best Contemporary romance authors?

Nora Roberts is a good romance writer. So is Catherine Asaro. I also gave you some links to some free romance books that are legal.

What is a good American Contemporary author?

Cormac McCarthy, not sure of spelling, is the best writer of Contemporary American fiction I can think of bar none. His writing is so spare and beautiful it makes you just churn up inside. I stopped reading his books years ago because they were so bloody depressing, but after reading The Road (twice) recently, and yes it's a nightmare, I know I will be haunted by that book forever. I have no other words but he is brilliant. He makes everyone else look shallow and cheap and morally compromised and cliched and dull.

Which Non-American author have your read. I mean the contemporary authors. only people from USA answer this.?

Erskine Childers, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle,Bram Stoker, Charlotte Bronte, Charles Dickens....etc.

Authors whose work focused on a psychological issue?

Read 'The Bell Jar' by Sylvia Plath. It's a semi-autobiographical novel based on her experiences with depression. Several of her poems also focus on this aspect of her life.

Why do people only expect black authors to write about black people?

I have absolutely no idea what skin colour most of the authors are whose books I read. I really don't care, either. I agree with you that it's insulting to think that fiction written by black people is somehow different from fiction writen by white people. One of my daughter's favourite books is Noughts and Crosses, and I thought it was great too. The author is black, and we're white.

Why doesn't God inspire contemporary authors to rewrite the Bible?

Or maybe he did inspire them, but their stories didn't make the cut by the church to actually make it INTO the Bible. ;) I'd be convinced of their writing being divine before I'd believe it of the over translated and changed bible.

What are some good, classic, novels by British authors?

North & South by: Elizabeth Gaskett (19th century author...or anything by her) A Cry of Stone (800+ pages) by: Michael D. O' Brien (20th century author of substantial literature)

What contemporary author has done the best job of advancing literature in our time?

Dulcinea has it right, I think. (And her name should tell you she knows her literature.) Among living authors, the magic realists have done the most to establish new ground for literature. Foremost among these are Gabriel Garcia Marquez, "1000 Years of Solitude" "Autumn of the Patriarch"; Salman Rushdie, "Midnight's Children" "Satanic Verses"; and Gunter Grass "The Tin Drum" "The Flounder." There are many many living are recently deceased authors worth reading who may or may not have "advanced" literature. Not every author believes literature to advance like science; some think while there are flows of fashion it matters little whether you participate. American authors worth knowing include Pynchon, "Gravity's Rainbow", Roth, the Zuckerman books; Morrison "Beloved"; Updike, the Rabbit books. And of course, in broadening your horizons, it doesn't do to forget the past. Read Tolstoy, Dickens, Melville, Cervantes, Austen, Eliot, Beckett, Conrad, Joyce, etc etc if you haven't yet.

what are some good black contemporary authors?

Walker and Morrison, of course. I very much admire Gloria Naylor, partlcularly her books LINDEN HILLS and BALEY'S CAFE. I like a volume of poetry MY FATHER'S GEOGRAPHY by Baltimore poet Michael S. Weaver. And I love the poems of A. Van Jordan. Charles Johnson wrote a highly ironic book about the slave trade; it's named THE MIDDLE PASSAGE, Kia Cothrone is one of my favorite playwrights but I don't know if her plays have been published. SOME of Ernest Gaines work is very good. There are many more, but that's enough for right now, I guess.

Foreign Contemporary Fiction Authors?

Check the list of Man Booker prize winners- I did a quick search and the winner for 1970 was Bernice Reubens for "The Elected Member". She is a Welsh author. The winner in 1969 was PH Newby for "Something to Answer For", an English author.

Who is your favorite author of contemporary fiction?

Can't just have one favorite- I too am a John Irving fan, and also like Margaret Atwood, Amy Tan, Wally Lamb (I wish he would write more books), and Jodi Picoult.

Where can I find historical book sale recordings for famous authors of all time?

The Gutenberg Project has tens of thousands of books available for free download in pdf If, by chance, there is something you can't find there... then one of my English professors gave me this site, which is basically the same thing and was put together by the University of Pennsylvania: All copyrighted material is illegal to download. Here are some sites that have non-copywrited material for reading: But I would try the Gutenberg Project first. I think their collection is more extensive.

Who are your favorite contemporary horror authors?

