The Reader's Guide to Contemporary Authors

The Reader's Guide to Contemporary Authors

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Since it began in 1995, has been showered with awards and praise. Now, its 3,000,000 devoted readers can devour The Reader's Guide to Contemporary Authors--an all-original, A-to-Z guide to 225 of the most fascinating writers of our time, penned by an international cast of talented young critics and reviewers. Here are profiles, reviews, and bibliographies of the authors that matter most now--from Margaret Atwood to Tobias Wolff, Paul Auster to Alice Walker. Also included are essays and recommended reading lists by some of the authors themselves, such as Dorothy Allison on the books that shaped her, A. S. Byatt on her five favorite historical novels, Rick Moody on postmodern fiction, Robert Stone on the greatest war novels, and Ian McEwan on the best fiction about work.Peppered throughout with marvelously witty illustrations, The Reader's Guide to Contemporary Authors will be a must-have for anyone who is looking for cocktail party conversation starters, a good read, or advice on what to read next.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2000.
ISBN: 9780140280883
Branch Call Number: R/813.509/SALO
Characteristics: 455p. 24cm.
Additional Contributors: Begley, Adam
Miller, Laura


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