To help get April's Orbis Terrarum reading off to a fun start, I'm giving away a free paperback (author and title to be revealed later) to the first OT challenger who can guess the name of the mystery man above (no resemblance to the actual author, of course!). All OT contestants are welcome to play, and the only rule is that you should limit yourself to one guess a day (no anonymous entries) in the comments box until the writer's identity is revealed. I'll provide a new clue here daily until a winner is declared, but here are three to start you out. P.S. Given that these clues may apply to more than one person, don't get too mad if you guess the "wrong" writer based on a similar description. I know who the right one is!
- The author in question, one of the most influential of his times by many accounts, was a writer and a photographer.
- English was not the author's native language.
- A son of the author is a filmmaker.
- (Bonus clue) Jorge Luis Borges, no stranger to talent himself, was a huge fan of this writer's work.
- (Latest clue) Although this celebrated short story writer and novelist did write in Spanish, he wasn't born in either South America or Spain.
Can you guess the name of this author?