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

  • Volume 346
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  • ISBN-10: 1414497350
  • ISBN-13: 9781414497358
  • DDC: 809
  • Grade Level Range: 10th Grade - College Senior
  • 450 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2014, 2014, 2014
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released January 2014
  • 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.
Aikman, Becky.
Akkerman, Gregg 1966-.
Albin, Gennifer.
Alexander, Ian.
See Graham, Joshua.
Al-Maria, Sophia 1983-.
Andrews, Jesse.
Arbesman, Samuel.
Arnold, Elana K.
Aronson, Louise.
Arroyo, Fred 1966-.
Ashforth, Albert.
Asimov, Eric 1957-.
Atwell, Mary Stewart 1978-.
Aylon, Helène 1931-.
Bajema, Don.
Banks, Anna.
Banks, Marlene.
Bardsley, Greg.
Bastianich, Joe 1968-.
Bateson, John 1951-.
Bein, Steve.
Bennett, Christopher L.
Bischof, Joanne.
Bobet, Leah 1982-.
Boilard, Jon.
Bosworth, Jennifer 1978-.
Brannan, Sandra.
Brimhall, Traci.
Brown, Karen 1960-.
Brunt, Douglas.
Carrier, Richard 1969-.
Cashman, Erin 1965-.
Cave, Stephen.
Chamberlain, Ava.
Clay, Adam 1978-.
Coats, J. Anderson.
Cole, Norma 1945-.
Colin, Emily 1975-.
Corral, Eduardo C. 1973-.
Daniloff, Caleb 1969-.
de Barros, Paul 1946(?)-.
Deggans, Eric.
Delamere, Jennifer.
Drake, Jocelynn.
Ecenbarger, William 1940-.
Edelman, Peter B. 1938-.
Edmonds, Lucinda.
See Riley, Lucinda.
Ellison, J. T.
Emerson, Jason 1975-.
Ennis, Michael.
Fairclough, Philippa.
See Perry, Philippa.
Fama, Elizabeth 1965-.
Farris, Peter.
Feinstein, Michael 1956-.
Feld, Steven 1949-.
Finland, Glen.
Firestein, Stuart.
Fischer, Cher 1952-.
Fitzpatrick, Huntley 1963-.
Fogelson, Hillary 1975-.
Frankopan, Peter 1971-.
Frantz, Laura.
Freeland, Chrystia 1968-.
Frenette, Bethany.
Gale, Emily 1975-.
Gallenzi, Alessandro 1970-.
Geye, Peter.
Gimbel, Steven 1968-.
Graham, Joshua.
Hale, Constance 1957-.
Hancock, Ka.
Healey, Trebor 1962-.
Higgins, Jane.
Hoffman, Bryce G.
Izzo, Kim 1967-.
Jaye, Lola.
Jennings, Regina.
Johnston, Margaret Placentra.
Kapic, Kelly M. 1972-.
Keith, Jeanette 1953-.
Kelly, Marjorie 1953-.
Kiesbye, Stefan.
Kilborne, Sarah S.
Kohen, Yael 1980-.
Larson, Jayne Amelia.
Launier, Véronique.
Lawson, Jenny 1979-.
Laybourne, Emmy 1971-.
Leary, Lani.
Levy, Jonathan 1978-.
Likens, Aaron 1983-.
Linko, Gina.
Lippold, Kirk S. 1959-.
Lockman, Darcy 1972-.
Logevall, Fredrik 1963-.
Luloff, Joanna 1973-.
Lundoff, Catherine 1963-.
Lutz, Ericka.
Lynch, Marc 1969-.
Maddow, Rachel 1973-.
Mann, Jeffrey K. 1970-.
Mann, Michael E. 1965-.
Mantooth, John 1971-.
Markovits, Anouk.
Martyn, Trea.
Masters, Ben 1988(?)-.
McCafferty, Keith 1953-.
McCloskey, Molly 1964-.
McCracken, Grant David 1951-.
McGuinness, Patrick 1968-.
McInnes, Gavin 1970-.
McIntosh, D.J.
Meades, Christopher 1974-.
Miller, Serena B.
Mont, Eve Marie 1972-.
Morrison, Rusty 1956-.
Motika, Stephen 1977-.
Moyle, Franny 1964-.
Mozingo, Joe.
Murphy-Shigematsu, Stephen 1952-.
Myers, Marc 1956-.
Narozny, Christopher.
Nelson, Alyse 1974-.
Nelson, Jennifer 1965-.
Neumann, Rachel.
Newport, Olivia 1955-.
Nickson, Elizabeth.
Norris, Elizabeth.
O’Connell, Aaron B. 1973-.
O’Connor, Varley.
O’Donnell, Lisa 1972-.
Oestreich, Joe.
Okun, Jordan 1978-.
O’Mara, Tim.
Orange, Michelle.
Östlundh, Håkan 1962-.
Özkan, Serdar 1975-.
Pabich, Wendy J.
Pahl, Greg 1946-.
Pandl, Julia 1970-.
Parrish, Christa 1977-.
Patterson, Janci 1982-.
Paul, Fiona.
Paulson, Ingrid.
Peacock, Kathleen.
Perman, Stacy.
Perrine, Jane Myers.
Perry, Philippa 1957-.
Peters, Bill.
Pick, Daniel 1960-.
Pigliucci, Massimo 1964-.
Pollero, Rhonda.
Povich, Lynn.
Prager, Dennis 1948-.
Prinz, Jesse J.
Pulkkinen, Riikka 1980-.
Pura, Murray 1954-.
Rader, Peter.
Radford, Ceri.
Rafferty, Tess.
Rajamani, Ashok 1975(?)-.
Redekop, Corey.
Reed, Roy 1930-.
Rendel, Emma 1976-.
Rhyne, Teresa J.
Rideout, Tanis.
Riley, Lucinda.
Roberts, Kelsey.
See Pollero, Rhonda.
Romanowski, William D. 1954-.
Ross, John J. 1966-.
Rubin, Jeff 1954-.
Runstedtler, Theresa.
Sachs, Jonah.
Saulitis, Eva 1963-.
Schaap, Rosie.
Scott, Mindi.
Segall, Ken.
Selecky, Sarah Lucille 1974-.
Sethi, Aman 1983-.
Sharma, Ruchir.
Sloan, Robin 1979-.
Smith, Gene Allen 1963-.
Stagg, J. C. A. 1945-.
Stone, Tamara Ireland.
Stuckey, Priscilla 1957-.
Swavely, Dave 1966-.
Takacs, Stacy.
Tapper, Jake 1969-.
Tejada, Susan 1945-.
Thúy, Kim 1968-.
Trasandes, Monica.
Vallianatos, Corinna.
Wagman, Diana.
Webb, Wendy K.
Weber, Jenna.
Wen, Leana S. 1983-.
Williams, Florence 1967-.
Wolf, Jennifer Shaw 1974-.
Woodman, Betsy.
Zambreno, Kate 1977-.

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