Authors

  • Ada Ellen Bayly

    Ada Ellen Bayly (March 25, 1857 – February 8, 1903), a.k.a. Edna Lyall, was an English novelist, and an early feminist. ...
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  • Ada Louise Huxtable

    Ada Louise Huxtable (née Landman; March 14, 1921 – January 7, 2013) was an architecture critic and writer on architecture. In 1970 she was awarded the first ever Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. Architecture critic Paul Goldberger, also a Pulitzer Prize-winner (1984) for architectural criticism, said in 1996: "Before Ada Louise Huxtable, architecture was not a part of the public dialogue." "She was a great lover of cities, a great preservationist and the central planet around which every other critic revolved," said architect Robert A. M. Stern, dean of the Yale University School of Architecture. ...
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  • Adah Isaacs Menken

    Adah Isaacs Menken (June 15, 1835 – August 10, 1868), was an American actress, painter and poet, and was the highest earning actress of her time. She was best known for her performance in the melodrama Mazeppa, with a climax that featured her apparently nude and riding a horse on stage. After great success for a few years with the play in New York and San Francisco, she appeared in a production in London and Paris, from 1864 to 1866. After a brief trip back to the United States, she returned to Europe. However, she became ill within two years and died in Paris at the age of 33. Menken told many versions of her origins, including her name, place of birth, ancestry, and religion, and historians have differed in their accounts. Most have said she was born a Louisiana Creole Catholic of mixed race, with European and African ancestry. ...
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  • Adam Begley

    Adam C. Begley (born 1959 in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American freelance writer, and was the books editor for the New York Observer from 1996 to 2009. Begley is the son of Sally (Higginson) and novelist Louis Begley. He graduated from Harvard College, and from Stanford University with a Ph.D. in 1989. His work has appeared in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, and the Financial Times. He lives with his wife, Anne Cotton, and stepchildren, in Great Gidding, Cambridgeshire. He wrote a biography of author John Updike, published by HarperCollins in 2014, and a biography of French photographer Nadar, published by Tim Duggan Books in 2017. He is a contributing interviewer to the Paris Review's Art of Fiction series. ...
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  • Adam Braun

    Adam Braun (born October 31, 1983, New York City) is an American entrepreneur, bestselling author, and philanthropist. He is the CEO and co-founder of MissionU, a debt-free higher education program, and founder of Pencils of Promise, a non-profit organization that builds schools and increases access to education for children in the developing world. He is also the creator of the “for-purpose” approach and wrote the New York Times bestselling book, The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change. ...
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  • Adam Carolla

    Adam Carolla (; born May 27, 1964) is an American comedian, radio personality, television host, actor, podcaster, and director. He hosts The Adam Carolla Show, a talk show distributed as a podcast which set the record as the "most downloaded podcast" as judged by Guinness World Records in 2011. Carolla co-hosted the syndicated radio call-in program Loveline from 1995 to 2005 as well as the show's television incarnation on MTV from 1996 to 2000. He was the co-host and co-creator of the television program The Man Show (1999–2004), and the co-creator and a regular performer on the television show Crank Yankers (2002–2007). He hosted The Adam Carolla Project, a home improvement television program which aired on TLC in 2005 and The Car Show on Speed TV in 2011. Carolla has also appeared on the network reality television programs Dancing with the Stars and The Celebrity Apprentice. His book In Fifty ...
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  • Adam Cohen

    Adam Cohen may refer to: Adam Cohen (journalist) (born c.1962), American journalist at The New York Times Adam Cohen (musician) (born 1972), Canadian born musician, the son of Leonard Cohen Adam Cohen (scientist) (born 1979), associate professor of chemistry and chemical biology and of physics at Harvard University Adam Cohen (composer), film score composer and songwriter ...
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  • Adam Croft

    Adam Croft is an international best-selling writer of crime fiction. He has become one of the biggest-selling self-published authors in the world and is a prominent advocate of independent publishing. ...
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  • Adam Foulds

    Adam Samuel James Foulds FRSL ( FOHLDZ; born 8 October 1974) is a British novelist and poet. ...
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  • Adam Frank

    Adam Frank (born 1 August 1962) is a United States physicist, astronomer, and writer. His scientific research has focused on computational astrophysics with an emphasis on star formation and late stages of stellar evolution. Currently his work includes studies of exoplanet atmospheres and astrobiology. The latter include studies of the generic response of planets to the evolution of energy-intensive civilizations (exo-civilizations). His popular writing has focused on issues of science in its cultural context. Topics include: issues of climate and the human future, technology and cultural evolution; the nature of mind and experience; science and religion. He is a co-founder of NPR's 13.7 Cosmos and Culture Blog., a regular on-air contributor to All Things Considered and an occasional contributor to the New York Times. ...
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