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Agnes Smedley (February 23, 1892 – May 6, 1950) was an American journalist and writer, well known for her semi-autobiographical novel Daughter of Earth as well as for her sympathetic chronicling of the Communist forces in the Chinese Civil War.
Alan Sillitoe (4 March 192825 April 2010) was an English writer and one of the so-called "angry young men" of the 1950s.
Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. is a New York publishing house that was founded by Alfred A. Knopf Sr. and Blanche Knopf in 1915.
Amanda Filipacchi (born October 10, 1967) is an American novelist.
The American Civil War (also known by other names) was a war fought in the United States from 1861 to 1865.
American literary regionalism or local color is a style or genre of writing in the United States that gained popularity in the mid to late 19th century into the early 20th century.
American literature is literature written or produced in the United States and its preceding colonies (for specific discussions of poetry and theater, see Poetry of the United States and Theater in the United States).
The "angry young men" were a group of mostly working- and middle-class British playwrights and novelists who became prominent in the 1950s.
Enoch Arnold Bennett (27 May 1867 – 27 March 1931) was an English writer.
Artistic merit is the perceived artistic quality or value of any given work of art, music, film, literature, sculpture or painting.
Also known as reception analysis, audience reception theory has come to be widely used as a way of characterizing the wave of audience research which occurred within communications and cultural studies during the 1980s and 1990s.
An author is the creator or originator of any written work such as a book or play, and is thus also a writer.
In literary theory and aesthetics, authorial intent refers to an author's intent as it is encoded in his or her work.
An avocation is an activity that someone engages in as a hobby outside their main occupation.
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Bernard Cornwell, OBE (born 23 February 1944) is an English author of historical novels and a history of the Waterloo Campaign.
Biographical criticism is a form of Literary criticism which analyzes a writer's biography to show the relationship between the author's life and their works of literature.
The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and the largest national library in the world by number of items catalogued.
British literature is literature in the English language from the United Kingdom, Isle of Man, and Channel Islands.
The setting is particularly important in regional literature.
The Brontës (commonly) were a nineteenth-century literary family, born in the village of Thornton and later associated with the village of Haworth in the West Riding of Yorkshire, England.
Chartism was a working-class movement for political reform in Britain that existed from 1838 to 1857.
Christopher James Paolini (born November 17, 1983 in Los Angeles, California) is an American author.
Colson Whitehead (born November 6, 1969) is an American novelist.
A communist party is a political party that advocates the application of the social and economic principles of communism through state policy.
Conservatism is a political and social philosophy promoting traditional social institutions in the context of culture and civilization.
Crime fiction is the literary genre that fictionalises crimes, their detection, criminals, and their motives.
Criollismo is a literary movement that was active from the end of the 19th century to the beginning of the 20th century throughout Latin America.
The Criollo is a term which, in modern times, has diverse meanings, but is most commonly associated with Latin Americans who are of full or near full Spanish descent, distinguishing them from both multi-racial Latin Americans and Latin Americans of post-colonial (and not necessarily Spanish) European immigrant origin.
Cultural identity is the identity or feeling of belonging to a group.
Cultural studies is a field of theoretically, politically, and empirically engaged cultural analysis that concentrates upon the political dynamics of contemporary culture, its historical foundations, defining traits, conflicts, and contingencies.
Daniel Gerhard Brown (born June 22, 1964) is an American author of thriller novels, most notably the Robert Langdon stories: Angels & Demons (2000), The Da Vinci Code (2003), The Lost Symbol (2009), Inferno (2013) and ''Origin'' (2017).
Daughter of Earth (1929) is an autobiographical novel by the American author and journalist Agnes Smedley.
A debut novel is the first novel a novelist publishes.
An electronic book (or e-book or eBook) is a book publication made available in digital form, consisting of text, images, or both, readable on the flat-panel display of computers or other electronic devices.
The England–Wales border, sometimes the Wales–England border or the Anglo-Welsh border, is the border between England and Wales, two constituent countries of the United Kingdom.
Eragon is the first book in the Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini, and illustrator John Jude Palencar.
Ernest Miller Hemingway (July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961) was an American novelist, short story writer, and journalist.
