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John Flanagan

John Flanagan About Australian author who is best known for his Ranger’s Apprentice fantasy series. His other fiction series include Brotherband and Jesse Parker. Other Informations He worked in television advertising before becoming a novelist. He was also the co-creator of a TV series called Hey Dad! His 2008 work, Erak’s Ransom, won the Australian …

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Janet Peery

Janet Peery About An American fiction writer, she is best known for The River Beyond the World (novel) and What the Thunder Said (short stories). She published her work in The Kenyon Review, Quarterly West, and numerous other prominent literary journals. Other Informations In her younger years, she worked a series of odd jobs, including …

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Shmuley Boteach

Shmuley Boteach About An Orthodox rabbi and author, he became known to the public following the 1999 release of his work, Kosher Sex: A Recipe for Passion and Intimacy. His other works include Kosher Jesus (2012), Confessions of a Psychic and a Rabbi (2000), and The Kosher Sutra (2009). Other Informations He grew up as …

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N Scott Momaday

N Scott Momaday About A key figure in the Native American Renaissance, he is best known for his novel, House Made of Dawn, which received the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1969. His other literary works include The Way to Rainy Mountain (1969) and The Gourd Dancer (1976). Other Informations He earned a Ph.D. from …

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Jack Finney

Jack Finney About American author whose novels, Time and Again (1970) and The Body Snatchers (1955), became science fiction classics. The latter work was adapted into the 1956 film, Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Other Informations His first book, Five Against the House, focused on a casino robbery. The work became a Kim Novak film …

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Taylor Caldwell

Taylor Caldwell About An English-born American author, she is known for such novels as Dynasty of Death, Dear and Glorious Physician, and The Captains and the Kings. She published her final novel, Answer As A Man, in 1980. Other Informations She started writing at the age of eight and had completed her first novel by …

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Michael Dobbs

Michael Dobbs About Best known for his 1989 novel House of Cards (which was adapted into both a BBC miniseries and a Netflix series), he also wrote such acclaimed books as Winston’s War and A Ghost at the Door. Also a British Conservative Party politician, he served during the mid 1990s as his party’s Deputy …

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Karin Slaughter

Karin Slaughter About Initially famous for her bestselling crime novel Blindsighted, this American writer went on to pen several other popular works, including Faithless (2005) and Fractured (2008). Many of her best known books belong to her Grant County crime fiction series. Other Informations Her debut work was nominated for the Crime Writers’ Association’s annual …

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Harry Brown

Harry Brown About An American poet, novelist, and screenwriter, he is best known for novels such as A Walk in the Sun and The Stars in their Courses. His screenwriting credits include Ocean’s 11, Sands of Iwo Jima, and the Oscar-winning A Place in the Sun. Other Informations He briefly attended Harvard University. During his …

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Robert Olmstead

Robert Olmstead About An American novelist, he is best known for America by Land; A Trail of Heart’s Blood Wherever We Go; Soft Water; and Coal Black Horse. He received a Guggenheim fellowship in 1989. Other Informations He attendedĀ Davidson CollegeĀ on a football scholarship and later transferred to Syracuse University, where he studied literature. His 2007 …

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Robert Bloch

Robert Bloch About An American author of horror and suspense fiction, he is best known for his novel, Psycho, which inspired the famous Hitchcock film. He won both the Bram Stoker Award and the World Fantasy Award. Other Informations He wrote his first story at age seventeen and, encouraged by his mentor, H.P. Lovecraft, published …

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Ted Dekker

Ted Dekker About A bestselling mystery and thriller novelist, he is known for such works as Obsessed (2005) and Thr3e (2003). He is also the author of The Lost Books and The Paradise series. Other Informations His first submissions to publishers were all rejected. In late 2000, he finally published Heaven’s Wager, the first book …