My answer is probably gonna be lame and predictable, but I don't really read horror often and when I do, the only author I read is Stephen King. And old Stephen Carrie, The Shining. Short stories. The new stuff is okay, but some of it's a little too detailed for me and I really don't touch it. Horror is best taken in smaller doses, I think.

Any suggestions for a British contemporary author?

terry pratchet

Where can I get a free download of novels\stories of contemporary writers?

I dont know about contemporary authors, but try your luck here.

What are some classic German authors who have been translated into English?

Most German authors, especially the classics have been translated into English. Goethe, Schiller, Hesse, Storm, Kafka, Walser, Brecht, Böll, Grass...the list is endless. You can browse wiki for an overview:

Mr. Rothman's list of Contemporary American Authors?

Can't find anything on it. You could always try contacting Sparks

what are some good books about/written by contemporary indigenous australian/maori/hawaiian authors?

For Aboriginal authors try Magabala Books (link below). also; Archie Weller - novelist (day of the dog) Glenyse Ward - novelist (Wandering Girl) Sallly Morgan - novelist (My Place) Jack Davis - poet and playwright ( Honey spot - No Sugar ) Doris Pilkington Garimara - novelist (Follow the Rabbit Proof Fence) Margaret Tucker - novelist (If everyone cared) To name a few. Recommended reading: Jack Davis Plays, Sally Morgan (My Place), Follow the Rabbit Proof Fence. Magabala has a brilliant range of Aboriginal authors that they publish, well worth a look.

Please recommend me good modern / contemporary fiction literature authors like a modern Kerouac maybe?

Sadly, I have found no modern Kerouacs. At all. You might try reading his favorite writers though. Halper, Wolfe, and Saroyan, which Kerouac referred to as "The Trinity." Excellent question. I hope you find an answer.

Looking for contemporary authors/novels/short fiction/drama in the dark humor/black comedy genre?

I haven't read this book, but I did read the reviews and think this is something you might be interested in. The book is Light House by William Monahan. I had a copy that I sold (I sell on-line) and I decided to investigate a bit before mailing it. Check out the link for more info.

Can someone tell me where to go to ask and receive answers about Authors, romance, contemporary, fiction,etc?

Romantic Times Book Review has a reader forum. You'll get answers to a lot of your questions there and they'll point you to other helpful sites, as well. I subscribe to their print magazine, which is fabulous.

Contemporary Female Authors Any Culture -Reccomendations?

Here are some of my favorites. The years might be off a bit, here and there and you've probably read many of them but what the heck? I'll give it a shot. Jane Hamilton Bobbie Ann Mason Barbara Kingsolver Anne Lamott Ann Patchett Jane Smiley Louise Erdrich Anne Tyler Anna Quindlen Cynthia Thayer Janet Fitch Melinda Haynes Julia Glass Mary Doria Russell Marge Piercy The following have been highly recommended by friends but I have not yet read them: Sara Gruen Marjane Satrapi Lisa See Anchee Min Amy Tan Anita Diamant Mmmm, gotta be more but I can't think of them right now. I hope this gives you something new.

What are some good contemporary Japanese authors who have been translated into english?

A great book is "Out" by Natsuo Kirino. Described as "a masterpiece of literary suspense and pitch-black comedy of gender warfare..." Should be available at amazon or a barnes & noble. It is a bit darker than Yoshimoto and Murakami but a good read all the same!

What are some good novels by contemporary russian/ukraine authors?

The Night Watch series by Sergei Lukyanenko are pretty good. Its considered an urban fantasy book, about the Light vs. Dark. It has vampires, shape shifters, and people with powers in the story. Its not what you would expect from my description (no Harry Potter), there is something purely Russian in the way that the people interact that make the stories unique. They also made two movies based on the books. : )

Name three of your favorite contemporary authors?

Can I still consider Kurt Vonnegut contemporary? George Saunders (Civilwarland In Bad Decline) Margaret Atwood (The Handmaid's Tale) Will Self (The Quantity Theory of Insanity) Two authors I love who died recently are Janet Frame (2004) and Marguerite Duras (1996...well sort of recently.) They are both still in print, still read, still discussed, respected and relevant so I loosely consider them contemporary.

What authors, preferably contemporary, would you compare my writing style to?

Whoa....It's good, it's dark, and it's disturbing. Not something I would normally read, but you've done it wonderfully. I won't even say contemperary, Edger Allen Poe sounds close, though his writing was merely disturbing, not thought-provoking.

