When I read a book, I often wonder about the inner workings of its author. What books did you read as children? Is your work inspired by anyone? Did you have houseplants?
This comic imagines answers to the latter question. For example, if Agatha Christie had a favorite houseplant, it could be the monstera. The Swiss cheese plant may have forked leaves, but they can grow large enough to hide a corpse. Meanwhile, cat fanatic Haruki Murakami may like to grow catnip, while Joan Didion may prefer wallflowers. Read on for even more plant theories just for fun.
Kelsey Davenport is a designer and illustrator based in Los Angeles. Follow @latimesplants on Instagram.
https://www.latimes.com/lifestyle/story/2022-03-07/agatha-christie-joan-didion-franz-kafka-favorite-plants Agatha Christie to Kafka: Imagining the writers’ favorite plants