Contemporary Authors

  • Volume 373
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  • ISBN-10: 1410311449
  • ISBN-13: 9781410311443
  • DDC: 920
  • Grade Level Range: 10th Grade - College Senior
  • 450 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2015, 2015, 2015
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released October 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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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

  • Sketches typically include personal information, contact information, career history, writings, adaptations, biographical and critical sources, and informative essays about authors’ lives and works.
  • 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

  • All entries in this volume are new to the series (see Table of Contents for listing.)

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1410311279 | ISBN-13: 9781410311276

Table of Contents

CA Numbering System and Volume Update Chart.
Authors and Media People Featured in the Volume.
Author Listings.
Albertine, Viv 1954-.
Alexander, Maria.
Allen, Julia M. 1947-.
Amende, Kathaleen E. 1972-.
Amram, Megan 1987-.
Angelini, Jude 1977-.
Ashford, David.
Bailey, Amanda 1966-.
Barrett, Duncan 1983-.
Basselin, Timothy J. 1976-.
Beckerman, Joel 1963-.
Bellamy, Jane 1950-.
Bicknell, John.
Blackwood, Scott.
Blumenthal-Barby, Martin.
Bostwick, William.
Braidotti, Rosi 1954-.
Brand, Christo 1960(?)-.
Brown, J. Dillon 1971-.
Bruchac, Joseph 1942-.
Burcaw, Shane 1992-.
Burns, Amy Jo 1981-.
Burrows, Mathew.
Calhoun, Bonnie S.
Calvi, Nuala.
Campbell, John L.
Canary, Daniel J.
Canary, Heather E.
Chandler-Willis, Lynn 1960-.
Chen, Yong 1960-.
Chevaillier, Flore 1979-.
Cho, Eugene.
Clark, Walter Aaron.
Clay, Andrew Dice 1957-.
Clevidence, Cody-Rose 1984-.
Climo, Liz.
Comet, Noah 1977-.
Cooke, Rachel 1969(?)-.
Cutrofello, Andrew 1961-.
Danisi, Thomas 1951-.
Darling, Seth.
Davis, Aeron.
Davis, Caroline.
Davis, John T. 1955-.
Davis, Nick 1977-.
De Sio, Henry F., Jr. 1962-.
Dias, Rosie 1975-.
Dreazen, Yochi 1976-.
Dufallo, Basil.
Duffett, Mark.
Dunham, Lena 1986-.
Eltis, Sos.
Elwes, Cary 1962-.
Emlen, Douglas J. 1967-.
English, Linda 1969-.
Enslin, Elizabeth 1960-.
Espinosa, Gaston 1965-.
Everist, Mark 1956-.
Fawaz, Leila Tarazi 1944-.
Ferrara, Mark S.
Fetvaci, Emine 1974-.
Flom, Jonathan 1977-.
Foley, Patrick 1933-.
Founds, Kathleen 1982-.
Friedman, Max Paul.
Frost, Leslie Elaine.
Fuchs, Barbara 1970-.
Gaunt, Simon 1959-.
Genoways, Ted 1972-.
Giffords, Gabrielle 1970-.
Gillota, David 1977-.
Gottsche, Dirk 1955-.
Greene, Roland 1957-.
Greenhill, Jennifer A. 1974-.
Greer, Bonnie 1948-.
Grinti, Mike 1983-.
Grinti, Rachel 1985-.
Haas, Michael 1954-.
Hains, Rebecca C. 1976-.
Halbreich, Betty 1927-.
Hanselmann, Simon 1981-.
Harris, Shilo 1974-.
Heitner, Devorah 1975-.
Henry Anthony, Ronda C.
Herbert, Bob 1945-.
Hook, Philip.
Howley, Kerry.
Hughes, Ken 1964-.
Ingman, Heather 1953-.
Kaplan, Eric 1971-.
Kasinof, Laura 1986(?)-.
Kelly, Mark 1964-.
Kenemore, Scott 1977-.
Kilbride, Daniel 1968-.
Kilkenny, Allison 1983-.
Kilstein, Jamie 1982-.
King, Shelly.
Kolb, Martina.
Krebs, Brian 1972-.
Lehmann, Devra.
Lim, Sandra.
Little, Brian R.
Longworth, Karina 1980-.
Lopez-Calvo, Ignacio 1968-.
Lu, Marie 1984-.
Lurie, Lynn 1958-.
Lush, Paige 1980-.
MacDonald, Michael 1952-.
Mainardi, Diogo 1962-.
Marshall, Kate 1976-.
Maymudes, Jacob 1979-.
Maymudes, Victor 1935-2001.
McClusky, Mark.
McCollors, Tia.
McElduff, Siobhan.
McFawn, Monica 1979-.
McGregor, Alexander.
McPherson, Stephanie Sammartino.
Meitner, Erika 1975-.
Menino, Thomas M. 1942-2014.
Michael, Jackson.
Miller, Andy.
Minnema, Lourens 1960-.
Mize, Britt.
Moore, E. B.
Moore, Sarah J. 1956-.
Murphy, Colin.
Murphy, Sinead.
Ndesandjo, Mark Obama 1965-.
Nelson, Sophia A. 1967-.
Nowell Smith, David 1980-.
Noxon, Christopher 1968-.
O'Dea, Donal.
Odone, Jamison.
Park, Tony 1964-.
Paterno, Jay 1968-.
Perlman, Ron 1950-.
Pevny, Ron.
Phan, Charles 1962-.
Pilato, Herbie J. 1960-.
Polshek, James Stewart 1930-.
Pomerantsev, Peter 1977-.
Portanova, Stamatia 1974-.
Prendergast, Christopher.
Rachel, Daniel.
Rau, Petra 1969-.
Reed, S. Alexander 1979(?)-.
Ribeiro, Edgard Telles 1944-.
Ricardo, Francisco J. 1962-.
Roksa, Josipa.
Romanov, Nicholas S. 1951-.
Rudder, Christian 1976(?)-.
Sand, Shlomo 1946-.
Schenker, Jesse 1983-.
Schor, Hilary.
Sengupta, Hindol 1979-.
Shinn, Leslie 1953-.
Shlain, Leonard 1937-2009.
Sisterson, Douglas L.
Slomski, Heather A.
Smith, Orianne 1963-.
Soderlund, Gretchen 1970-.
Sprout, Leslie A. 1968-.
Stark, Lizzie.
Thomas, Jane 1955-.
Thorisson, Mimi 1975(?)-.
Tindell, Kip 1953(?)-.
Tirado, Linda.
Tobin, Paul 1965-.
Toumani, Meline.
Treger, Louisa.
Ursprung, Philip 1963-.
Vale, Brenda 1949-.
Vasunia, Phiroze.
Vecsey, Christopher 1948-.
Whiston-Donaldson, Anna 1970(?)-.
Whitley, Lauren D.
Williams, Taffy.
Wilson, Brian C.
Wilson, Valerie Plame 1963-.
Woods, John Dermot 1977-.
Yancey, Preston 1989-.
Zail, Suzy 1966-.

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