Authors

  • A. J. Jacobs

    Arnold Stephen "A. J." Jacobs Jr. (born March 20, 1968) is an American journalist, author, and lecturer best known for writing about his lifestyle experiments. He is an editor at large for Esquire and has worked for the Antioch Daily Ledger and Entertainment Weekly. ...
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  • A. J. Liebling

    Abbott Joseph "A. J." Liebling (October 18, 1904 – December 28, 1963) was an American journalist who was closely associated with The New Yorker from 1935 until his death. ...
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  • A. L. Kennedy

    Alison Louise "A. L." Kennedy (born 22 October 1965) is a Scottish writer of novels, short stories and non-fiction, academic and stand-up comedian. She is known for her characteristically dark tone, a blending of realism and fantasy, and for her serious approach to her work. She contributes columns and reviews to European newspapers. ...
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  • A. M. Homes

    Amy M. Homes (pen name A. M. Homes; born December 18, 1961, Washington, D.C.) is an American writer. She is best known for her controversial novels and unusual short stories, which feature extreme situations and characters. Notably, her The End of Alice (1996) is a novel about a convicted child molester and murderer. Adopted at birth, Homes met her biological parents for the first time when she was 31, and published a memoir, The Mistress's Daughter (2007) about her exploration of her expanded "family." Her most recent novel, May We Be Forgiven, was published by Viking Books on September 27, 2012. The first chapter of the novel was published in Granta′s 100th issue in 2008, edited by William Boyd, and was selected by Salman Rushdie for The Best American Short Stories 2008. The novel won the Women's Prize for Fiction in 2013. ...
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  • A. Manette Ansay

    A. Manette Ansay (born 1964) is an American author. She was born in Lapeer, Michigan. ...
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  • A. Merritt

    Abraham Grace Merritt (January 20, 1884 – August 21, 1943) – known by his byline, A. Merritt – was an American Sunday magazine editor and a writer of fantastic fiction. The Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame inducted him in 1999, its fourth class of two deceased and two living writers. ...
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  • A. N. Wilson

    Andrew Norman Wilson (born 1950) is an English writer and newspaper columnist known for his critical biographies, novels and works of popular history. He is an occasional columnist for the Daily Mail and a former columnist for the London Evening Standard. He has been an occasional contributor to The Times Literary Supplement, New Statesman, The Spectator and The Observer. His latest book, Charles Darwin, Victorian Mythmaker (2017), has been criticised for its scientific, historical and editorial errors and been described as misleading. ...
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  • A. Roger Merrill

    Ariel Roger Merrill (born May 2, 1945) was the general president of the Sunday School organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 2004 to 2009. He was the nineteenth man to serve in that position. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Ariel Carden Merrill and Edith Horsley, Merrill grew up in Carmel, California and served as a missionary for the LDS Church in the Texas Mission in the 1960s. Merrill married Rebecca Rippy in the Salt Lake Temple on June 7, 1967, and they are parents of seven children. On April 3, 2004, LDS Church president Gordon B. Hinckley called Merrill as general president of the church's Sunday School organization. It was the first time since Russell M. Nelson was called to hold the same position in 1971 that a person who was not a general authority of the church became the Sunday ...
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  • A. S. Byatt

    Dame Antonia Susan Duffy HonFBA (née Drabble; born 24 August 1936), known professionally as A. S. Byatt ( BY-ət), is an English novelist, poet and Booker Prize winner. In 2008, The Times newspaper named her on its list of the 50 greatest British writers since 1945. ...
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  • A. Scott Berg

    Andrew Scott Berg (born December 4, 1949) is an American biographer. After graduating from Princeton University in 1971, Berg expanded his senior thesis on editor Maxwell Perkins into a full-length biography, Max Perkins: Editor of Genius (1978), which won a National Book Award. His second book Goldwyn: A Biography was published in 1989. Berg's third book Lindbergh, a highly anticipated biography of aviator Charles Lindbergh was published in 1998, becoming a New York Times Best Seller, and winning the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography. In 2003 Berg published Kate Remembered, a biography-cum-memoir about his friendship with actress Katharine Hepburn that received mixed reviews. His biography of Woodrow Wilson was published in 2013. Berg also wrote the story for Making Love (1982), a controversial film that was the first major studio drama to address the subjects of gay love, closeted marriages, and coming out. He has contributed articles to ...
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