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World Authors 1995-2000 presents biographical articles on 320 critically acclaimed novelists, poets, dramatists, essayists, social scientists, and biographers who have published significant work from 1995 through 2000. Representing a broad range of ethnic diversity, these in-depth profiles present fascinating accounts of lives and careers, the circumstances under which written works were produced, and their literary significance. Each profile also includes critical evaluation, a list of the author’s principal works with date first published, a list of major critical works, and a portrait or photograph, where available.
Nearly a quarter of the authors profiled have contributed autobiographical essays specifically for this book, including Tom Wolfe, acclaimed author of Bonfire of the Vanities; journalist Ann Crittenden, author of The Price of Motherhood; Elmer Kelton, one of the world’s most prolific writers of novels in the Western genre, and many others. Featuring writers ranging from the critically acclaimed and commercially successful novelist John Irving, to Gao Xingjian, the first Chinese writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, these documents make fascinating reading and reliable research.