Order of Qiu Xiaolong Books

Qiu Xiaolong is a Chinese author of crime thriller novels as well as a poet and translator. He writes the Inspector Chen series. Xiaolong came to the United States simply to write a book about poet T.S. Eliot, but was unable to return home due to political reasons. He lives in St. Louis, Missouri with […]

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Order of Joyce Carol Oates Books

Joyce Carol Oates is an American author, poet, playwright, essayist and editor. She is the author of the Gothic Saga. Oates has won the O. Henry Award (twice), the M.L. Rosenthal Award, National Book Award for Fiction, Brad Stock Award (twice), Chicago Tribute Literary Prize, Norman Mailer Lifetime Achievement Prize, Stone Award for Lifetime Literary […]

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Order of Edgar Allan Poe Books

Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was an American author and poet. He is best known for his mystery and horror tales and poems, as well as helping to create the genre of detective fiction as well as science fiction. Poe’s work was very macabre and often explored death, such as what happens to a body when […]

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Order of John Updike Books

John Updike (1932-2009) was an American novelist, poet, short story writer and essayist. He is perhaps best known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom series, including the novels Rabbit, Run, Rabbit Redux, Rabbit is Rich and a novella entitled Rabbit Remembered. He began his career as a staff writer with The New Yorker and […]

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Order of G.K. Chesterton Books

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1885-1936) was an English author of mystery, fantasy, poetry and non-fiction. He is best known for his detective/priest character Father Brown. He is well known for his Christian and Catholic apologetics. He was born into the Church of England, but converted to Roman Catholicism when he was 48. Chesterton died of congestive […]

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Order of Alan Hunter Books

Alan Hunter (1922-2005) was an English author of crime fiction. After leaving school at 14, he worked on his family farm and enjoyed writing natural history notes for the newspaper as well as poetry. All of his novels are part of his Inspector George Gently series, for which he wrote one novel almost every year […]

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Order of Margaret Atwood Books

Margaret Eleanor Atwood is a Canadian novelist and poet. She writes in several genres, such as historical fiction and science fiction (and many of the sub-genres therein). Her novels, poetry and essays have been published in over 35 countries. She has been won many awards and been shortlisted for many more. Margaret lives in Toronto […]

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Order of Sophie Hannah Books

Sophie Hannah is a British poet and novelist of psychological thrillers novels. She was Fellow Commoner in Creative Arts at Trinity College, Cambridge and a junior research fellow at Wolfson College, Oxford. She has won the Daphne du Maurier Festival Short Story Competition for her story The Octopus Nest and has been shortlisted for several […]

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Order of Madeleine L’Engle Books

Madeleine L’Engle (1918-2007) was an American author of young adult fiction, Christian fiction, science fiction, poetry and non-fiction. She is the author of the Time Quintet and Austin Family series. She started writing when she was eight years old, keeping a journal. Because she was shy, clumsy as a child, she was considered to be […]

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Order of Anne George Books

Anne Carroll George (1927-2001) was an American author of mystery novels and poetry. She is a Pulitzer Prize nominee for her poetry collection Some of It Is True as well as an Agatha Award winner for her Southern Sisters Mysteries series. In additional to being an author, she was also a teacher. Anne George passed […]

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