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The Academy of American Poets
To find more information about a particular poet, click on Find a Poet on the left side of the page
Book Reporter
Learn about books and read book reviews
C-Span American Writers
For information on a number of authors who wrote between 1600 and 1975
Contemporary Writers in the UK
Contains: "biographies, bibliographies, critical reviews, prizes and photographs"
InfoPlease Encyclopedia: American Author Biographies
Find a list of a number of authors, the click to unearth their bios
Internet Public Library: Literary Criticism
View literary criticism, biographical information, and commentary
Modern American Poetry: The Poets
Contains links to information about, and literary criticism for 161 poets
Contains information about Nordic Writers
Check out the author calendar by putting in your birthdate and exploring information about authors who share your birthday
You can also search by author's name
Teen Reads
Offers book reviews, author information, and more for teen readers
The Victorian Web
Click on "authors" to learn more about a number of Victorian authors
Voices From the Gaps: Women Writers of Color
Here you can learn about Women Writers of Color and their works
Learn About Specific Authors
Louisa May Alcott
Louisa May Alcott
Find info about Alcott as well as literary criticism
Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou -- The Official Website
Contains an interview with Maya Angelou
Find information about AVI and his books
Official Webpage
Ray Bradbury
Ray Bradbury: Celebrating a Lifetime of Wonder and Imagination
Contains information about Bradbury, articles about this author and his works, and more
Anne Bradstreet
Anne Bradstreet
Read this bio about Bradstreet then check out the links at the bottom of the page
Heather Brewer
Heather Brewer: New York Times Bestselling Author
Offers a blog, forum, book information, bio and more
Gwendolyn Brooks
Gwendolyn Brooks: Black History Month
Find biographical information here
Dan Brown
The Official Web Site of Dan Brown
Offers information about Brown, his books and some of the mysteries therein
Willa Cather
The Willa Cather Foundation
Find all kinds of information about Cather and her works
Miguel de Cervantes
The Cervantes Project
Learn about Cervantes' life, view some images, read some texts
Many of the links connected to this site are in Spanish
From Texas A&M: Center for the study of Digital Libraries
Tracy Chevalier
Tracy Chevalier
Contains biographical info, Information about her books, reading group guides, and more
Sandra Cisneros
The Authorized Sandra Cisneros Website
Running your mouse over books offers you a page with a photo of the book and a quote
Hold your mouse over the heart to direct you to links about her life and works
Click on buttons to get pictures to play with
Online Newshour: Conversation: Sandra Cisneros
Listen to and View, or read this interview with Cisneros about writing the book Caramelo
Best viewed with a quick connection (that means not at school)
Michael Crichton
The Official Site of Michael Crichton
Learn more about Crichton and why he became a writer and director
Read excerpts of his books and discover a little about how they came to exist
Michael Crichton
Offers information about Crichton and his works
Look under the author bio for an interview
Chris Crutcher
Chris Crutcher: Author, Therapist & King of the Mild Frontier
The official website
Many links to bio, photos, works, and more
Emily Dickinson
Dickinson Electronic Archives
Learn about Dickinson's writing practices and others' reactions to her writing
The Complete Poems: Emily Dickinson
offers 597 written by Emily Dickinson
Fyodor Dostoevsky
First Descents Into The Inferno: Parallel Ideology And Experience In Conrad's 'Heart Of Darkness' And Dostoevsky's Notes From The House Of The Dead
Lit Crit by Robert Barry from the University of Otago
Gothicism in Conrad and Dostoevsky
Lit Crit by Robert Barry from the University of Otago
Paul Laurence Dunbar
Paul Laurence Dunbar
Learn about the "first African-American to gain national eminence as a poet"
George Eliot
George Eliot: An Overview
Find information about Eliot, her works, characters, imagery, time in history and more
From the Victorian Web
F. Scott Fitzgerald
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Offers bio information as well as information about the stories
F. Scott Fitzgerald: Centenary
Visit the Fitzgerald collection at the University of South Carolina
Find photos of dust jackets and more, biographical information, a chronology ...
