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

  • Volume 343
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  • ISBN-10: 1414497326
  • ISBN-13: 9781414497327
  • DDC: 809
  • Grade Level Range: 10th Grade - College Senior
  • 450 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2014, 2014, 2014
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released November 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014
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Find biographical information on more than 130,000 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.
  • 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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Table of Contents

CA Numbering System and Volume Update Chart.
Authors and Media People Featured in the Volume.
Author Listings.
Abdelnour, Salma.
Akbar, M. J. 1951-.
Andrews, Brian 1973-.
Angelella, J. R. 1981(?)-.
Apostol, Gina.
Bartholomeusz, James 1992-.
Bates, Jeremy 1978-.
Beckmann, Elisabeth.
See Mohn, Liz.
Bendick, Jeanne 1919-.
Berry, Nina.
Birkhead, Tim.
Blum, Andrew.
Brook, Yaron 1961-.
Buchholz, Benjamin.
Budd, Ken.
Buzzard, Justin 1978-.
Cardamone, Tom 1969-.
Carvajal, Doreen.
Castner, Brian.
Castro, Joy 1967-.
Chaudhary, Arun 1975-.
Chiofalo, Rosanna.
Cillizza, Chris 1976-.
Coen, Enrico 1957-.
Conard, Edward 1957(?)-.
Costello, Victoria 1952-.
Cotkin, George 1950-.
Crespino, Joseph 1972-.
Cronk, Laura 1977-.
Crumpton, Henry A. 1958(?)-.
Dahlvig, Anders 1957-.
Davis, J. D.
de Pfeffel Johnson, Alexander Boris (See Johnson, Boris).
Desai, Kishwar 1956-.
Diaz, Natalie.
Doorley, John.
Dorfman Jones, Jessica.
Dufty, David F.
Echols, Damien 1974-.
Eden, Kate (See Wells, Jaye).
Falkner, Sarah 1968-.
Faux, Jeff 1936-.
Fay, Kim.
Feinberg, Kenneth R. 1945-.
Feingold, Russ 1953-.
Felt, Hali.
Fernando, Roshi.
Fertel, Randy 1950-.
Fine, Doug.
Finger, Gerrie Ferris.
Finn, Adharanand.
Fisher, Melissa S. 1962-.
Fishman, Zoe.
Foster, Douglas.
Foster, Sara 1976-.
Fox, Addison.
Franko, Mark 1946-.
Freed, David 1954-.
Furtick, Steven.
Galaxy, Jackson.
Gamble, Tom.
Gamboa, Santiago 1965-.
Gapper, John.
Garon, Sheldon 1951-.
Garrett-Davis, Josh.
Gilbert, Kellie Coates.
Gillham, David R.
Goldman, Carrie.
Goldwag, Arthur 1957-.
Gómez, Carlos Andrés 1981-.
Grace, Stephen.
Grant, Michele.
Grecian, Alex.
Gudenkauf, Heather.
Hall, Emylia 1978-.
Halverson, Seré Prince.
Hannibal, Mary Ellen.
Harad, Alyssa.
Harding, Luke 1968-.
Hayes, Christopher 1979-.
Haynes, Elizabeth 1971-.
Heaberlin, Julia.
Heilbut, Anthony 1940-.
Helton, J. R.
Hesketh, Robin.
Hill, Gregory 1972-.
Hittle, Brian Andrew (See Andrews, Brian).
Hutcheson, Michael Wayne(See Echols, Damien).
Jay, Meg.
Joel, Maggie.
Johnson, Boris 1964-.
Johnson, Shawn 1992-.
Jones, Jessica Dorfman (See Dorfman Jones, Jessica)
Jones, Lesley-Ann.
Jurek, Scott 1973-.
Kallentoft, Mons 1968-.
Kang, Jay Caspian 1979-.
Kanstroom, Daniel.
Kaputa, Catherine 1948-.
Kavin, Kim 1972-.
Kay, I. J. 1961-.
Kenyon, Amy Maria 1954-.
Kester, Eric.
Klima, John 1974-.
Kuhns, Eleanor 1956-.
Larson, Kay.
Leutze, Jay Erskine 1964-.
Levin Becker, Daniel 1984-.
Levinson, Meira.
Loconte, Joseph 1961-.
Mack, Kenneth W. 1964-.
Madeira, Jody Lynee.
Mahama, John Dramani 1958-.
Manheimer, Eric.
Manzi, Jim 1963-.
March, Mia.
Martinez, Domingo.
Mattlin, Ben 1962-.
Max, Tucker 1975-.
McCain, Meghan 1984-.
McGee, William J.
McMillan, Claire.
Merrick, Britt.
Methven, Jon.
Miech, Rob.
Millar, David 1977-.
Millar, Louise.
Miller, Emily Jeanne.
Mogford, Thomas.
Mohn, Liz 1941-.
Montanti, Elissa.
Morley, Jefferson 1958-.
Mullane, Nancy.
Muttitt, Greg.
Natterson-Horowitz, Barbara.
Nickle, David 1964-.
Niose, David 1962-.
Noftle, Kelli Anne 1981-.
Oxenham, Gwendolyn.
Pearson, Bryan.
Pennington, Bill 1956-.
Percer, Elizabeth.
Pettersson, Vicki 1971-.
Phelps, Carissa.
Phillips, Rowan Ricardo.
Piot, Peter 1949-.
Pirro, Jeanine 1951-.
Poore, Michael.
Potter, Russell A. 1960-.
Prescott, John 1954-.
Purdy, Brandy 1975-.
Pyne, Lydia V.
Quirk, Matthew 1981(?)-.
Randall, David K.
Ratner, Vaddey 1970(?)-.
Reid, Rob 1965-.
Rigney, Matt.
Roig-Franzia, Manuel.
Romano, Carlin.
Rosenfeld, Seth 1956-.
Rutkow, Eric.
Ryan, Hank Phillippi.
Rynick, David 1952-.
Sablosky, Harriet Ann.
See Ryan, Hank Phillippi.
Salit, Jacqueline S.
Salkowitz, Rob 1967-.
Sanders, Ted 1969-.
Schowalter, Timothy D. 1952-.
Segal, Francesca 1980-.
Sharpe, Katherine 1979-.
Sheehan, Jacqueline.
Shipstead, Maggie 1983-.
Sinclair, Hugh.
Stein, Joel 1971-.
Stone, Alex.
Stone, Michel 1969-.
Stone, Randall W. 1966-.
Streitmatter, Rodger 1948-.
Swarns, Rachel L.
Tereba, Tere.
Thomas, Amy 1972-.
Treadwell, James.
Treuer, Anton.
Tunnicliffe, Hannah 1979-.
Ujifusa, Steven 1979(?)-.
Veith, George J. 1957-.
Walker, Karen Thompson 1980-.
Weaver, Lila Quintero 1955-.
Weber, Matt.
Wells, Jaye.
Williams, Michael Vinson 1971-.
Williams, Robert A., Jr. 1955-.
Wisler, Alice J. 1961-.
Womersley, Chris 1968-.
Wood, Benjamin 1981-.
Wood, Lucy.
Zehner, Ozzie.
Zelevansky, Nora.
Zorn, Robert E. 1958(?)-.

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