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Author biographies from Edward Abbey to David Wroblewski (or thereabouts).
  1. Margaret Atwood
  2. T.C. Boyle
  3. Michael Chabon
  4. Joan Didion
  1. Dave Eggers
  2. Jasper Fforde
  3. William Gibson
  4. Nick Hornby

Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood

Known for sharp social commentary delivered via science fiction or speculative fiction, Margaret Atwood's books have been published in over thirty-five countries. She is the author of more than thirty books of fiction, poetry, and critical essays.

T.C. Boyle

T.C. Boyle

T.C. Boyle is known for his humor and his biting satire. Over the course of his career as a novelist, he has shown a propensity for writing about famous and fascinating American eccentrics such as sexual-behavior scientist Alfred Kinsey in 'The Inner Circle' (2004), cereal inventor John Harvey Kellogg in 'The Road to Wellville,' and most recently, Frank Lloyd Wright in 'The Women.'

Michael Chabon

Michael Chabon

In his novels, Chabon explores themes of Jewish identity, family, and magic. He once told the press that he adhered to a rigid and consistent writing routine of 1,000 words a day, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday through Thursday.

Joan Didion

Joan Didion

Joan Didion, born in California in 1934 and a graduate from Berkeley in 1956, wrote her first novel in the early 1960's and has written four since then. Her most highly esteemed work - that which made her famous as a chronicler of American culture and politics - is her narrative nonfiction.

Dave Eggers

Dave Eggers

Dave Eggers is the author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction including 'A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius,' 'You Shall Know Our Velocity,' and 'Zeitoun.' He is the founder of McSweeney's independent publishing house and the 826 Valencia writing lab, which has since expanded to 826 National, writing workshops for teens around the U.S.

Jasper Fforde

Jasper Fforde

Jasper Fforde is the author of the Nursery Crimes and Thursday Next series of alternate history, fantasy, mystery novels as well as Shades of Grey (2010), the first in a new funny and dystopic series of books about a future race of people who are divided into a hierarchy based upon their ability to perceive different ranges in the color spectrum.

William Gibson

William Gibson

William Gibson is known as the father of cyberpunk, a science fiction sub-genre which he created with his seminal work, Neuromancer in 1984. Here Gibson introduced his audience to the concept of cyberspace, to the newly important human-computer interface, and to the gritty and dangerous technological wasteland that became the backdrop for his novels.

Nick Hornby

Nick Hornby

Nick Hornby is the author of the bestselling novels High Fidelity and About a Boy, as well as the memoir Fever Pitch. He is also the editor of the short story collection Speaking with the Angel. In 1999, he was the recipient of the American Academy of Arts and Letters E. M. Forster Award. He lives in North London.

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