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Author #342
Born 1813, Died 1896 (age 83)
Books online 1
Ivar Andreas Aasen (Norwegian pronunciation: [ˈiːvɑr ˈɔːsən]), born at Aasen i Orsten in Sondmore/Norway was a Norwegian philologist, lexicographer, playwright, and poet. He is best known for having assembled from dialects one of the two official written versions of the Norwegian language, Nynorsk. His father, a small peasant-farmer named Ivar Jonsson, died in 1826. He was brought up to …
Author #176
Born 1838, Died 1926 (age 87)
Books online 2
Edwin Abbott Abbott was an English schoolmaster and theologian, best known as the author of the novella Flatland (1884).
Author #271
Born Unknown
Books online 1
Barbara Abdelilah-Bauer lives in Paris for more than 40 years. After her state examination in modern languages at the University Regensburg she worked as lector at the University of Oran in Algeria. After that she moved with her husband to Paris and did a doctorate at the Sorbonne in French literature. After founding and perennial leading a multilingual day nursery in a Paris suburb she studied So …
Author #277
Born 1969 (age ~47)
Books online 5
Daniel James Abraham is an American speculative fiction writer who lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His short stories have appeared in numerous publications and anthologies. His collaboration with Ty Franck under the name James S. A. Corey, Leviathan Wakes, was nominated for the 2012 Hugo Award for Best Novel and the 2012 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel. His novelette "Flat Diane" was …
Author #4
Born 1952, Died 2001 (age 49)
Books online 7
Douglas Noël Adams was an English writer, dramatist, and musician. He is best known as the author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, which started life in 1978 as a BBC radio comedy before developing into a "trilogy" of five books that sold over 15 million copies in his lifetime, a television series, several stage plays, comics, a computer game, and in 2005 a feature film. Adams' contributi …
Author #229
Born 1982 (age 35)
Books online 1
Jan Philipp Albrecht is a German politician and Member of the European Parliament from the Alliance '90/The Greens. He is specialized in the field of civil rights, data protection and democracy. Albrecht aims to strengthen civil liberties in the digital age. He is well known for his expertise in privacy and data protection laws and is the rapporteur of the European Parliament for the EU's Gener …
Author #183
Born 1832, Died 1888 (age 55)
Books online 6
Louisa May Alcott (/ˈɔːlkət, -kɒt/;) was an American novelist best known as author of the novel Little Women and its sequels Little Men and Jo's Boys. Raised by her transcendentalist parents, Abigail May and Amos Bronson Alcott in New England, she grew up among many of the well-known intellectuals of the day such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau. Neverth …
Author #459
Born 1909, Died 1972 (age 63)
Books online 1
Saul David Alinsky (January 30, 1909 – June 12, 1972) was an American community organizer and writer. He is generally considered to be the founder of modern community organizing. He is often noted for his 1971 book Rules for Radicals. In the course of nearly four decades of political organizing, Alinsky received much criticism, but also gained praise from many public figures. His organizing s …
Author #70
Born 1957 (age 60)
Books online 3
Roger MacBride Allen is an American science fiction author. He was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut and grew up in Washington, D.C., graduating from Boston University in 1979. His father is American historian and author Thomas B. Allen.
Author #273
Born 1940 (age 77)
Books online 1
Jeffrey Howard Archer, Baron Archer of Weston-super-Mare is an English author and former politician. Before becoming an author, Archer was a Member of Parliament (1969–1974), but resigned over a financial scandal that left him almost bankrupt. Later, after a revival of his fortunes from the royalties of his best-selling novels, he became deputy chairman of the Conservative Party (1985–1986) be …
Author #477
Born 1822, Died 1888 (age 65)
Books online 1
Matthew Arnold (24 December 1822 – 15 April 1888) was an English poet and cultural critic who worked as an inspector of schools. He was the son of Thomas Arnold, the famed headmaster of Rugby School, and brother to both Tom Arnold, literary professor, and William Delafield Arnold, novelist and colonial administrator. Matthew Arnold has been characterised as a sage writer, a type of writer who ch …
Author #519
Born 1694, Died 1778 (age 84)
Books online 1
François-Marie Arouet, known by his nom de plume Voltaire, was a French Enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher famous for his wit, his attacks on the established Catholic Church, and his advocacy of freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and separation of church and state. Voltaire was a versatile writer, producing works in almost every literary form, including plays, poems, novels, …
Author #587
Born 1927, Died 2017 (age 90)
Books online 1
John Ashbery was an American poet. He published more than twenty volumes of poetry and won nearly every major American award for poetry, including a Pulitzer Prize in 1976 for his collection Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror. Renowned for its postmodern complexity and opacity, Ashbery's work still proves controversial. Ashbery stated that he wished his work to be accessible to as many people as pos …
Author #2
Born 1920, Died 1992 (age 72)
Books online 30
Isaac Asimov (born Isaac Yudovich Ozimov, Russian: Исаак Юдович Озимов), was an American author and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books. Asimov was one of the most prolific writers of all time, having written or edited about 500 books and over 9,000 letters and postcards. His works have been …
Author #168
Born 1971 (age 46)
Books online 2
Julian Paul Assange is an Australian publisher and journalist. He is known as the editor-in-chief of the website WikiLeaks, which he co-founded in 2006 after an earlier career in hacking and programming. WikiLeaks achieved particular prominence in 2010 when it published U.S. military and diplomatic documents leaked by Chelsea Manning. Assange has been under investigation in the United States since …
Author #164
Born 1973 (age 44)
Books online 4
German writer, story teller, director and actor living and working in Leipzig, Germany.
Author #577
Born 1939 (age 78)
Books online 1
Member of CC OOnt FRSC is a Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, and environmental activist. She is a winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award and Prince of Asturias Award for Literature, has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize five times, winning once, and has been a finalist for the Governor General's Award several times, winning twice. In 2001, she was inducted into Canada's Walk o …
Author #182
Born 1775, Died 1817 (age 42)
Books online 2
Jane Austen (/ˈdʒeɪn ˈɔːstən/) was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction, set among the landed gentry, earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature. Her realism, biting irony and social commentary as well as her acclaimed plots have gained her historical importance among scholars and critics. Austen lived her entire life as part of a close …
Author #575
Born 1949, Died 2013 (age 64)
Books online 1
Lawrence Auster (January 26, 1949 – March 29, 2013) was an American traditionalist conservative blogger and essayist. He was best known within traditionalist conservative circles for his writings on immigration and multiculturalism.
Author #583
Born 2001 (age ~16)
Books online 1
Autistici/Inventati, or simply A/I, pronounced [au’tistiʧi]-[iŋ’vɛntati], or [iŋvɛn’tati] was founded in 2001 with the goal of creating an autonomous server and providing free web services which respected users’ privacy and anonymity. Having grown into a distributed network spread over several countries, their projects and servers have repeatedly been subjected to legal pressure by go …
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