Can you recommend any contemporary French authors?

Bernard-Henri Levy is a philosopher, not a fiction writer, but his books are quite fascinating to read -- for example, Le Testament de Dieu (published by Grasset). Hope this is helpful :-)

can i please get a list of contemporary authors who wrote in the 1890's. It is for english coursework?

Arthur Conan Doyle, Rudyard Kipling

Name some of your favorite fantasy contemporary fantasy authors.?

Piers Anthony. Robert Jordan. Patricia McKillip. Robin McKinley. Chelsea Quinn Yarbro. Jane Yolen. Brandon Sanderson. Check out the winners and nominees at:

What are good sites to find literary criticism on Contemporary British authors?

What are some contemporary teen authors?

If you're looking for authors that are still in their teens I'm not sure but if you're looking for authors that write teen fiction I would definitely recommend Chris Crutcher. He writes "realistic" fiction for teens and doesn't dumb it down. He's also not afraid to tell it like it is.

Where can I find a complete list of contemporary English authors?

i think it should be helpfull:

What contemporary authors are being overlooked?

Overlooked as in..... not noticed that much? If that's the case, then I'd say Garth Nix is kind of an overlooked contemporary author. Don't know if you've heard of him. He's written many great books, fantasy, and mostly for teens. William Lavender. He's a brilliant historical fiction writer.

Any contemporary authors similar to Marion Zimmer Bradley?

You might enjoy Mercedes Lackey as well: strong female characters, action-driven plots, political intrigue, and a fair amount of romance and superpowers. The first in the Heralds of Valdemar series was "Arrows of the Queen," but I'd recommend the "Vows and Honor" miniseries with Tarma and Kethry above it. While I haven't read Andre Norton's Witch World series, both MZB and Lackey teamed up with her for "Tiger Burning Bright," which was a fun little one-shot in which three generations of royal ladies must save their city-state, and perhaps the world, from an empire. Norton may well be worth another look. Anne Bishop's Black Jewels trilogy is based around dangerous, crazy-powerful (and powerful-crazy) women and the men that love them. If you like Ages of Chaos Darkover, you'd probably like these. Anne McCaffery's Pern, Rowan, and "Freedom" series are another taste of sci-fi meets fantasy like the later parts of the Darkover time-line. David Eddings was my beginner's Tolkien growing up, featuring a ripping quest fantasy, great characters, and good world-building While I'd skip The Younger Gods series, the others are quite fun.

Contemporary poems by contemporary authors?

When is your birthday?

Who are some good contemporary and historical romance authors?

i personally read julie garwood, johanna lindsey and judith mcnaught. the highlander novels are the best! i also used to read amanda quick. she might like that. i suggest nora roberts, jude deveraux and, umm, carly phillips. for contemporary romance i suggest sophie kinsella. maybe she can go to her local bookstore and just browse thru the section, see what catches her eye. =)

where can i find free e-books featuring contemporary authors and titles?

I would recommend Bookyards list of libraries that offer free ebooks for downloading. It is located at and they list over 550 online digital libraries

Need Contemporary novels by authors from different countries?

I'm not sure of your age group, but here are some. Boring old fogey disclaimer: They all have fairly controversial elements, so if you aren't of-age, please check with an adult as to their appropriateness for your age level. Good luck! Australia: "The Bone People" by Keri Hulme (about aboriginal peoples, unlikely companionship; includes some pretty brutal child abuse) India: "The Life of Pi" by Yann Martel (about a shipwreck survivor stranded on the sea with a surprise guest) South America: "One Hundred Years of Solitude" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (the epic history of a family in a mythical town)

Is Stephen King one of your favorite contemporary authors?

Lol, I love the pretentious losers calling King a hack with no real talent - he is every bit as good (if not better than those so called "Literary authors" except he tells stories where you actually care what happens - and hes done pretty well for himself by doing so. If you ever read "On writing" or "Danse Macabre" you will see how well educated in the field of literature he is, and he also has a damn good education from the school of life which is of value to any writer.

What are some good historical novels by contemporary authors?

How historical do they have to be? "The book theif" and "The boy in the striped pyjamas" are set in WWII. I loved the latter so much.

Some really good contemporary authors?

