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Neels, Betty (1909-2001)


Betty Neels was a British author of over 134 romance novels. Her work is known for being particularly chaste.

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Oates, Joyce Carol (1938-)

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American writer who has published 58 novels, a number of plays and novellas, and many volumes of short stories, poetry, and nonfiction. She has been a professor of literature at Princeton and Berkeley, and has won a number of important prizes for literature.

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Orwell, George (1903-1950)

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English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic. Best known for the allegorical novella Animal Farm and the dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four.

Patterson, James (1947-)

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American author of numerous best-sellers, including many thrillers. In 2016 he was the highest paid author in the U.S., earning $95 million.

Pierce, Tamora (1954-)

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American writer of fantasy fiction for teenagers, known best for stories featuring young heroines.

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Poe, Edgar Allan (1809-1849)

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American writer, poet, editor, and literary critic, best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and the macabre.

Pratchett, Terry (1948-2015)

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English humorist, satirist, and author of fantasy novels, especially comical works. He is best known for his Discworld series of 41 novels.

Pullman, Philip (1946-)

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English author, known for his fantasy trilogy His Dark Materials, and a fictionalized biography of Jesus.

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Rice, Anne (1941-)

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American author of gothic fiction, Christian literature, and erotic literature. She is best known for her series of novels The Vampire Chronicles. Free books by Anne Rice

Rinehart, Mary Roberts (1876-1958)

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American writer, often called the American Agatha Christie. While many of her books were best sellers, critics were most appreciative of her murder mysteries.

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Riordan, Rick (1964-)

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American author. He is known for writing the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series, about a teenager named Percy Jackson who discovers he is a son of the Greek god Poseidon.

Roberts, Nora (1950-)

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American author of more than 225 romance novels. She writes as J. D. Robb for the in Death series and has also written under the pseudonyms Jill March and for publications in the U.K. as Sarah Hardesty.

Rowe, Jennifer (1948-)

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Australian author. Her crime fiction for adults is published under her own name, while her children’s fiction is published under the pseudonyms Emily Rodda and Mary-Anne Dickinson.

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Rowling, J. K. (1965-)

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British author, best known for her Harry Potter series of fantasy novels.

Sebold, Alice (1963-)

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American author known for crime novels including ‘Lucky’ and ‘The Lovely Bones’.

Sedaris, David (1956-)

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American humorist, comedian, author, and radio contributor. His bestselling collections of humorous essays include Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, and When You Are Engulfed in Flames.

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Shaara, Jeff (1952-)

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American novelist, the son of Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Shaara. He is an author of historical fiction, and wrote Gods and Generals and The Last Full Measure which are the prequel and sequel, respectively, to his father Michael’s award-winning novel The Killer Angels.

Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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English playwright, poet, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s greatest dramatist.

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Shan, Darren (1972-)

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Irish author of The Saga of Darren Shan young adult fiction series, known as the Cirque Du Freak series in the U.S. He also writes for adults under the names Darren Shan and Darren Dash.

Sheldon, Sidney (1917-2007)

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American writer, director and producer. After a successful career producing TV shows he began writing best-selling romantic suspense novels.

Smith, L. J.


American author of young adult fiction best known for her best-selling series The Vampire Diaries, which has been turned into a successful television show.

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Smith, Martin Cruz (1942-)

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American mystery novelist. Smith is best known for his nine-novel series (to date) with Russian investigator Arkady Renko, who was first introduced in 1981 with Gorky Park.

Sparks, Nicolas (1965)

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American novelist and screenwriter. 11 of his 21 novels have been made into films.

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Steele, Danielle (1947-)

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American writer, best known for her romance novels. She is the bestselling author alive and the fourth bestselling fiction author of all time, with over 800 million copies sold.

Steinbeck, John (1902-1968)

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American author and the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature winner “for his realistic and imaginative writings, combining as they do sympathetic humour and keen social perception. He has been called “a giant of American letters,” and many of his works are considered classics of Western literature.

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Stephenson, Neal (1959-)

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American writer known for his works of speculative fiction. His novels have been categorized as science fiction, historical fiction, cyberpunk, postcyberpunk, and baroque.

Stephenson, Robert Louis (1850-1894)

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Scottish novelist, poet and travel writer. Best known for ‘Treasure Island’, ‘Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’, and ‘Kidnapped’..

Stewart, Mary (1916-2014)


British novelist who developed the romantic mystery genre, featuring smart, adventurous heroines who could hold their own in dangerous situations.

Tolkien, J. R. R. (1892-1973)

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English writer, poet, philologist, and academic, best known as the author of the high fantasy works The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

Tolstoy, Leo (1828-1910)

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Russian writer who is regarded as one of the greatest authors of all time. He received nominations for the Nobel Prize in Literature every year from 1902 to 1906 and for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1901, 1902, and 1909. His best-known novels are War and Peace and Anna Karenina.

Twain, Mark (1835-1910)

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American writer, humorist, publisher, and lecturer. His Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is widely considered one of America’s greatest novels.

Vonnegut, Kurt (1922-2007)

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American writer who published 14 novels, 3 short story collections, 5 plays, and 5 works of nonfiction, with further collections being published after his death. He is most famous for his darkly satirical, bestselling novel Slaughterhouse-Five.

Ward, J. R.

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Jessica Rowley Pell Bird Blakemore; American. Under her maiden name, Jessica Bird, she writes contemporary romance novels, and as J.R. Ward, she writes paranormal romances, mainly in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series, which is about a society of vampire warriors.

Webber, Tammara


American romance novelist.

Wilde, Oscar (1854-1900)

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Irish poet and playwright who became a popular playwright in London. Known for The Picture of Dorian Gray and The Importance of Being Earnest.

Wilder, Laura Ingalls (1867-1957)

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American writer who wrote a series of novels in the 1930s and early ’40s, based on her childhood in various locations on the American frontier.

Wodehouse, P. G. (1881-1975)

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English author and one of the most widely read humorists of the 20th century.

Woodiwiss, Kathleen (1939-2007


American novelist. The Flame and the Flower [her first novel, published in 1972] was revolutionary, featuring an epic historical romance with a strong heroine and actual sex scenes. It is credited with spawning the modern romance genre, becoming the first romance novel “to [follow] the principals into the bedroom.”

Woolf, Virginia (1882-1941)

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English writer, considered one of the most important modernist 20th century authors and also a pioneer in the use of stream of consciousness as a narrative device.

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