Authors´ Official Websites
Alice Hoffman [offsite link]
Born in New York City and received a MA in creative writing. She has published a total of fifteen novels, two books of short fiction, and six books for children.
Amy Tan [offsite link]
The best-selling author of The Joy Luck Club and The Bonesetter´s Daughter.
Anais Nin [offsite link]
As close as there is to an official site. This is a volunteer run site. Simple and to the point providing a brief history of the writer along with a community of writers who´ve shared their memories.
Annie Proulx [offsite link]
Prolific essayist and story writer with a deep connection with nature. Currently famous for Brokeback Mountain.
Camilla Gibb [offsite link]
Born in London, England but grew up in Toronto, Canada. Three novels her latest shortlist for the 2005 Scotiabank Giller Prize. Currently a Writer in Residence at the University of Toronto.
Center for Steinbeck Studies [offsite link]
A "comprehensive and authorized resource for readers, students, teachers, and scholars of John Steinbeck." Includes a brief biography, info on society, awards, listing of works and his Nobel Peace Prize speech from 1962. Lots more.
David Bergen [offsite link]
He has four novels published. The Case of Lena S. was a Governor General Award finalist. Currently lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Edeet Ravel [offsite link]
Born in Israel but grew up in Montreal, Quebec. Her book Ten Thousand Lovers was a 2003 Govenor General award finalist. A Wall of Light is shortlisted for the Giller Prize. Currently lives in Guelph, Ontario.
Elfriede Jelinek [offsite link]
Winner of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize for Fiction.
Elizabeth Ruth [offsite link]
Ten Good Seconds of Silence named a finalist for the Writers Trust of Canada Fiction Prize, the City of Toronto Book Award and the Amazon.ca First Novel Award. In 2002 she compiled and edited the anthology Bent On Writing based on writing presented at the monthly reading series she founded and curated for five years. Smoke is garnering rave reviews across the country. She currently teaches a course at the University of Toronto.
Geraldine Brooks [offsite link]
Author of Pulitzer Prize winning book, March. This Australian born, well travelled writer, was previously a journalist for the Wall Street Journal. You can learn more about her, her writing and upcoming events at her official website.
Golda Fried [offsite link]
Finalist in the 2005 Governor General´s Literary Award for fiction. Two books published. Grew up in Toronto, studied in Montreal and currently teaches North Carolina. Look in my Author Interviews for a Q & A.
James Joyce [offsite link]
Run by the authors family. View information about his George St house, walking tours. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on site map for an easier view of site contents.
Jerome Charyn [offsite link]
Runner up for the 2004 Pen/Faulkner award for fiction. Biography and info on his books.
Joan Barfoot [offsite link]
Born in Owen Sound, Ontario. She has nine novels published. Critical Injuries made the Man Booker longlist in 2002 and Luck is shortlist for the Giller Prize. Lives in London, Ontario.
Jodi Picoult [offsite link]
This New Hampshire author has found the time to write thirteen novels while raising three kids. Talk about putting us to shame. Apparently she writes good books too. Her website is pristine and easy to manoeuvre. You´ll find lots of the usual writing questions answered. Newsletter and Message Board. Great hair!
John Berger [offsite link]
Storyteller, essayist, novelist, screenwriter, dramatist and art critic. Won the Booker Prize in 1972.
John le Carre [offsite link]
Known most recently for The Constant Gardener. Has written twenty other books.
Joyce Hinnefeld [offsite link]
Author of In Hovering Flight. Be sure to check out her Q & A in the interview section.
Julia Alvarez [offsite link]
Official website includes first person bio, news, book info, beautiful photos of author and news.
Junot Diaz [offsite link]
Won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for fiction for his novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.
Khaled Hosseini [offsite link]
Born in Kabul, Afghanistan in 1965 and graduated from UC San Diego School of Medicine. He has been in practice as an internist since 1996 and authored the Kite Runner.
Lisa See [offsite link]
Award winning author of "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan" and "Peony in Love".
M. E. Wood [offsite link]
Official website of woman, wife, writer. Lots of links for writers, poetry, artwork etc.
Madeline L´Engle [offsite link]
87 year old author of stories, poems and journals. She has written over 60 books and is still going strong.
Margaret Atwood [offsite link]
This website includes samples of Margaret Atwood´s writing, poetry, and essays; as well as providing useful bibliographical and reference material. Site has a few quirks and may not work with all browsers.
Marsha Mehran [offsite link]
Marsha Mehran was born in Tehran (an Iran province), grew up in Argentina and currently divides her time between New York and Ireland. Her first release, Pomegranate Soup, New York and Ireland.
Michael Cunningham [offsite link]
Author of Flesh and Bone and The Hours which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the PEN/Faulkner Award.
Nobel Prize for Literature Reading List
If you haven't spent much time following book awards they are an excellent source for great reading lists. Here is a listing of authors recognized for their body of work by The Nobel Prize for Literature beginning in 1901 to
Richard B. Wright [offsite link]
Author of ten novels including Clara Calan which has won many literary awards including the Giller and Governor General.
Sarah Waters [offsite link]
She was born in Pembrokeshire, Wales and lives in London. Her fourth novel, The Night Watch, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize.
Stephen King [offsite link]
Official site for news, bio, faqs, message board, descriptions of novels and those made into films. Easy to surf and pleasing to the eye.
Teresa Doval [offsite link]
After twenty-nine years in Cuba Havana, Teresa de la Caridad Dovalpage lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico where she is a Ph.D. student and Spanish instructor at the University of New Mexico. She has been writing since she was fourteen often keeping her writing private. Since 2004 she has produced two books, one in English and one in Spanish: A Girl like Che Guevara and Posesas de La Habana–Haunted Ladies of Havana.
Tess Fragoulis [offsite link]
This authors specializes in "sex, drug and greek mythology". She was nominated for the 2003 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.
The Booker Award Reading List
If you haven´t spent much time following book awards they are an excellent source for great reading lists. Here is a listing of books from The Booker Award beginning in 1969 to present.
The International Theodore Dreiser Society [offsite link]
Information about Dreiser, the Society and where to find more info on the web.
The Pulitzer Prize Novel/Fiction Reading List
If you haven´t spent much time following book awards they are an excellent source for great reading lists. Here is a listing of books from The Pulitzer Prize for Novels/Fiction beginning in 1918
The William Faulkner Society [offsite link]
Information about one of Southern America´s best-loved authors, and his books. Membership with the society, society info and links to other Faulkner websites.
Who is Tom Wolfe? Not to be confused with the other novelist Thomas Wolfe (You Can't Go Home Again). I have to admit I didn't know much about him, other than from an episode of the Simpson's
Ursula K. Le Guin [offsite link]
Official site of multi-award winning novelist, short story writer and poet. Lots of information for fans as well as for the writer looking for advice.
William Golding [offsite link]
William Golding (1911-1993) was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1983. His body of work includes novels, plays, essays, reviews, short stories and some poems. In depth website.
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