"International Who's Who of Authors and Writers 2009" provides an invaluable and practical source of biographical information on the key personalities and organizations of the literary world. Now in its twenty-fourth edition, this book is revised and updated annually by our editorial team and covers the most important authors and writers at work today. This title will prove an invaluable acquisition for journalists, television and radio companies, public and academic libraries, PR companies, literary organizations and anyone needing up-to-date information in this field.Entries contain: biographical details listed for writers of all kinds, including novelists, playwrights, essayists, editors, columnists, journalists, as well as literary agents and publishers. Each entry provides personal information, career details, works published, literary awards and prizes, memberships and contact information, where available. Entries listed include Thomas Pynchon, Tahar Ben Jelloun, Xinran Xue, Fred Vargas and Kazuo Ishiguro.
Key features: almost 8,000 entries; a directory section, including detailed lists of major international literary awards and prizes, principal literary organizations, and literary agents entries for established writers, as well as for those who have recently risen to prominence hundreds of new entries are included in this edition.