Contemporary Authors

  • Volume 374
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  • ISBN-10: 1410311457
  • ISBN-13: 9781410311450
  • DDC: 809
  • Grade Level Range: 10th Grade - College Senior
  • 450 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2016, 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.)

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  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1410311287 | ISBN-13: 9781410311283

Table of Contents

CA Numbering System and Volume Update Chart.
Authors and Media People Featured in the Volume.
Author Listings.
Abul-Magd, Zeinab 1976-
Adamson, Peter 1972-.
Adhikari, Aditya.
Adi, Hakim 1957-.
Anderson, Ted R. 1942-.
Anson, Edward M. 1946-.
Basso, Matthew.
BeDuhn, Jason 1963-.
Billig, Michael 1947-.
Bingen, Steven 1961-.
Black, Malachi.
Blackwell, Lewis.
Boin, Douglas.
Boone, Martina.
Boyle, Christina.
Brill, Sara.
Butler, Jesse 1973-.
Byamugisha, Frank 1953-.
Bybee, Catherine 1968-.
Cannon, Eoin F. 1973-.
Caraher, Lee.
Coffin, Lesley L.
Colker, Ruth 1956-.
Costello, Brian.
Cucchiara, Maia Bloomfield.
Cucker, Felipe 1958-.
Cummins, Bryan David 1953-.
Cushman, Gregory T. 1971-.
Décosterd, Mary Lou 1955-.
Deming, Brian 1954-.
Denial, Catherine J. 1971-.
DeShazer, Mary K. 1949-.
Di Piazza, Giuseppe.
Dodd, Nigel 1965-.
Dowling, Robert M. 1970-.
Drever, Matthew 1974-.
Dunak, Karen M.
Dupont, Carolyn.
Erazo, Juliet S. 1970-.
Ferber, Ilit 1973-.
Fishel, Danielle 1981-.
Fixico, Donald 1951-.
Fleming, Noah 1980-.
Frederickson, Kari A. 1964-.
Fure-Slocum, Eric.
Garcia, Cindy 1968-.
Garrett, Brandon 1975-.
Gaskin, Richard 1960-.
Gavin, William 1943-.
Gelderblom, Oscar 1971-.
Getty, J. Arch 1950-.
Gleeson, David T.
Goebel, Luke B.
Goldschmidt, Saskia 1954-.
Gonzalez, Gilbert G. 1941-.
Gordon, Robin L.
Gortner, David.
Granville, Brigitte.
Groysberg, Boris 1971-.
Hagler, Gina.
Hart, America.
Hathaway, Michael J.
Healy, Paul M. 1956-.
Heisler, Barbara Schmitter 1940-.
Hodges, John Oliver 1944-.
Hoklotubbe, Sara Sue 1952-.
Hooper, Emma 1981(?)-.
Innis-Jimenez, Michael.
Johns, Glyn 1942-.
Johnson, Aaron P. 1973-.
Johnson, Sarah Anne.
Johnston, Linda O.
Joseph, May 1962-.
Julier, Alice P.
Kerangal, Maylis de 1967-.
Kermani, S. Zohreh.
Kerr, Jeffrey Stuart 1957-.
Kim, Hyun Jin 1982-.
Kleinbard, Edward D.
Knauff, Markus 1964-.
Kohn, Eduardo 1968-.
Komisaruk, Catherine 1965-.
Kramer, Kenneth 1941-.
Kumar, Ashwani.
Kuznetsov, Sergey 1966-.
Kwok, Sun 1949-.
Langland, Victoria 1970-.
Latham, Den.
Lawlor, Krista.
Lee, Alexander.
Lehrer, Erica 1969-.
Leonardi, Cherry.
Levin, Matthew 1973-.
Lewis, Lindsay Mark.
Lovatt-Smith, Lisa 1967-.
Lovett, Andrew.
MacDougall, Pauleena 1948-.
Mackay, Ian R. 1922-.
Magoon, Kekla 1980-.
Makris, Katina I.
Malik, Kenan 1960-.
Mangan, Lucy.
Manzione, Gianmarc.
Marbury, Robert 1978(?)-.
Marshall, Colby.
Martin, Chuck 1949-.
Masilela, Ntongela.
Mayfield, John E.
McCarren, Felicia M.
McGinley, Paige A.
McGuire, Michael J. 1947-.
M'Closkey, Karen.
Mensch, Jennifer.
Mohan, Rohini.
Montana, Ismael Musah.
Nevin, Thomas 1944-.
Nhem, Boraden.
Norman, Andreas 1972-.
Oakley, Colleen.
O'Connell, Libby H. 1954-.
O'Connor, Jacqueline 1954-.
Palmer, Brandon 1970-.
Peterson, Sarah Jo.
Petrushevskaya, Ludmilla 1938-.
Philpot, Chelsey.
Pleins, J. David 1957-.
Prentice, Claire.
Price, Carole 1935-.
Reece, Henry.
Reese, Elaine.
Reiff, Mark R. 1957-.
Renert, Moshe 1965-.
Roberts, Justin 1975-.
Robertson, Eliza.
Rodrigue, John C. 1960-.
Rodriguez, Daniel 1988-.
Rodriguez, Vanessa 1976-.
Rogers, Robbie 1987-.
Ross, Michael A. 1963-.
Rothblatt, Martine Aliana 1954-.
Rothkopf, Scott 1976-.
Rubin, Anne Sarah.
Rubin, Julius H.
Ruggiero, Vincenzo 1950-.
Ruland, Jim.
San Filippo, Maria.
Santana, Cintia 1971-.
Schaub, Melissa 1971-.
Schmidli, William Michael 1979-.
Schmidt, Ethan A.
Scolieri, Paul A.
Segura, Gary M. 1963-.
Sheffield, Elisabeth 1960-.
Shenefelt, Michael 1953-.
Sheppard, Kathleen L. 1979-.
Shriver, Timothy 1959-.
Siff, Jason.
Smith, Merina.
Smith, Stacey L.
Soll, David 1971-.
Solo, Len 1939-.
Standish, Alex.
Stanfield, Michael Edward 1957-.
Steen, Eveline J. van der 1957-.
Steidinger, Joan.
Stephens, Larry David 1957-.
Stevenson, Jill 1974-.
Stoefen, Barbara Cofer 1953-.
Stoker, Donald J. 1964-.
Strassman, Rick 1952-.
Strecker, Susan.
Summer, Mary Elizabeth.
Sussman, Elissa.
Taylor, Jennifer Hudson.
Taylor-Jones, Kate E.
Teel, Roger.
Terrin, Peter 1968-.
Thuesen, Sarah Caroline.
Todaro, Julie 1950-.
Tucker, Irene.
Tyrrell, Toby 1965-.
Vargas Llosa, Alvaro 1966-.
Venturini, Fred.
Verstynen, Timothy 1978-.
Vince, Gaia.
Walker, Lauren.
Walker, Mark.
Walker, William S. 1978-.
Wang, Val.
Watkins, Alexandra.
Weaver, Ashley.
Webb, Margaret.
Weinstein, Jack Russell 1969-.
West, Christopher 1954-.
Wheaton, David 1969-.
Woertz, Eckart.
Wright, Gary 1945-.
Wu, Emily S. 1978-.
Yukich, Grace 1980-.

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