The Montblanc Writers Edition Series: Celebrating Literary Excellence Through Timeless Elegance

The ultimate blend of fine writing instruments and literature can be found in the Montblanc Writers Edition series – an homage to the literary giants who have shaped the course of human thought and expression. This collection of exquisite writing instruments continues to celebrate iconic literary figures, creating a unique and timeless tribute to the world of words.

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At the heart of the Montblanc Writers Edition lies a commitment to unparalleled craftsmanship. Each pen is a masterpiece in itself, meticulously designed and crafted to reflect the spirit of the writer it honours. From the choice of materials to the intricate detailing, Montblanc pens are a testament to the brand’s dedication to excellence. Released in fountain pen, ballpoint pen, rollerball pen and mechanical pencil variants, there is always something for everyone in the Writers Edition series.

The fountain pen version is usually based on the 146 LeGrand, with every single edition reflecting small details related to its subject, whether that be the shimmering blue barrel of the Jules Verne or the iconic serpent clip of the Agatha Christie. 

Celebrating Literary Icons

One of the defining features of the Montblanc Writers Edition is its celebration of literary icons. Since 1992, Montblanc has selected a renowned author and designed a pen that encapsulates the essence of their work and contribution to literature. From William Shakespeare to F. Scott Fitzgerald, each pen is a journey into the world of these writers, capturing the nuances of their creativity and vision.

The pens are often adorned with symbols and motifs that are emblematic of the author’s most famous works. For instance, the clip on the Shakespeare is shaped to resemble the golden earring that he wore in the Chandos portrait. This meticulous attention to detail not only makes these pens a collector’s delight but also ensures that each yearly release is eagerly awaited by Montblanc fans around the world! 

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The Nibs

With the vast majority of the Writers Edition fountain pens you’ll find a #6 nib at its heart, with an engraving that is personal to the editions subject. So the 1998 Edgar Allan Poe features a Raven, which is a nod to his famous poem, and the 2000 Friedrich Schiller has a crossbow, which refers to the legendary “William Tell”. Of particular interest to collectors are the editions where the larger #9 nib (the same size found on the Meisterstuck 149) is used – so far this has only be limited to the Ernest Hemingway, Alexandre Dumas and Homer.

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The Complete List

1992 – Ernest Hemingway

1993 – Agatha Christie

1994 – Oscar Wilde 

1995 – Voltaire

1996 – Alexandre Dumas

1997 – Fyodor Dostoevsky

1998 – Edgar Allan Poe

1999 – Marcel Proust

2000 – Friedrich Schiller

2001 – Charles Dickens

2002 – F.Scott Fitzgerald

2003 – Jules Verne

2004 – Franz Kafka

2005 – Miguel de Cervantes

2006 – Virginia Woolf

2007 – William Faulkner

2008 – George Bernard Shaw

2009 – Thomas Mann

2010 – Mark Twain

2011 – Carlo Collodi 

2012 – Jonathan Swift

2013 – Honore de Balzac

2014 – Daniel Defoe

2015 – Leo Tolstoy

2016 – William Shakespeare

2017 – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

2018 – Homer

2019 – Rudyard Kipling

2020 – Victor Hugo

2021 – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

2022 – Brothers Grimm

2023 – Robert Louis Stevenson

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The Future of the Montblanc Writers Edition Series

As Montblanc continues to explore the vast landscape of literature, the future of the Writers Edition promises even more captivating releases. The anticipation surrounding each year’s unveiling becomes a celebration of literary heritage and a testament to the enduring allure of the written word.

The Montblanc Writers Edition pens stand as ambassadors of the brand’s dedication to timeless elegance, literary excellence, and social responsibility. Each stroke of these pens on paper echoes the legacy of the writers they commemorate, creating a bridge between the past and the present, the literary and the luxurious.

In conclusion, the Montblanc Writers Edition is more than just a collection of writing instruments; it is a journey through the corridors of literary greatness. As we continue to navigate the digital age, these pens stand as reminders of the beauty and significance of the written word, encapsulated in an exquisite blend of craftsmanship and artistic expression.


You will usually find a wide selection of the Montblanc Writers Edition series available in the IZODS Preloved section, but if you have specific requirements then please do get in touch. There are many releases from the series, especially earlier examples, that often sell before they reach the website or are only offered for a short period of time before being snapped up. We can source specific example and work with collectors around the world to help fill elusive gaps in their own collections.

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