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

  • Volume 353
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  • ISBN-10: 1573024007
  • ISBN-13: 9781573024006
  • DDC: 809
  • Grade Level Range: 10th Grade - College Senior
  • 450 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2014, 2014, 2014
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released June 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: 1573023841 | ISBN-13: 9781573023849

Table of Contents

CA Numbering System and Volume Update Chart.
Authors and Media People Featured in This Volume.
Author Listings.
Abdi, Hawa 1947-.
Achor, Shawn.
Anderson, Chris 1966-.
Anderson, Nate.
Anderson, Toni.
Anka, Paul 1941-.
Arndt Anderson, Heather 1976-.
Ashford, Brenda 1921-.
Auerbach, Karen.
Balding, Clare 1971-.
Baldwin, Tindell 1987-.
Barca, Jerry.
Bard, Richard.
Bauerdick, Rolf 1957-.
Beckerman, Tracy.
Beeland, T. DeLene.
Beirne, Logan 1981-.
Belfoure, Charles 1954-.
Bell, Jeannine 1969-.
Bellow, Greg 1944-.
Bernard, Romily.
Bernhard, Toni.
Bernstein, Arnie 1960-.
Bertsch, David Riley.
Beyer, Ramsey.
Blount, Patty.
Bolen, W. R.
Bonert, Kenneth.
Brewster, Alicia Wright.
Brown, E. R.
Brown, Pete 1968-.
Budgor, Mindy 1981(?)-.
Calcaterra, Regina 1966-.
Campbell, T. Colin 1934-.
Carney, Charity R. 1982-.
Carroll, Abigail.
Carroll, Sean 1966-.
Carter, Cris 1965-.
Carter, David C.M.
Casella, Jody.
Chainani, Soman 1980(?)-.
Chapman, Tim 1953-.
Chayut, Noam 1979-.
Cicirelli, Dave.
Coleman, Slash.
Collins, Paul 1940-.
Conner, Alana.
Coodley, Lauren.
Cooper, John.
Crowder, Melanie.
Culver, Chris.
Currey, Mason.
Dalton, Elizabeth Lenhard 1970-.
Day, Nicholas.
Dodson, DeAnna Julie 1961-.
Donald, Mark L.
Dubler, Joshua 1974-.
Dunn, John.
Duron, Lori.
Epstein, David J. 1980-.
Ewalt, David M. 1976-.
Farizan, Sara 1984-.
Ferguson, William J.
Ferrell, Miralee 1953-.
Finch, Tim 1962-.
Fischer, Rusty.
Fischl, Eric 1948-.
Fitzgerald, Adam 1983-.
Frankel, Jordana.
Garvis Graves, Tracey.
Gerhard, Jane F. 1961-.
Girard, Geoffrey 1967-.
Glanville, Brandi 1972-.
Glass, Loren.
Gnaulati, Enrico 1960-.
Gomes, Laurentino 1956-.
Goodwin, George 1956-.
Graham, Peter 1947-.
Graydon, Nicola.
Grebe, Camilla 1968-.
Gyllenhaal, Liza.
Hamilton, Ian 1946-.
Hanawalt, Lisa.
Hazelton, Rebecca 1978-.
Heine, Ronald E. 1939-.
Henry, Murphy Hicks.
Hernández, Anabel 1971-.
Higashida, Naoki 1992-.
Hill, Antonio 1966-.
Howard, J. J. 1972-.
Huddleston, Judy.
Hurley, Bob, Sr. 1947-.
Hussey, Matthew 1987-.
Hutchison, Dot.
Iserson, David.
Jackson, Mitchell S.
Jackson, Nate 1979-.
Jamison, Rebecca H. 1970-.
Janis-Norton, Noël.
Jayne, Hannah.
Jehanara Tremayne, Wendy.
Joel, Mitch 1971-.
Johansson, J. R. 1978-.
Karsh, Brad.
Kazanjian, Kirk.
Keever, Beverly Deepe.
Kennedy 1972-.
Kiem, Elizabeth 1970-.
Klaw, Margaret 1957-.
Konen, Leah.
Kopp, Heather 1964-.
Kusserow, Adrie 1966-.
LaFlaur, Mark 1958-.
Lindhout, Amanda 1981-.
Lipperman, Liz 1947-.
Long, Kathleen.
Loustalot, Victoria.
Loyd, Amy Grace 1973(?)-.
Lyerly, Anne Drapkin.
MacLeod, Mary J.
Makos, Adam 1981(?)-.
Malkovsky, Bradley J.
Mandel, Judy 1954-.
Markus, Hazel Rose.
Marley, Patrick.
May, Stephen 1964-.
Mayo, Simon 1958-.
McChrystal, Stanley A. 1954-.
McFarlane, Fiona 1978-.
Mehta, Jal.
Melillo, Wendy.
Mennuti, Nicholas 1978-.
Merkoski, Jason 1972-.
Miller, Adrian.
Monaghan, Louise.
Montgomery, David R. 1961-.
Moore, Rowan.
Moretti, Franco 1950-.
Mufti, Shahan 1981-.
Mullainathan, Sendhil.
O’Brien, Jack 1939-.
Ohlin, Nancy.
O’Sullivan, Natalia 1963-.
Peloquin, Lili.
Perry, Gina.
Phillips, Nicola.
Phoenix, Michèle 1968(?)-.
Piazza, Mike 1968-.
Polsky, Sara.
Preston, Katherine 1984-.
Redwine, C. J.
Rhodes, John 1947-.
Röhm, Elisabeth 1973-.
Ronstadt, Linda 1946-.
Rosenbaum, Robert.
Rusbridger, Alan 1953-.
Rutherford, Ethan.
Schirripa, Steve 1957-.
Schuurman, Derek C. 1967-.
Scrinis, Gyorgy.
Seamon, Hollis.
Shafir, Eldar.
Simsion, Graeme.
Singh, Jaspreet 1969-.
Spoo, Robert 1957-.
Stella, Tom 1944-.
Stelter, Brian 1985-.
Sundstøl, Vidar 1963-.
Svoboda, Elizabeth.
Taylor, Tess.
Templin, Courtney.
Terrill, Cristin.
Tesson, Sylvain 1972-.
Thompson, Clive 1968-.
Torres Sanchez, Jenny.
Traff, Asa.
Tucholke, April Genevieve.
Unzicker, Alexander 1965-.
Urwand, Ben 1977-.
Van Horn, Carl E. 1950-.
Waggoner, Susan.
Wakefield, Vikki.
West, Paul 1930-.
Westover, Steve 1974-.
Wilson, Leila.
Zimmer, Michael 1955-.
Ziolkowski, Jim.

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