World Authors 2000-2005

World Authors 2000-2005

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An all-new collection of biographies in the widely praised World Authors series, World Authors 2000-2005 covers some 300 novelists, poets, dramatists, essayists, scientists, biographers, and other authors whose books-published 2000 through 2005-represent the dawn of a new millennium of great literature. Well-researched, in-depth accounts (averaging 3,000 words), explore writers' backgrounds, formative experiences, and literary achievements:* Many autobiographical accounts, written specifically for this volume* Profiles also highlight critical response to authors' works* Entries include suggested reading lists and bibliographies* Photo of the author accompanies many of the entriesWorld Authors contains reliable biographical data, plus candid anecdotes, opinions, and insights:* Gregory Orr's disclosure that "Probably the pivotal event in my life happened when I was 12 and was responsible for the death of a younger brother, Peter, in a hunting accident"; Martha McPhee's explanation that her novels "rose from the beautiful wreckage of my childhood"; James D. Houston's account that "the very desire to be a writer was seeded in those long ago Sunday morning [church] services where language itself was the primary means for connection with a higher power."show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 800 pages
  • 172.72 x 254 x 43.18mm | 1,247.37g
  • H.W. Wilson Publishing Co.
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 16th ed.
  • 0824210778
  • 9780824210779