The lives and works of nearly one hundred of the world's most-read popular writers of the present and recent past are examined here. Novelists, essayists, playwrights, poets, even animators are represented in this engrossing resource, among them J.K. Rowling, Michael Chabon, Mitch Albom, Stephen King, Dave Barry, Patricia Cornwell, and Matt Groening.
FEATURES OF THIS RESOURCE
- Nearly 100 articles; each on a different writer
- More than 250 photographs
- Reader's guide to major works
- List of published works arranged by genre and year of publication
From Isaac Asimov to Michael Crichton, from James Herriot to Dava Sobel, Popular Contemporary Writers offers a welcome introduction to the most popular writers of the modern era.