The Top 10 author Google doodles

This week, to honour Simone de Beauvoir's birthday (if still alive she would be 106), Google paid tribute to the author with one of their Google doodles. The French writer and existential philosopher looked stoic and beautiful posing with the word Google.

Google has a rich tradition of celebrating authors. Here's a look back at 10 of our favourite Google doodles over the past couple of years!