Do you need a particular environment to be able to write. Personally, I have the same simple need for both reading and writing. I need a quiet space free from distractions (i.e., no people).
The Guardian has posted pictures of the Writing Rooms of some authors. The picture above is that of Eric Hobsbawm. Go on over to The Guardian to check out the rest. You will need to click on the authors’ names to reveal the picture of their writing rooms.