Contemporary Authors

  • Volume 389
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  • ISBN-10: 1410322653
  • ISBN-13: 9781410322654
  • DDC: 809
  • Grade Level Range: 10th Grade - College Senior
  • 450 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2017, 2016, 2016
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released October 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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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.
  • 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: 1410322408 | ISBN-13: 9781410322401

Table of Contents

Aldrich, Margret.
Alexander, Kermit.
Alexiou, Joseph.
Allain, Rhett.
Alvarado Valdivia, Juan.
Aryan, Stephen.
Attwell, David.
A Yi.
Bach, Mette.
Badger, Hilary.
Bailey, Ronald.
Baily, Virginia.
Banasky, Carmiel.
Barclay, Dave.
Barr, Charles.
Battershill, Andrew.
Bayrasli, Elmira.
Beck, Derek W.
Belden, Chris.
Benjamin, Arthur T.
Biespiel, David.
Birger, Jon.
Blumenthal, Max.
Bow, Erin.
Brambles, Lindsay Francis.
Brideson, Cynthia.
Brideson, Sara.
Broers, Michael.
Browne, Katherine E.
Brown, Theresa.
Caesar, Ed.
Carlin, Kelly.
Carter, Alden R.
Chance, Maia.
Corton, Christine L.
Cross, H. S.
Cunningham, Liz.
Czerwiec, MK.
DeCarlo, Melissa.
Dickinson, Seth.
Di Donna, Annie.
Dietrich, Tamara.
Domanick, Joe.
Domingos, Pedro.
Dunaway, Dennis.
Dunlap, Jan.
Dweck, Nicole.
Eaton, Barry.
Enniss, Stephen.
Erelle, Anna.
Erickson, Mike C.
Estes, Kelli.
Faye, Sanderia.
Fifield, Adam.
Fisher, James.
FitzPatrick, Kristin.
Flake, Emily.
Flitcroft, Ian.
Flores, Carlos Nicolas.
Foreman, Tom.
Francis, June.
Galvin, Anthony.
Garcia, Vanessa.
Gaul, Gilbert M.
Gerould, Alex.
Gibbons, Brittany.
Giuffre, Kathy.
Glaser, Rachel B.
Goessel, Tracey.
Goff, Chris.
Golombok, Susan.
Gorman, Michael.
Goulding, Matt.
Grant, Vicki.
Green, Allison.
Green, Dawn.
Gregory, David.
Guertin, Chantel.
Halpern, Monda.
Ham, Mary Katharine.
Hankins, Barry.
Harrison, Melissa.
Hart, Elsa.
Heijens, Janet.
Herbert, Joe.
Higgins, C. A.
Horowitz, Eli.
Joiner, Sara K.
Jones, J. R.
Klein, Jen.
Koetting, Alexis.
Kreamer, Anne.
Kurniawan, Eka.
Lee, Jonathan H.X.
Leff, Lisa Moses.
Lynn, Sarah.
Marquardt, Marie.
Martin, Luisge.
McAlpine, Fraser.
McClelland, Susan.
Miller, Flagg.
Morris, Eric.
Moses, Nancy.
Moslener, Sara.
Moulin, Jules.
Murray, David P.
Mutter, John C.
Myka, Lenore.
Nadasen, Premilla.
Nicoletti, Cara.
Nissenbaum, Dion.
Oak, Ben.
Oak, Beth.
Ochshorn, Susan.
O'Connor, M. R.
Odell, Amy.
Otis, Ginger Adams.
Owen, Taylor.
Palau, Kevin.
Pavlic, Ed.
Penn, Amy Phillips.
Pessah, Jon.
Petro, Anthony.
Phillips, Kyra Maya.
Pollock, Mary Sanders.
Posada, Jorge.
Poulton, Dionne Wright.
Ritter, William.
Rodrik, Dani.
Rogers, Jim.
Ross, Amy Danziger.
Ross, Fran.
Ross, Jeff.
Rumer, Eugene.
Russakoff, Dale.
Sanchez, Juan Reinaldo.
Schlimm, John.
Schmitt, Catherine.
Schwarcz, Joe.
Sherman, Scott.
Solie, Karen.
Stanton, Richard.
Stevens, Christopher.
Stoll, Mark.
Stone, Adam N.
Syken, Bill.
Sykes, S. D.
Torres, Julia.
Townsend, Chris.
Trogdon, Jo Ann.
Tsing, Anna Lowenhaupt.
Tweedy, Damon.
Usher, David.
Van Tiem, Victoria.
Vermes, Timur.
Vitrano, Christine.
Walton, John H.
Ware, Ruth.
Wendig, Chuck.
Wensink, Patrick.
Westberg, Daniel A.
White, Kristin M.
Wilkin, Sam.
Wilson, Jarrid.
Winfrey Harris, Tamara.
Wolters, Cleary.
Woodford, Chris.
Wright, Susan Elliot.
Yates, Christopher J.
Yousufi, Mushtaq Ahmed.
Zemeckis, Leslie.
Zobal, Silas Dent.
Zuckoff, Allan.