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

  • Volume 357
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  • ISBN-10: 157302404X
  • ISBN-13: 9781573024044
  • DDC: 809
  • Grade Level Range: 10th Grade - College Senior
  • 450 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2015, 2015, 2014
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released October 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015
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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: 1573023884 | ISBN-13: 9781573023887

Table of Contents

CA Numbering System and Volume Update Chart.
Authors and Media People Featured in the Volume.
Author Listings.
Abruzzo, Margaret Nicola.
Adhikari, Mohamed 1953-.
Ali, Kecia.
Alpert, Daniel.
Amrith, Sunil S. 1979-.
Apuzzo, Matt.
Ashe, Geoffrey 1923-.
Auslin, Michael R. 1967-.
Baca, George.
Bailey, Catherine 1960-.
Baker, Peter 1967-.
Baldwin, Peter C. 1962-.
Barnaby, Hannah.
Bashor, Will 1951-.
Bates, Joseph 1972-.
Baxter, Greg 1974-.
Bloedhorn, Hanswulf 1950-.
Botham, Fay 1968-.
Bradburn, Douglas 1972-.
Bradley, Elizabeth H. 1962-.
Brock, George 1951-.
Brown, D. Clayton 1941-.
Browning, Judkin.
Burley, John 1971-.
Campanella, Richard 1966-.
Carruthers, Avril.
Cerullo, John J. 1949-.
Chappell, Marisa.
Chen, Janet Y. 1972-.
Cherry, Alison.
Cimbala, Paul A. 1951-.
Clark, Elizabeth A. 1938-.
Clayton, Alice.
Collins, Rod 1941-.
Conger, Vivian Bruce.
Cotlar, Seth.
Davis, Ben 1979-.
DeLay, Brian 1971-.
Dodgson, Rick.
Douglas, Lake 1949-.
Dowden-White, Priscilla A.
Edmonds, Penelope.
Ehrlich, Matthew C. 1962-.
Ethridge, Robbie 1955-.
Evtuhov, Catherine 1960-.
Fallon, James H. 1947-.
Fisher, Kate.
Flores, Tatiana.
Furst, Juliane 1973-.
Galor, Katharina 1966-.
Goldman, Adam.
Greeson, Jennifer Rae.
Grjasnowa, Olga 1984-.
Guridy, Frank Andre.
Hanhardt, Christina B.
Hardy, Hugh 1932-.
Haugen, Kristine Louise 1973-.
Henderson, Artis.
Hicks, Jonathan 1957-.
Hollander, Jessica 1982-.
Hoole, Elissa Janine 1976-.
Hotta, Eri 1971-.
Isitt, Benjamin 1978-.
James, Winston.
Janik, Erika 1981(?)-.
Jividen, Jason.
Jones, Brian Madison.
Khater, Akram Fouad 1960-.
Klausner, Julie 1978-.
Klein, Josh 1974-.
Knapp, Sandra 1956-.
Korstad, Robert Rodgers 1948-.
Krughoff, Laura.
Ladd, Sarah E.
LaFayette, Bernard, Jr. 1940-.
Lary, Diana 1941-.
Laudan, Rachel 1944-.
Lavergne, Gary M. 1955-.
Leichtle, Kurt E. 1949-.
Leloudis, James L.
Lepenies, Philipp H. 1971-.
Liebert, Emily.
Lomax, David 1966-.
Lystra, Donald 1945-.
Mackowiak, Philip A. 1946(?)-.
MacLean, David 1974-.
Mapp, Paul W.
Martin, Charles H. 1945-.
McAdams, Molly.
McCurry, Stephanie.
McDuffie, Erik S. 1970-.
McGregory, Jerrilyn.
McGuire, Jamie 1978-.
McHam, Sarah Blake 1944-.
McKinley, Vern.
Meissner, David.
Mignogna, Adeena.
Millar, Peter.
Minardi, Margot 1978-.
Minter, Adam 1970-.
Moise, Leslie 1960-.
Mora, Anthony P. 1974-.
Morgan, Piers 1965-.
Morsman, Amy Feely 1972-.
Moyen, Eric 1974-.
Mutti Burke, Diane 1968-.
Nair, Neeti 1978-.
Navarro, Aaron W. 1973-.
Nicholls, Michael L. 1944-.
Nissley, Tom 1967-.
Noonan, Mark J. 1968-.
O’Connor, Brian J. 1959-.
Ohanian, Alexis 1983-.
Owumi, Alex.
Pande, Ishita 1976-.
Pearson, Ellen Holmes 1962-.
Pen, Ronald.
Perales, Monica 1972(?)-.
Piafsky, Michael.
Rabasa, Jose 1948-.
Raiford, Leigh.
Ramsey, Guthrie P., Jr.
Rath, Tom.
Reineke, Sandra.
Reverby, Susan 1946-.
Ringer, Monica M. 1965-.
Rivett, Sarah.
Roberts, Rita 1943-.
Robertson, Stacey M.
Robinson, K. A. 1990-.
Rockefeller, R. J.
Romo, Anadelia A.
Rouighi, Ramzi.
Rowe, Erin Kathleen 1974-.
Rubinstein, Mark 1942-.
Runciman, David 1967-.
Salesa, Damon Ieremia 1972-.
Saujani, Reshma.
Savodnik, Peter.
Sbardellati, John 1973-.
Schmidt, James D.
Shere, Jeremy.
Shishkin, Mikhail 1961-.
Silkenat, David.
Simmonds, Alan G.V.
Smith, John Matthew.
Smith-Howard, Kendra.
Sovich, Nina.
Spear, Jennifer M. 1967-.
Spoor, Ryk E. 1962-.
Stanard, Matthew G.
Sternhell, Yael A.
Szreter, Simon 1957-.
Takats, Sean 1974-.
Tanzer, Ben 1968-.
Taraghi, Goli 1939-.
Taylor, Lauren A.
Tchividjian, Tullian 1972-.
Titus, Jill Ogline.
Tolz, Vera 1959-.
Toxey, Anne Parmly 1964-.
Tucker, K. A. 1978-.
Turner, Fred 1961-.
Tuten, James H.
Ungor, Ugur Umit 1980-.
Varallo, Anthony 1970-.
Verhulst, Dimitri 1972-.
von Bremzen, Anya 1963-.
Waddell, Lynn 1967(?)-.
Wallace, W. Jason.
Walton, Calder.
Washburn, Alexandros.
Watts, Trent 1965-.
Weeks, Gregory 1970-.
Weisser, Susan.
Wert, Justin J.
Williams, Chad L. 1976-.
Williams, Samantha 1970-.
Willis, Lee 1973-.
Witgen, Michael J.
Witterick, J. L.
Witton, Mark P. 1984-.
Woodworth, Paddy 1951-.
Yano, Christine 1951-.
Zimmerman, Andrew.
Zogry, Michael J. 1966-.
Zyzak, Magdalena 1983-.

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