eBook Contemporary Authors: A Bio-Bibliographical Guide to Current Writers in Fiction, General Nonfiction, Poetry, Journalism, Drama, Motion Pictures, Television

  • Volume 355
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  • ISBN-10: 1573024023
  • ISBN-13: 9781573024020
  • DDC: 809
  • Grade Level Range: 10th Grade - College Senior
  • 450 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2014, 2014, 2014
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released September 2014
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Find biographical information on more than 149,000 modern novelists, poets, playwrights, nonfiction writers, journalists and scriptwriters. Sketches typically include personal information, contact information, career history, writings, biographical and critical sources, authors’ comments, and informative essays about their lives and work. A softcover cumulative index is published twice per year (included in subscription).

Features and Benefits

  • All entries in this volume are new to the series (See Table of Contents for listing).
  • The series also includes select number of autobiographical essays, about 10,000 words in length, written by the authors themselves and accompanied by a selection of unique family photos.
  • Softcover cumulative index published twice per year (included in subscription) contains references to all entries in the series as well as in other Gale literature reference works.

What's New

  • Sketches typically include personal information, contact information, career history, writings, adaptations, biographical and critical sources, and informative essays about authors’ lives and works.

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  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1573023868 | ISBN-13: 9781573023863

Table of Contents

CA Numbering System and Volume Update Chart.
Authors and Media People Featured in the Volume.
Author Listings.
Abbott, Rachel.
Agee, Gary Bruce 1965-.
Aitcheson, James 1985-.
Anderson, Mark R.
Anteby, Michel 1970-.
Apple, Lindsey 1942-.
Armstrong, Charles K. 1962-.
Bailey, Kevin M. 1950-.
Bartelmay, Ryan 1975-.
Bates, Laura.
Batterson, Mark.
Beattie, J. M. 1932-.
Beeley, Christopher A. 1968-.
Bell, David 1969-.
Berger, Zackary 1973-.
Bernard, D. V.
Betts, Matt.
Biehler, Dawn.
Billings, Lee.
Birtcher, Baron R.
Blackman, Josh.
Bonastia, Christopher 1967-.
Boneham, Sheila Webster 1952-.
Branch, Daniel 1978-.
Brasher, Glenn David.
Brown, Callum G. 1953-.
Buffett, Howard G. 1954-.
Carew, Opal.
Carlson, Elliot 1936-.
Chapman, Emma 1985-.
Close, John Weir.
Conover, Sarah.
Constable, Cathryn.
Conway, Tim 1933-.
Cornell, Svante E. 1975-.
Cossette, Sophie 1968(?)-.
Courtney, Jeremy.
Courtwright, Julie.
Crothers, A. Glenn.
Dalgliesh, Carolyn.
Dalglish, David.
Danielson, Chris.
Dauber, Jeremy 1973-.
David-Fox, Michael 1965-.
Davis, Julie L.
Devine, Eric.
Ecko, Marc 1972-.
Ellis, Danny 1947-.
Ellwood, Mark.
Farrelly, Maura Jane.
