eBook Contemporary Authors

  • Volume 358
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  • ISBN-10: 1573024058
  • ISBN-13: 9781573024051
  • DDC: 809
  • Grade Level Range: 10th Grade - College Senior
  • 450 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2015, 2015, 2015
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released November 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).

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  • All entries in this volume are updated versions of sketches that first appeared in the CONTEMPORARY AUTHORS 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.

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  • 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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    ISBN-10: 1573023892 | ISBN-13: 9781573023894

Table of Contents

CA Numbering System and Volume Update Chart.
Authors and Media People Featured in This Volume.
Author Listings.
Akins, Jerry 1935-.
Ali, Omar H. 1971-.
Ambar, Saladin M.
Andrews, Bryce.
Antopol, Molly.
Arenson, Adam 1978-.
Arthurs, Joshua 1975-.
Barnes, Donna A. 1954-.
Belco, Victoria 1952-.
Bennahum, Ninotchka Devorah.
Bennette, Rebecca Ayako 1973-.
Bernath, Michael.
Berridge, Virginia 1946-.
Berry, Wes 1969-.
Besen-Cassino, Yasemin 1978-.
Bessey, Sarah.
Bonfield, Lloyd 1949-.
Bosco, David L.
Brandon, Mark E.
Brett, Annabel S.
Brosh, Allie 1985(?)-.
Brown-Nagin, Tomiko 1970-.
Burkholder, Mark A. 1943-.
Bynum, Cornelius L. 1971-.
Calhoun, Kenneth 1966-.
Camosy, Charles 1975-.
Canfield, Donald E. 1957-.
Chander, Anupam 1967-.
Chapman, Drew.
Cheevers, Jack.
Chen, Kirstin 1981-.
Cheney, J. Kathleen.
Chiasson, Blaine R. 1964-.
Conlin, Jonathan.
Constantine, Robin.
Courage, Katherine Harmon.
Craft, Kathryn.
Crouch, Andy.
Cullather, Nick 1959-.
Curwood, Anastasia C. 1974-.
Daddis, Gregory A. 1967-.
Davis, Jacquelyn K. 1950-.
Dawlabani, Said Elias 1962-.
Deardorff, Donald L., II 1967-.
Dearen, Patrick 1951-.
Delaney, Rob 1977-.
de Queiroz, Alan.
Dorsey, Jennifer Hull 1969-.
Douglas, Helen.
Dowler, Wayne 1945-.
Dragostinova, Theodora 1972-.
Edelson, Chris.
Elo, Elisabeth.
Espinosa, Mariola.
Evans, Jules 1977-.
Fagone, Jason.
Fair, John D. 1943-.
Fatherly, Sarah 1969-.
Friend, Lizzie.
From, Al 1943-.
Gallo, Carmine 1965-.
Garrett, Bradley L.
Gazan, Sissel-Jo 1973-.
Gladstone, Wayne.
Goldsmith, Barton.
Goodall, Howard 1958-.
Gottschalk, Peter 1963-.
Greble, Emily 1978-.
Greenberg, Joel.
Gregg, Justin.
Grodin, Marion.
Gurwitch, Annabelle 1961-.
Hadfield, Chris 1959-.
Hamlin, Françoise N. 1974(?)-.
Hayasaki, Erika 1979(?)-.
Hesketh, Ian 1975-.
Hill, Johnny Bernard 1971-.
Honeck, Mischa 1976-.
Hope, Anna 1974-.
Horwitz, Allan V. 1948-.
Hwang, Sun-Mi 1963-.
Ivaska, Andrew M. 1971-.
Jacobs, Hollye.
Jacobs, Michael 1952-2014.
Jelks, Randal Maurice 1956-.
Johnson, Colin R. 1974-.
Johnson, Dirk R. 1963-.
Jones, Alden.
Juricek, John T. 1938-.
Karlan, Pamela S. 1959-.
Karush, Matthew B. 1968-.
Kelley, Sean M. 1966-.
Kilmeade, Brian 1964-.
Klay, Phil 1983-.
Knapp, Robert C. 1946-.
Lambert, Josh 1979-.
Lamb-Shapiro, Jessica.
Lampert, Nicolas 1969-.
Lee, Patrick 1976-.
Levine, Alison 1966-.
Levine, James A. 1963-.
Li, Junheng.
Lifschitz, Avi 1975-.
Lillios, Anna 1948-.
Loewenstein, Laurie.
Lowe, Hilary Iris.
Lundin, Matthew 1974-.
Mackay, Ruth 1953-.
Maden, Mike.
Maguire, Peter.
Masur, Kate.
McLeish, Todd.
McLoughlin, Rosemary 1942(?)-.
McNenly, Linda Scarangella 1970-.
Meringolo, Denise D. 1968-.
Meyers, Cynthia B.
Miller, Gwenn A. 1970-.
Miller, Richard J. 1950-.
Miller, Worth Robert 1943-.
Mjagkij, Nina 1961-.
Montejano, David 1948-.
Mutch, Barbara.
Nashawaty, Chris.
Ndibe, Okey 1960-.
Neal, Catherine S.
Nelms, Joe.
Nesbit, TaraShea.
Nuwer, Deanne.
O'Hara, Matthew D. 1970-.
Orsi, Jared 1970-.
Orzoff, Andrea.
Ouchley, Kelby 1951-.
Owuor, Yvonne Adhiambo 1968-.
Palmer, Kimberly.
Parsons, Kelly.
Patterson, Lee E. 1968-.
Portes, Andrea.
Powell, Avril A.
Preciado, Beatriz 1970-.
Radziwill, Carole 1963-.
Rainfield, Cheryl 1972-.
Rawles, James Wesley 1960-.
Reardon, Carol.
Reynolds, Jason.
Robson, Jennifer 1970-.
Roll, Jarod.
Rosen, Bob 1955-.
Rosenzweig, Phil 1955-.
Rubenstein, Mary-Jane.
Rushforth, Brett.
Russell, Anthony 1952-.
Sabin, Paul 1970-.
Samuels, Michael 1942-.
Sax, Aline 1984-.
Schafer, Daniel L. 1938-.
Schnall, Marianne 1967-.
Sestanovich, Stephen 1950-.
Seth, Suman 1974-.
Shepherd, Lloyd.
Silvester, Trevor.
Simpson, Bland 1948-.
Smith, Aaron 1969-.
Sostrin, Jesse.
Staalesen, Gunnar 1947-.
Staveley, Brian.
Stein, Marc.
Sternbergh, Adam.
Stollak, Kayli 1986(?)-.
Stone, A. Douglas 1954-.
Stossel, Scott 1969-.
Sugirtharajah, R.S.
Swanson, Peter 1968-.
Tillet, Salamishah 1975-.
Tomlins, Christopher L. 1951-.
Tseng, Lillian Lan-ying.
Urquhart, Rachel.
Vlahos, Len.
Vlossak, Elizabeth.
Vogelstein, Fred 1962-.
Von Tobel, Alexa 1984(?)-.
Wall, Carol 1951-.
Wanhalla, Angela.
Waters, M. D. 1976-.
Watson, Roger 1954-.
Weber, Tracy 1964-.
Weeks, John R. 1944-.
Wilder, April.
Wilk, Lucie 1972-.
Wilson, Joshua C.
Wilson, Victoria 1949-.
Wittman, Laura.
Wolcott, Victoria W.
Wolff, Larry 1957-.
Wolffe, Richard 1968-.
Zahedieh, Nuala.

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