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

  • Volume 354
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  • ISBN-10: 1573024015
  • ISBN-13: 9781573024013
  • DDC: 809
  • Grade Level Range: 10th Grade - College Senior
  • 450 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2014, 2014, 2014
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released July 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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    ISBN-10: 157302385X | ISBN-13: 9781573023856

Table of Contents

CA Numbering System and Volume Update Chart.
Authors and Media People Featured in This Volume.
Author Listings.
Alcorn, Katrina 1972(?)-.
Aliu, Xhenet.
Allardice, Kevin.
Anker, Patty Chang 1970(?)-.
Ardi, Dana.
Armstrong, Elizabeth A. 1965-.
Bailey, Frankie Y. 1952-.
Baker, Adam 1969-.
Barnett, David 1970-.
Barr, Lisa.
Barr, Luke.
Beaumont, Maegan 1975-.
Biltekoff, Charlotte 1970-.
Bissonnette, Barbara A.
Bolt, Stacy.
Bolton, Michael 1953-.
Bolz-Weber, Nadia.
Bowe, Kristine.
Bry, Dave.
Cander, Chris.
Capeci, Jerry 1944-.
Castille, Sarah.
Chu, Jeff.
Coleman, Nick 1960-.
Collins, Steven 1950-.
Cooper, Doug 1970-.
Cope, Tim 1978-.
Couch, Julianne 1959-.
Davies, Gloria.
Di Cintio, Marcello 1973-.
Donaldson, Julianne.
Duffy, P. S.
Easley, Warren C.
Edwards, Allison.
Eggers, William D. 1967-.
Ehrgott, Roberts 1959-.
Estreich, George.
Etzkorn, Irene.
Farber, David R.
Field, Suzette 1978-.
Fisman, Raymond 1971-.
Francis, Gavin 1975-.
French, Dawn 1957-.
Frieman, Richie 1979-.
Gaché, Lisa.
Geragos, Mark 1957-.
Gleason, Colleen.
Goldstein, Slavko 1928-.
Govindarajan, Vijay 1949-.
Grabowski, Jan 1962-.
Gray, Peter.
Greenberg, Hank 1925-.
Guillebeau, Michael.
Hackel, Steven W.
Hair, David 1965-.
Hamilton, Laura T.
Harding, Thomas 1968-.
Hayes, Sophie.
Hejmanowski, Chris 1971-.
Herkness, Nancy.
Hicks, Pamela 1929-.
Hines, Kevin 1981-.
Hollister, Tim 1957-.
Hornby, Gill.
Houston, Keith 1977-.
Hunter, John 1954-.
Hutton, Ewart.
Jackson, Jeff.
Johnson, Kirk W.
Johnson, Martin P.
Joseph, Lynn.
Kaiser, Michael M.
Kaufmann, Nicholas 1969-.
Kawash, Samira 1963-.
Keach, Stacy 1941-.
Keil, Melissa.
Keith, Philip.
Kieffer, Susan W. 1942-.
Klaber, William.
Krokos, Dan.
Lancet, Barry.
La Russa, Tony 1944-.
Leckie, Ann.
Lederman, Leon M. 1922-.
Lee, Sandra 1966-.
Lennon, J. Michael 1942-.
Levine, Peter 1967-.
Lewis, Timothy 1954-.
Lidegaard, Bo 1958-.
Lieberman, Matthew D. 1970-.
Lindsey, Julie Anne.
Lindstrøm, Merethe 1963-.
Lister, Jane 1965-.
Littlewood, Alison.
Luna, Cari 1973-.
Lynch, Paul 1977-.
Mackey, John 1954-.
MacLeod, Sue 1955-.
Macmillan, Paul.
Mansfield, Dennis 1956-.
Martin, Barnaby 1972-.
Mazari, Najaf 1971-.
McConaghy, Lorraine.
McCord, Monty.
McDonald, Heather 1970-.
McMinn, Suzanne 1964(?)-.
Mead, Corey.
Merritt, Greg 1965-.
Messum, J. Kent 1979-.
Michaels, Jesse 1969-.
Michelli, Joseph A. 1960-.
Mikics, David 1961-.
Miley, Mary.
Miller, Bob 1945-.
Morris, Theresa 1956-.
Mottola, Tommy 1948-.
Moyer, Jaime Lee.
Musser, Rebecca 1976-.
Nethercott, Michael.
Newsom, Gavin 1967-.
Norton, Anne 1954-.
Offerman, Nick 1970-.
Ollmann, Joe 1966-.
Pang, Alex Soojung-Kim.
Parker, C. L.
Parks, Sheri.
Parnia, Sam.
Pasley, Jeffrey L. 1964-.
Pavel, Thomas 1941-.
Perlmutter, David 1954-.
Peterson, Phillip K. 1943-.
Polak, Paul 1931(?)-.
Probst, Jennifer.
Questlove 1971-.
Redfearn, Suzanne.
Redish, A. David.
Reilly, Brendan M.
Rich, Bruce.
Richards, Douglas E. 1962-.
Riello, Giorgio 1974-.
Robbins, Sandra 1940-.
Robinson, Brett T. 1975-.
Roll, David L. 1940-.
Roth, Veronica 1988-.
Ruttman, Larry 1931-.
Safran, Joshua.
Scull, Luke.
Sestero, Greg 1978-.
Shaw, John T. 1957-.
Shelley, Fred M. 1952-.
Shirkani, Jen.
Sidhu, Ranbir Singh.
Siegel, Alan M. 1938-.
Simon, David Robinson.
Skaggs, Ricky 1954-.
Smalley, K. Bryant.
Smith, Michael Farris.
Spellberg, Denise 1958(?)-.
Spence, Simon.
Spencer-Wendel, Susan 1966-.
Stimson, Ellen 1962-.
Stinson, Susan 1960-.
Stock, Jon 1966-.
Stosny, Steven.
Sullivan, Tim 1970-.
Sward, Anne 1969-.
Terry, Chris L.
Thompson, Sam 1978-.
Thomson, James Whitfield.
Tippins, Sherill 1955-.
Toensmeier, Eric.
Tournour, John 1965-.
Townsend, Anthony M. 1973-.
Trimble, Chris.
Truax, Laura Sumner 1961-.
Van Allen, Lisa.
Van den Berg, Laura 1983-.
Vasta, Giorgio 1970-.
Vogel, Charity 1975-.
Walker, Jesse 1970-.
Walker, Ray 1981-.
Walker, Sophie 1971-.
Warren, Jacob C.
Warren, Robert B.
Wasser, Laura A. 1968-.
Weinberg, Felix 1928-2012.
Wientzen, Raoul L.
Wilder, Lynn K. 1952-.
Wilkinson, Todd 1962-.
Winder, Elizabeth.
Wolf, Alison 1949-.
Yu, Ovidia 1961-.
Zuluaga, Claudia.

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