Gale Literature: Contemporary Authors

Gale Literature: Contemporary Authors

Gale Literature: Contemporary Authors contains brief biographical and bibliographical information on more than 149,000 modern novelists, poets, playwrights, nonfiction writers, journalists, and scriptwriters. Biographies typically include personal information, contact information, career history, writings, biographical and critical sources, authors' comments, and informative essays about their lives and work.

The database offers many search options, including name, title of work, subject/genre, nationality, date and place of birth, honors, awards, and more. The database primarily focuses on authors of English-language works, but also includes many authors of works in other languages.

This database is the electronic counterpart and continuation of the print publication Contemporary Authors.

Dates covered

Primarily 1900 - present.