Contemporary Authors

  • Volume 391
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  • ISBN-10: 141032267X
  • ISBN-13: 9781410322678
  • DDC: 809
  • Grade Level Range: 10th Grade - College Senior
  • 450 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2017, 2017, 2017
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released December 2016
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Find biographical information on more than 156,000 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.

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 a 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.
  • The Gale Literary Index, which can be accessed online at, 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 (See Table of Contents for listing.)

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1410322424 | ISBN-13: 9781410322425

Table of Contents

Abrahamian, Atossa Araxia.
Alard, Nelly.
Allison, John.
Bailey, Tanya A.
Bannerman, Stacy.
Benson, Ray.
Bremer, Jeff.
Brooks, Maegan Parker.
Burrow, Rufus Jr.
Caddoo, Cara.
Carassai, Sebastian.
Carrigan, William D.
Casavantes Bradford, Anita.
Cashion, Matt.
Childress, Ron.
Cho, Zen.
Clifton, Lutricia.
Costner, Kevin.
Curry, Carolyn Newton.
Darling, Nadine.
Davies, Tod.
Day, John Kyle.
DeConnick, Kelly Sue.
de Vise, Daniel.
Dorren, Gaston.
Doubleday, Simon R.
Douglas, Illeana.
Drexler, Michael J.
Dublin, Anne.
Ducie, Joe.
Dwyer-McNulty, Sally.
Ellis, Mark.
Engel, Amy.
Fleisher, Mark S.
Gartman, Eric.
Gibney, Shannon.
Gillin, Kate Cote.
Gray, LaGuana.
Greenstein, Shane.
Hall, Leanne.
Harwell, Debbie Z.
Hines, Anna Grossnickle.
Hofmann, Sabine.
Irons, Larry.
Jensen, Robert.
Kaminski, Theresa.
Kaufman, Sarah L.
Keaton, David James.
Kivirahk, Andrus.
Klein, Christine A.
Kloss, Robert.
Kove, T.T.
Kraus, Daniel.
Lancaster, Guy.
LaPoma, Jonathan.
LaRue, Teresa A.
Lee, Heath Hardage.
Levy, Aidan.
Lewis, R.C.
Lewis, Tom.
Leznoff, Glenda.
Littlefield, Nick.
Lough, David.
Lynn, Kirk.
MacLauchlin, Cory.
Mar, Alex.
Marshall, Dan.
Matthews, Gary R.
Maxwell, Angie.
McCleskey, Turk.
McConchie, Lyn.
McCrea, Gavin.
McGirr, Lisa.
McGoey, Linsey.
McGovern, Kate.
McKinley, Shepherd W.
McLean, Elizabeth.
Menconi, David.
Menikoff, Aaron.
Merchant, Hold.
Merwin, Ted.
Metcalf, Gabriel.
Meyerhofer, Michael.
Michel, Lincoln.
Michelson, Leslie D.
Miller, Davis.
Mitchell, Dennis J.
Molesky, Mark.
Moore, Nancy Jane.
Moriarty, Donald Peter II.
Morrison, Susan Signe.
Mueller, Ken S.
Murakami, Masahiko.
Musser, George.
Mustacich, Suzanne.
Nadler, Ben.
Nayyar, Kunal.
Nelson, Colleen.
Neuffer, Julie Debra.
Nexon, David.
Novak, Rick.
Oakes, Colleen.
O'Connor, Heather M.
O'Malley, Gregory E.
Palmer, Aaron J.
Palombo, Alyssa.
Parker, Mary-Louise.
Park, Sooyong.
Park, Yeonmi.
Peeples, Edward H.
Perry, Carol J.
Peterson, Lawrence K.
Phelps, Wesley G.
Pietron, Barbara.
Poague, Michele.
Poland, Tom.
Pollitt, Phoebe Ann.
Ponce, Pearl T.
Porcher, Richard Dwight Jr.
Powell, Jessie Bishop.
Puckett, Dan J.
Purnell, Sonia.
Pye, Virginia.
Ramsey, Jo.
Rand, Archie.
Redniss, Lauren.
Reid, Joy-Ann.
Reidy, Dave.
Ribay, Randy.
Riddle, A.G.
Riedel, Michael.
Roth, Sarah N.
Rush, Lori Eriksen.
Sandlin, Lisa.
Santos, Carlos.
Satterlee, Thom.
Schmitt, Sarah J.
Schwartz, Simon.
Scott, Michael.
Segal, Mark.
Sen, Chaitali.
Siegel, Seth M.
Silverman, David.
Sirott, Jonah C.
Slaughter, Thomas P.
Smith, Amanda Hilliard.
Smith, Fred C.
Smith, Ted A.
Stanton, Brandon.
Stephenson, Wen.
Stoffers, Joy Huang.
Sumner, Bernard.
Sumner, Margaret.
Swanson, Drew A.
Tait, Anne.
Talley, Sharon.
Tarango, Angela.
Taylor, Gregory S.
Templin, Mary.
Thornhorn, Randy.
Tom, Jessica.
Tuil, Karine.
Turrettini, Unni.
Van Atta, John R.
Varnum, Robin.
Verveer, Melanne.
Vidler, Marissa.
Vinciguerra, Thomas.
Vodolazkin, Eugene.
Wagner, David P.
Walsh, Joanna.
Waltman, Kevin.
Wang, Chi.
Waterhouse, Anna.
Waudby, Jeannie.
West-Bulford, Simon.
White, Ed.
Whitmarsh, Tim.
Wieland, Karin.
Willey, David.
Wirestone, Max.
Wiviott, Meg.
Woodley, Jenny.