It’s a real honor to present our collaboration with Maria Popova and Wendy MacNaughton for a new and very qualitative and experimental visualization created for brainpickings.org

As Maria already in depth elaborated in her article “Famous writers’ sleep habits and literary productivity”  her original idea was to find out whether any possible correlations between famous writers’ productivity and the time they used to wake up exist.

Data on each of the two variables are hard to find and quantify, so we ended up building a data-visualisation illustrating the writers (37) for whom wake-up times were available — this became the base data set, around which we set out to quantify, then visualize, the literary productivity of each author and added the main awards they’ve been prized with and their life length, to provide a further context.