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

  • Volume 206
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  • ISBN-10: 0787691321
  • ISBN-13: 9780787691325
  • DDC: 809
  • Grade Level Range: 10th Grade - College Senior
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  • Original Copyright 2003 | Published/Released October 2003
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2003

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Your students and users will find biographical information on approximately 300 modern writers in this volume of Contemporary Authors®.

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  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 0787651990 | ISBN-13: 9780787651992


"Some days at the reference desk it seems that only two or three sources are necessary to successfully answer all of the day's questions. One of these few sources is always Contemporary Authors. … With more than 100,000 writers listed, CA has been the source for quick information on authors since 1962. … It is essential for libraries to have the Contemporary Authors series." -- ARBA (American Reference Books Annual) 1999


"A few years ago when I was introducing Richard Wilbur at a reading in Key West, I asked him for information, and he gave me his Contemporary Authors bio. That's a testimony! Thank you for giving us all the chance to set the records straight." -- Annie Dillard, author of Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, winner of Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction, 1975 (10-97)

— Annie Dillard

"Comprehensive information on well-known and less-famous authors from all genres." -- Writer (11/05/94)

— Writer

"I am delighted and honored to be included in this distinguished volume." -- Frederick Morgan, Founder, Hudson Review

— Annie Dillard

"[CA's] summary of my book, 'Deadly Force,' and the complex controversy that surrounded it is the most precise, most revealing, and best written piece on the subject, including those done by the New York Times, Time Magazine, People Magazine." -- Lawrence F. O'Donnell, Jr., author

— Annie Dillard

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— Isaac Asimov

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— UK Reference Reviews

"Your writer did a fine job with [my] sketch -- it's amazingly accurate. I can't tell you with what dread I approached reading this -- so much that has been published [about me] is in error. This is solid research."

— Annie Dillard

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— Chinua Achebe