House of Night Series Charlaine Harris series Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson Girl Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides White Oleander by Janet Fitch Cut by Patricia Mccormick Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson Story of a Girl by Sara Zarr The Rules of Survival by Nancy Werlin Before I Die by Jenny Downham The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath Prozac Nation by Elizabeth Wurtzel More, Now, Again: A Memoir of Addiction by Elizabeth Wurtzel I Never Promised You a Rose Garden (Signet) by Joanne Greenberg An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness by Kay Redfield Jamison Manic: A Memoir by Terri Cheney Beauty Queen by Linda Glovach The Torn Skirt: A Novel (P.S.) by Rebecca Godfrey Innocents by Cathy Coote Suicide Blonde by Darcey Steinke Pure by Rebbecca Ray Since You Ask by Louise Wareham Bad Girl: Confessions of a Teenage Delinquent by Abigail Vona Junk by Melvin Burgess Pure Sunshine (Push) by Brian James Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines by Nic Sheff A Small Journal of Heroin Addiction by Robin Marchesi A Million Little Pieces by James Frey Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His... by David Sheff Street Pharm by Allison van Diepen Stoner & Spaz by Ron Koertge Exit Here. by Jason Myers Lessons from a Dead Girl by Jo Knowles Flirtin' With the Monster: Your Favorite Aut... by Ellen Hopkins Methed Up by Denise Ledbetter Girlbomb: A Halfway Homeless Memoir by Janice Erlbaum Requiem for a Dream by Hubert Selby, Jr. Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott

Where can i read or download books by contemporary authors on the net?

Most authors don't because it cuts sales. Respect that. They need to make a living too. 90% of authors have to have another job to pay the bills. Less than 1% make tons of money like JK Rawling.

Does anyone know who the editor of Contemporary Authors is?

no sorry. Go to the publisher and maybe you will find out.

I need help broadening my knowledge of contemporary authors?

Try some poems by Julia de Burgos "23rd of September" by Julia de Burgos alive in the great parade of all patriots who died of anger and of anger awaken… "Responsory of Eight Departures" by Julia de Burgos It seems that their life is leaping, sprinkling futures of living glory through every rebellious breast." "Glory to You" by Julia de Burgos And I ask you in the febrile hour of victory to blow the sonorous trumpets of glory, clamering at full volume: 'Liberty', 'Liberty.' "To Simon Bolívar" by Julia de Burgos America lives in the pulse of your immortal army. The road indicated by your sword is reddened with the blood of the martyrs and heroes… "Hymn of Blood to Trujillo" by Julia de Burgos Peasant blood, discolored blood, good blood violated,may it awaken and pursue you… Shadow for your name, General. Shadow for your crime, General. Shadow for your shadow.

I am looking for any authors who write under contemporary paranormal romances. Can anyone help me?

I've read JAK's series - really good!! You might also like: Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter series Christine Feehan's Ghost Walker & Drake Sisters series Nora Roberts Sign of Seven series Rachel Caine's Weather Warden series Hope this helps!

i want contemporary authors, writers or poets lists influenced by victorian literature?

French Lieutenant's Woman

What are you favorite contemporary authors and books?

The Perks Of Being a Wallflower- Stephan Chbosky I loved this book :) It is amazing because the writing flows so well and everything it talks about is true and relevant to the world and it is just all around amazing. READ IT :)

list of contemporary authors during the time of George Orwell?

Shame on you! The entire first half of the Twentieth Century! You could maybe start with Twain & end with Hemingway!


John Connolly. he's excellent. Rather than explain, the link to his website is below.

Contemporary authors?

Since one of the meanings of contemporary is "belonging to the present time," I would say that I would include only those authors who are still alive (or were within the last few years) and writing today (or recently). Perhaps contemporary might include as much as the past twenty years, but I wouldn't think you could date it as far back as the 1920s or 30s. I'll list a few of the writers I would consider contemporary authors (though there are many, many more): -Rosamunde Pilcher (though she hasn't written anything since 2000) -Mary Higgins Clark -James Patterson -Janet Evanovich -Anthony Horowitz -Meg Cabot -Stephenie Meyer -Vince Flynn -Jasper Fforde -Stephanie Barron -Nora Roberts -John Grisham -Michael Crichton -Ann Brashares -Libba Bray -Neil Gaiman -Dean Koontz -Stephen King -Cormac McCarthy -Ian McEwan This site has a list of those authors they consider contemporary. Wikipedia has a list of contemporary woman writers. I hope this helps.