100 Most Popular Genre Fiction Authors
Biographical Sketches and Bibliographies
Genre authors, like genre fiction, are often ignored by traditional biographical dictionaries. Yet genre fans hunger for information about their favorite writers. This compilation focuses exclusively on 100 of today's most popular genre fiction authors. It profiles representatives from all major genres including mystery/detective, crime, adventure/suspense, thriller, horror, fantasy, science fiction, western, historical, women's, and romance. While focusing on such contemporary authors as Julia Alvarez, Maeve Binchy, Tony Hillerman, Dean Koontz, Robert Ludlum, and others, a few mainstays whose works are still in print and widely read (e.g., J.R.R. Tolkien), are included. In addition to information about the personal and writing lives of this fascinating and diverse group, users will find a complete list of their published works--fiction and nonfiction. Black-and-white author photos accompany many of the profiles.
Profiles and reading lists for 100 of today's hottest fiction writers.
Fantasy, science-fiction, romance, mysteries, and thrillers are just some of the genres contained in this guide to contemporary popular fiction authors and their work. Suitable for writers, educators, librarians, and anyone who wants to know more about a favorite writer, this volume is organized alphabetically by author name. Each entry begins with the author's place and date of birth, and some biographical information including any insights on the creative process that the author provides. A complete bibliography of works follow, including any writing that has been made into movies or television shows. A selected bibliography of books used to prepare the entry are provided for those who want further information. An author/title index and a genre index are included. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Provides alphabetically-arranged, biographical entries of favorite contemporary writers of fiction, including Maeve Binchy, Michael Crichton, and Anne Rice, and presents insights on the creative process from each individual.
From Library Staff
The list of 100 authors was compiled using best-seller lists, sales statistics, and fans, with librarians and genre experts acting as reviewers.
Delight in the bios and booklists of popular fiction’s most well-known authors. With a helpful author/title index at the back, the additional genre index featuring subject and fictional character entries is the icing on the cake.
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