An ethnic group, or an ethnicity, is a category of people who identify with each other based on similarities such as common ancestry, language, history, society, culture or nation.
Eudora Alice Welty (April 13, 1909 – July 23, 2001) was an American short story writer and novelist who wrote about the American South.
Feminist theory is the extension of feminism into theoretical, fictional, or philosophical discourse.
Fiction is any story or setting that is derived from imagination—in other words, not based strictly on history or fact.
The Five Towns is an informal grouping of villages and hamlets in Nassau County, United States on the South Shore of western Long Island adjoining the border with Queens County in New York City.
Mary Flannery O'Connor (March 25, 1925August 3, 1964) was an American novelist, short story writer and essayist.
Benjamin Franklin "Frank" Norris Jr. (March 5, 1870 – October 25, 1902) was an American journalist and sometimes a novelist during the Progressive Era, whose fiction was predominantly in the naturalist genre.
Gender is the range of characteristics pertaining to, and differentiating between, masculinity and femininity.
Genre is any form or type of communication in any mode (written, spoken, digital, artistic, etc.) with socially-agreed upon conventions developed over time.
Genre fiction, also known as popular fiction, is plot-driven fictional works written with the intent of fitting into a specific literary genre, in order to appeal to readers and fans already familiar with that genre.
Mary Anne Evans (22 November 1819 – 22 December 1880; alternatively "Mary Ann" or "Marian"), known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist, poet, journalist, translator, and one of the leading writers of the Victorian era.
Arthur Geraint Goodwin (1 May 1903 – 10 October 1941) was a Welsh journalist, novelist and short story writer from near Newtown, Montgomeryshire, who wrote about rural life on the Welsh border.
Gondal is an imaginary world or paracosm created by Emily Brontë and Anne Brontë that is found in their juvenilia.
The idea of the Great American Novel is the concept of a novel of high literary merit that shows the culture of the United States at a specific time in the country's history.
Henry Louis Mencken (September 12, 1880 – January 29, 1956) was an American journalist, satirist, cultural critic and scholar of American English.
Harry Potter is a series of fantasy novels written by British author J. K. Rowling.
Historical fiction is a literary genre in which the plot takes place in a setting located in the past.
How the Steel Was Tempered (Как закалялась сталь, Kak zakalyalas' stal) is a socialist realist novel written by Nikolai Ostrovsky (1904–1936).
Iain Banks (16 February 1954 – 9 June 2013) was a Scottish author.
In psychology, identity is the qualities, beliefs, personality, looks and/or expressions that make a person (self-identity) or group (particular social category or social group).
Imagination is the capacity to produce images, ideas and sensations in the mind without any immediate input of the senses (such as seeing or hearing).
Joanne Rowling, ("rolling";Rowling, J.K. (16 February 2007).. Accio Quote (accio-quote.org). Retrieved 28 April 2008. born 31 July 1965), writing under the pen names J. K. Rowling and Robert Galbraith, is a British novelist, philanthropist, film and television producer and screenwriter best known for writing the Harry Potter fantasy series.
James Brendan Patterson (born March 22, 1947) is an American author and philanthropist.
Justin Cronin (born 1962) is an American author.
Juvenilia are literary, musical or artistic works produced by an author during their youth.
Sir Kingsley William Amis, CBE (16 April 1922 – 22 October 1995) was an English novelist, poet, critic, and teacher.
Latin America is a group of countries and dependencies in the Western Hemisphere where Spanish, French and Portuguese are spoken; it is broader than the terms Ibero-America or Hispanic America.
Well-known authors of novels, listed by country: See also: Lists of authors, List of poets, List of playwrights, List of short story authors.
The following are lists of writers.
A literary agent (sometimes publishing agent, or writer's representative) is an agent who represents writers and their written works to publishers, theatrical producers, film producers, and film studios, and assists in the sale and deal negotiation of the same.
Literary criticism (or literary studies) is the study, evaluation, and interpretation of literature.
Literary fiction is fiction that is regarded as having literary merit, as distinguished from most commercial or "genre" fiction.
Literary modernism, or modernist literature, has its origins in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, mainly in Europe and North America, and is characterized by a very self-conscious break with traditional ways of writing, in both poetry and prose fiction.
