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Author Information

Looking for a little biographical info on your favorite author? Many contemporary writers have reached out to readers via official fan sites. Pre-Web novelists got some help from publishers and literary aficionados.

The first place to stop is BookWire's mammoth index of author sites. You'll find tons of contemporary and classic writers from every literary genre.

If you're looking for a popular author, check out the following highlights:

Bestsellers

  • Patricia Cornwell
    In addition to biographical and book info, you'll find the latest Cornwell news and touring events. There's also a section for buying Cornwell merchandise.

  • Michael Crichton
    Get bio, book and movie information, plus answers to frequently-asked questions.

  • John Grisham
    At this publisher-sponsored site, read a letter from the author, browse his bookshelf or test your Grisham knowledge with a trivia quiz.




Classics

  • Jane Austen
    In addition to a brief Austen biography, you'll find six of her novels and other minor works.

  • Mark Twain
    Contains Twain's biography, a timeline detailing major events in the author's life, a bibliography and book excerpts.

Horror

  • Stephen King
    Includes information about the man, the rumors, the past and the future.

  • Anne Rice
    Read news, view a video, download screensavers and buy Anne Rice stuff.

Mystery

  • Agatha Christie
    Take a quiz, buy a book, post a message or browse this literary icon's vast collection.

  • Mary Higgins Clark
    This publisher-sponsored site includes info about the author plus a book list, trivia test and Q&A.

Playwrights

  • David Mamet
    This unofficial site contains a Mamet bio plus links to articles, interviews, clips and other "Mamet-related stuff."

  • Neil Simon
    Includes a biography, bibliography, list of honors and list of Simon-related links.

  • Tennessee Williams
    A comprehensive Williams site compiled by The Mississippi Writers Page.

Poets

  • Maya Angelou
    Site includes a biography, list of works and chat room.

  • Robert Frost
    Contains biographical information, links and a wide selection of Frost's works.

Romance

  • Barbara Taylor Bradford
    In addition to book and movie news, the author offers a photo album, contest and Q&A page.

  • Nora Roberts
    Get info about the latest books from Roberts and her pseudonyms. You can also sign up for her e-mail newsletter and order autographed books.

  • Danielle Steel
    Check out the latest books, news, photos and trivia from this prolific writer.

Young Adult

  • Judy Blume
    Included with the usual info is a page just for kids.

  • Beverly Cleary
    This site includes games, character information and a neighborhood map.

  • J.K. Rowling
    Learn everything there is to know about the woman behind Harry Potter.




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