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Louise Erdrich

Karen Louise Erdrich, better known as Louise Erdrich, was born on June 7, 1954, in Little Falls, Minnesota. Her family is Native American. Her books, short stories, and poetry mostly revolve around Native American themes. Both…
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Irvine Welsh

Irvine Welsh was born in Scotland, where his most famous book takes place. As a child Welsh grew up in the poor housing units of the port area of Edinburgh. He took a lot away from these memories and turned them into a career.
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Peter Ackroyd

Peter Ackroyd began life in 1949, in East Action, West London. All of his life he has loved London. He is cited as saying that that he loves the power, majesty, darkness, and shadows of the Capital of England.
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Karen Marie Moning

Karen Marie Moning is a bestselling American author. She is known for her Highlander and Fever series. Moning received the RITA award for her Highlander novels. Her books have been translated into twenty-four different language…
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Edward Gorey

Edward Gorey is an American writer, illustrator, and poet. He was born and grew up in Chicago, Illinois. He has stated that most of his artistic talents are self-taught, with the help of some artistic genes coming from his…
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J. I. Packer

J. I. Packer (James Innell Packer) was born on July 22, 1926, in Gloucester, England. His father worked for the Great Western Railway. Packer was a very smart and intellectually deep thinking person. After his regular studies…
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Chinua Achebe

Chinua Achebe was born on November 16, 1930 in Nigeria. As a child he was very smart and excelled at his studies. This won him a scholarship to the Government College in Umuahia. At college the language was strictly English,…
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Barbara W. Tuchman

Barbara W. Tuchman was born on January 30, 1912 in New York City. She died at the age of 77 on February 6, 1989, in Greenwich, Connecticut. Tuchman was a brilliant woman who loved history and was noted for the historical nonfic…
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Samuel R. Delany

Samuel R. Delany is best known for his award winning writing and his contributions to the science fiction and fantasy genre. He has won four Nebula Awards, one Hugo Award, and one Stonewall Book Award. He has been inducted…
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Robert Harris

Robert Harris was born on March 7, 1957 in Nottingham, England. Harris always seemed to have a passion for words. As a high school student he was involved in the school paper, and at Selwyn College in Cambridge he was the…
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Peter Carey

Peter Carey, born in Australia, is best known for his books Oscar and Lucinda and True History of the Kelly Gang. Both of these books have been awarded the Man Booker Prize. He has also won the Miles Franklin Award three times.…
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Jonathan Lethem

John Lethem, born on February 19, 1964 in New York City, led a somewhat alternative lifestyle from the beginning. His parents led a bohemian lifestyle, which he claims has helped him to be accepting of many cultures. Lethem’s…
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John Kennedy Toole

John Kennedy Toole was born on December 17, 1937 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was a very bright child, with a keen intellect and a smart wit. He skipped first grade, moving directly to second grade, after taking an intelligenc…
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James Clavell

James Clavell was born on October 10, 1924 in Sydney, Australia. His father was a British officer in the Royal Navy, but was sent to the Australian Royal Navy for some time. Clavell started out his adult life by taking a positi…
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Jack Higgins

Jack Higgins was born on July 27, 1929 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. It wasn’t long after his birth that his mother and father separated. This led Higgins and his mother to Belfast, Northern Ireland. Later in life Higgins…
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Arundhati Roy

Arundhati Roy was first became known around the world for her debut novel The God of Small Things. She was born to Ranjit Roy, a tea planter and Bengali Hindu. Her mother, Mary Roy, was a strong activist for women’s rights.…
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Michael Cunningham

Michael Cunningham is a writer with many credits and awards to his name. He is currently a professor of creative writing at Yale University and lives in New York City with his partner of many years.
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Judy Blume

Judy Blume spent her childhood in Elizabeth, New Jersey, making up stories inside her head. She has spent her adult years in many places doing the same thing, only now she writes her stories down on paper. More than 80 million…
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Jeanette Walls

Jeanette Walls was born April 21, 1960 in Phoenix, Arizona. She led a somewhat troubled childhood as she didn’t spend too much time in any one place. Her dad was an electrician and her mother is an artist. For whatever reason,…
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Robert E. Howard

Robert E. Howard, born on January 22, 1906, was a small, intellectual child that, at nine years old dreamed of one day becoming a professional fiction writer. Howard grew up in Cross Plains, Texas, where he read books and…
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