Feldon, Jenny.
Ferguson, Leland G. 1941-.
Florio, Gwen 1955-.
Flowers, Elizabeth Hill.
Folger, Joni.
Forrest, Bob 1961-.
Frenkel, Edward 1968-.
Friedman, Jason K. 1963-.
Gelasimov, Andrei 1965-.
Geni, Abby.
Gentry, Caron E.
Gibbins, David 1962-.
Glaser, Judith E.
Glaser, Paul 1947-.
Glasson, Travis.
Gneezy, Uri 1967-.
Goldman, Seth 1965(?)-.
Gollapudi, Aparna.
Greene, Harry W. 1945-.
Greene, Joshua David 1974-.
Greve, Michael S. 1956-.
Grivno, Max L.
Gutierrez, Luis V. 1953-.
Hanna, Nelly.
Hannibal, James R. 1975-.
Harrison, Guy P. 1953-.
Haulman, Kate.
Haws, J. B. 1974-.
Healey, Mark A.
Hernandez, Tim Z. 1974-.
Hettle, Wallace 1962-.
Hilde, Libra Rose.
Hill, Clint 1932-.
Hill, Matt 1984-.
Hodson, Christopher.
Huston, Anjelica 1951-.
Hylton, Wil S.
Inrig, Stephen 1970-.
James, Selma 1930-.
Jennison, Watson W. 1970-.
Johnstone, Steven 1959-.
Kershaw, Paul J.E.
Krawczynski, Keith.
Lair, Meredith H.
Laite, Julia.
La Serna, Miguel.
Laughlin-Schultz, Bonnie 1975-.
Lawlor, Joe.
Lethbridge, Lucy.
List, John A. 1968-.
Magnuson, Joel.
Marino, John 1946-.
Markulin, Joseph 1951-.
McCranie, Kevin D.
McDonald, Tracy 1966-.
McGinnis, Mindy.
McGuinness, Margaret M.
McIntyre, Rebecca Cawood.
McMahon, Kevin J.
Mengak, Kathy 1956-.
Mesrobian, Carrie.
Meyler, Deborah 1968(?)-.
Miller, Keith D.
Milne-Smith, Amy 1977-.
Moore, R. I. 1941-.
Morgan, Elisa 1955-.
Morgan, Kass.
Morrissey 1959-.
Musteen, Jason R.
Nalebuff, Barry 1958-.
Nathanson, Mitchell J.
Neill, Deborah J.
Nieli, Russell 1948-.
Osgood, Kelsey 1986(?)-.
Ostrofsky, Marc 1961-.
Pappademos, Melina.
Peraino, Kevin 1976-.
Pilley, John W.
Pramuk, Christopher.
Prenshaw, Peggy Whitman.
Quigley, Paul 1977-.
Qureshi, Sadiah.
Razlogova, Elena 1972-.
Reed, Betty Jamerson 1937-.
Remillard, Arthur.
Ring, Natalie J. 1968-.
Robinson, Thatcher 1952-.
Salkin, Allen.
Sas, Miryam Belle.
Sassoon, Joseph.
Satterwhite, Emily 1972-.
Schillinger, Liesl.
Schmitt, Edward R. 1970-.
Serano, Julia.
Shavitsky, Ziva.
Shaw, Jane 1963-.
Showalter, Shirley Hershey 1948-.
Simmons, Solon.
Simonton, Deborah 1948-.
Smith, James Patterson.
Smith, Richard H.
Solomon, Alisa 1956-.
Southwood, Emily 1978-.
Stanley, Talmage A.
Stanton, Lucia C.
Stanwood, Owen.
Stasavage, David.
Steinmetz, Andrew 1965-.
Stern, Caryl M. 1957-.
Stone, Rachel Marie 1981-.
Strub, Whitney.
Suddendorf, Thomas 1967-.
Sweet, James Hoke.
Tagg, Melissa.
Taylor, Greg 1967-.
Thomas, Karen Kruse.
Towns, W. Stuart 1939-.
Tripodi, Christian.
Viner, P. D.
Waldschmidt-Nelson, Britta.
Walker, Shiloh 1976-.
Walkowitz, Judith R. 1945-.
Walton, David 1975-.
Ward, Jason Morgan.
Warner, Peter.
Warwick, Mal 1941-.
Wasserman Schultz, Debbie 1966-.
Watson, Douglas E. 1971-.
Way, Albert G.
Way, J. T. 1966-.
Wellman, Kathleen 1951-.
Wells, Jonathan Daniel 1969-.
White, Derrick E.
Wilder, Craig Steven 1965-.
Williams, Cecil 1929-.
Wilson, Ward.
Wise, Benjamin E.
Zackodnik, Teresa C.
Zwicker, Lisa Fetheringill 1972-.

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