100 Most Popular Nonfiction Authors: Biographical Sketches and Bibliographies (Popular Authors Series)
By: Bernard A. Drew (author)Hardback
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Profiles of and reading lists for 100 of today's most popular nonfiction authors have been gathered together in this affordable, single source reference, which covers representatives from all major nonfiction genres-true adventure, true crime, travel and environmental narrative, science, history, life stories, and investigative writing. While focusing on such contemporary authors as Sebastian Junger, Frances Mayes, Joan Didion, Bill Bryson, and Anne Lamott, a few classics whose works are still in print and widely read (e.g., Truman Capote, M.F.K. Fisher, and Carl Sagan) are also included. In addition to information about the personal and writing lives of this fascinating and diverse group, users will find a list of their published works.
Bernard A. Drew, is a freelance writer/editor, and author of numerous books, including 100 Most Popular Genre Authors (Libraries Unlimited, 2005).
Introduction Edward Abbey Diane Ackerman Caroline Alexander Stephen Ambrose Maya Angelou Dave Barry Rick Bass Wendell Berry Mark Bowden Taylor Branch Bill Bryson Tim Cahill Truman Capote Rachel Carson Jung Chang Deepak Chopra Ted Conover Richard Dawkins Jared Diamond Joan Didion Annie Dillard W.E.B. Du Bois Pete Earley Barbara Ehrenreich Tim F. Flannery Thomas Fleming John Hope Franklin Ian Frazier Henry Louis Gates Jane Goodall Doris Kearns Goodwin Linda Greenlaw Lee Gutkind David Halberstam Pete Hamill Stephen Hawking William Least Heat-Moon James Herriott John Hersey Seymour Hersh Laura Hillenbrand bell hooks Tony Horwitz Pico Iyer Sebastian Junger Michio Kaku Tracy Kidder Jonathan Kozol Jon Krakauer Jane Kramer Mark Kurlansky Annie LaBastille Annie LaMott William Langeweische Erik Larson Michael Lewis Robert Lindsey Barry Lopez Peter Maas Dave Marsh Peter Matthiessen Frances Mayes Peter Mayle Frank McCourt David McCullough Joe McGinniss Bill McKibben John McPhee Ved Mehta Farley Mowat Susan Orlean Nathaniel Philbrick George Plimpton Michael Pollan Ron Powers Beth Powning Richard Preston Ruth Reichl Mary Roach Ann Rule Carl Sagan David Sedaris Tim Severin Dava Sobel Art Spiegelman Robert Sullivan Gay Talese Deborah Tannen Paul Theroux Hunter S. Thompson Henry Thoreau Calvin Trillin Barbara Tuchman Sarah Vowell Andrew Weil Cornel West Simon Winchester Tom Wolfe Tobias Wolff Bob Woodward Genre Index Author/Title Index
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