Literary realism is part of the realist art movement beginning with mid nineteenth-century French literature (Stendhal), and Russian literature (Alexander Pushkin) and extending to the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.
A living wage is the minimum income necessary for a worker to meet their basic needs.
The Lost Generation was the generation that came of age during World War I. Demographers William Strauss and Neil Howe outlined their Strauss–Howe generational theory using 1883–1900 as birth years for this generation.
Love on the Dole is a novel by Walter Greenwood, about working class poverty in 1930s Northern England.
Margiad Evans was the pseudonym of Peggy Eileen Whistler (17 March 1909 – 17 March 1958), an English poet, novelist and illustrator with a lifelong identification with the Welsh border country.
Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer.
Mary Gladys Webb (25 March 1881 – 8 October 1927) was an English romantic novelist and poet of the early 20th century, whose work is set chiefly in the Shropshire countryside and among Shropshire characters and people whom she knew.
Milan Kundera (born 1 April 1929) is a Czech-born French writer who went into exile in France in 1975, and became a naturalised French citizen in 1981.
"Modern Fiction" is an essay by Virginia Woolf.
A narrative or story is a report of connected events, real or imaginary, presented in a sequence of written or spoken words, or still or moving images, or both.
National Novel Writing Month (often shortened to NaNoWriMo), is an annual, Internet-based creative writing project that takes place during the month of November.
Nationality is a legal relationship between an individual person and a state.
Nikolai Alexeevich Ostrovsky (Николай Алексеевич Островский; Микола Олексійович Островський; 29 September 1904 – 22 December 1936) was a Soviet socialist realist writer, of Ukrainian origin.
Non-fiction or nonfiction is content (sometimes, in the form of a story) whose creator, in good faith, assumes responsibility for the truth or accuracy of the events, people, or information presented.
A novel is a relatively long work of narrative fiction, normally in prose, which is typically published as a book.
The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is the main historical dictionary of the English language, published by the Oxford University Press.
Oxford is a city in, and the county seat of, Lafayette County, Mississippi, United States.
Patrick O'Brian, CBE (12 December 1914 – 2 January 2000), born Richard Patrick Russ, was an English novelist and translator, best known for his Aubrey–Maturin series of sea novels set in the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars, and centred on the friendship of the English naval captain Jack Aubrey and the Irish–Catalan physician Stephen Maturin.
Place identity or place-based identity refers to a cluster of ideas about place and identity in the fields of geography, urban planning, urban design, landscape architecture, environmental psychology, ecocriticism and urban sociology/ecological sociology.
Proletarian literature refers here to the literature created by working-class writers mainly for the class-conscious proletariat.
Psychoanalytic theory is the theory of personality organization and the dynamics of personality development that guides psychoanalysis, a clinical method for treating psychopathology.
A race is a grouping of humans based on shared physical or social qualities into categories generally viewed as distinct by society.
Ralph Waldo Ellison (March 1, 1913 – April 16, 1994) was an American novelist, literary critic, and scholar.
The Reconstruction era was the period from 1863 (the Presidential Proclamation of December 8, 1863) to 1877.
Religious Identity is a specific type of identity formation.
Roland Gérard Barthes (12 November 1915 – 26 March 1980) was a French literary theorist, philosopher, linguist, critic, and semiotician.
Although the genre is very old, the romance novel or romantic novel discussed in this article is the mass-market version.
Salon is an American news and opinion website, created by David Talbot in 1995 and currently owned by the Salon Media Group.
Saturday Review, previously The Saturday Review of Literature, was an American weekly magazine established in 1924.
Scotland (Alba) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain.
Self-publishing is the publication of any book, album, or other media by its author without the involvement of an established publisher.
Sexual identity is how one thinks of oneself in terms of to whom one is romantically or sexually attracted.
Slavery in the United States was the legal institution of human chattel enslavement, primarily of Africans and African Americans, that existed in the United States of America in the 18th and 19th centuries.
A social class is a set of subjectively defined concepts in the social sciences and political theory centered on models of social stratification in which people are grouped into a set of hierarchical social categories, the most common being the upper, middle and lower classes.
Socialism is a range of economic and social systems characterised by social ownership and democratic control of the means of production as well as the political theories and movements associated with them.
Southern American English or Southern U.S. English is a large collection of related American English dialects spoken throughout the Southern United States, though increasingly in more rural areas and primarily by white Americans.
The Southern United States, also known as the American South, Dixie, Dixieland, or simply the South, is a region of the United States of America.
Southern literature (sometimes called the literature of the American South) is defined as American literature about the Southern United States or by writers from this region.
Spain (España), officially the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España), is a sovereign state mostly located on the Iberian Peninsula in Europe.
Staffordshire (abbreviated Staffs) is a landlocked county in the West Midlands of England.
The Staffordshire Potteries is the industrial area encompassing the six towns, Tunstall, Burslem, Hanley, Stoke, Fenton and Longton that now make up the city of Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire, England.
Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American author of horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy.
Stephenie Meyer (née Morgan;; born December 24, 1973) is an American novelist and film producer, best known for her vampire romance series Twilight.
Stoke-on-Trent (often abbreviated to Stoke) is a city and unitary authority area in Staffordshire, England, with an area of.
Storytelling describes the social and cultural activity of sharing stories, sometimes with improvisation, theatrics, or embellishment.
Teddy Wayne is an American novelist and author of Loner, The Love Song of Jonny Valentine, and Kapitoil.
The Da Vinci Code is a 2003 mystery thriller novel by Dan Brown.
"The Death of the Author" (French: La mort de l'auteur) is a 1967 essay by the French literary critic and theorist Roland Barthes (1915–80).
The Death Ship (German title: Das Totenschiff) is a novel by the pseudonymous author known as B. Traven.
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (Notre-Dame de Paris, "Our Lady of Paris") is a French Romantic/Gothic novel by Victor Hugo, published in 1831.
The Independent is a British online newspaper.
The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.
The New York Times Best Seller list is widely considered the preeminent list of best-selling books in the United States.
The New Yorker is an American magazine of reportage, commentary, criticism, essays, fiction, satire, cartoons, and poetry.
The Observer is a British newspaper published on Sundays.
The Wasp Factory is the first novel by Scottish writer Iain Banks, published in 1984.
Thomas Hardy (2 June 1840 – 11 January 1928) was an English novelist and poet.
Thomas R. Perrotta (born August 13, 1961) is an American novelist and screenwriter best known for his novels Election (1998) and Little Children (2004), both of which were made into critically acclaimed, Academy Award-nominated films.
Twilight (stylized as twilight) (2005) is a young adult vampire-romance novel by author Stephenie Meyer.
A vanity press, vanity publisher, or subsidy publisher is a publishing house in which authors pay to have their books published.
Victorian literature is literature, mainly written in English, during the reign of Queen Victoria (1837–1901) (the Victorian era).
Adeline Virginia Woolf (née Stephen; 25 January 188228 March 1941) was an English writer, who is considered one of the most important modernist 20th-century authors and a pioneer in the use of stream of consciousness as a narrative device.
Walter Greenwood (17 December 1903 – 13 September 1974) was an English novelist, best known for the socially influential novel Love on the Dole (1933).
Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet (15 August 1771 – 21 September 1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright, poet and historian.
Wessex (Westseaxna rīce, the "kingdom of the West Saxons") was an Anglo-Saxon kingdom in the south of Great Britain, from 519 until England was unified by Æthelstan in the early 10th century.
Western fiction is a genre of literature set in the American Old West frontier and typically set from the late eighteenth to the late nineteenth century.
William Cuthbert Faulkner (September 25, 1897 – July 6, 1962) was an American writer and Nobel Prize laureate from Oxford, Mississippi.
Working-class culture is a range of cultures created by or popular among working-class people.
A writer is a person who uses written words in various styles and techniques to communicate their ideas.
Yoknapatawpha County, pronounced is a fictional Mississippi county created by the American author William Faulkner, based upon and inspired by Lafayette County, Mississippi, and its county seat of Oxford, Mississippi (which Faulkner renamed Jefferson).
Pearl Zane Grey (January 31, 1872 – October 23, 1939) was an American author and dentist best known for his popular adventure novels and stories associated with the Western genre in literature and the arts; he idealized the American frontier.