Some links are dead, but still worth the visit
The Fitzgeralds
View biographical information and a chronology
Advance through the chronology by clicking on the pink arrow at the top of the page, the boxes with circles in them provide images
Robert Frost
The Friends of Robert Frost
Includes relevant places, poetry, chronology, critical works and more
The Robert Frost Farm
Learn about Robert Frost and his farm in Derry, NH
Ernest Hemingway
Ernest Hemingway in Oak Park, Illinois
"The Foundation fosters understanding of the life and work of Ernest Hemingway with emphasis on his Oak Park origins and his impact on world literature"
Timeless Hemingway
Use the "folder tabs" at the top of the page to find photos, a family tree, a large number of FAQs and more
S. E. Hinton
Visit this official Website
Ellen Hopkins
Ellen Hopkins
Contains book trailers, poetry, bio information, and more
Langston Hughes
A Centennial Tribute to Langston Hughes
Offers a short bio as well as many good links
Meet Amazing Americans: Langston Hughes
Read about Hughes - From the Library of Congress
Victor Hugo
Victor Hugo Central
Offers a ton of information - use the sitemap for an easy way to access what you need
Constructed by author John Newmark
Zora Neale Hurston
Zora Neale Hurston
Quality information from Gale Group includes bio, bibliography, awards and more
Henrik Ibsen
First you must select English which is found under the calendar portion of the site
This site from Norway commemorates the 100th anniversary of the death of Ibsen in 2006
James Joyce
The James Joyce Centre
Take a virtual visit to the James Joyce Centre in Dublin
Check out the links about Joyce and Exhibitions
James Joyce: The Brazen Head
Visit this large site about Joyce and his works
Franz Kafka
The Kafka Project
Most offerings on this site are in English
Franz Kafka: Das Schloss
Find a wealth of information here by using the navigation bar on the left side of the page
John Keats
Keats' Kingdom
Find here poetry, biography, ideas, letters, and more
The Life and Work of John Keats
Offers bios, images, works and criticism
Ken Kesey
Intrepid Trips
Road trips, works, info about Kesey and more
Also visit Kez-z Productions at for additional information
Be warned - these sites are totally psychedelic
Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters
Try this for a less random, scholarly approach
Jamaica Kincaid
Jamaica Kincaid
Offers biographical information, themes, and good links
Jamaica Kincaid Hates Happy Endings
Read an interview of Kincaid from Mother Jones Magazine
Intersections: Jamaica Kincaid and the Literature of Defiance
Learn more about Kincaid and listen to her speak
The Kipling Society
Offers a wealth of information about Kipling and his works Rudyard Kipling
Offers biographical information, links, his presentation from the Noble Prize for literature in 1907, and more
Doris Lessing
BBC: Doris Lessing
Four audio clips interviews with Lessing
Also from BBC
Doris Lessing: A Retrospective
Offers biographical information, information on her works and more
Billy Letts
Billy Letts Book, Where the Heart Is
Notes from Oprah Winfrey on Billy Letts and the above book
Billy Letts: Friends of the OSU Library
Read a little about Letts, read excerpts from her works, listen to her speak
Denise Levertov
Denise Levertov
Offers links to her poems, obituary, interviews, and papers by and about her and her works
David Letvithan
david levithan
Read about his books, and how/why he wrote his books
Jack London
The Jack London Collection
A big site including a bio, his writings, photos, and more
The Jack London International
Click on the English link to enter this site
Follow the links on the left side of the page
The World of Jack London
A wealth of information
Elizabeth A. Lynn
Elizabeth A. Lynn
An interview with Lynn
Katherine Mansfield
Katherine Mansfield: Short Story Moderniser
This page from New Zealand offers information about Mansfield works and life
Katherine Mansfield House
Learn more about Mansfield and her house, read about her works in the context of her life
New Zealand Writers: Katherine Mansfield
Contains biographical Information
Stephanie Meyer
The official Stephanie Meyer homepage
Toni Morrison
Anniina's Toni Morrison Page
Includes biographical information, a bibliography, links, interviews, her works and more
Click on the little leafy looking things to the left of the words Toni Morrison
Noble prize page about Morrison
Walter Dean Myers
Walter Dean Myers
Offers a biography, bibliography and contact information
Joan Lowrey Nixon
Mystery Writing with Joan Lowrey Nixon
Offers tips on how to write a mystery from Nixon as well as biographical inforamtion
Joan Lowrey Nixon: Obituary
Obituary from the New York Times
Tillie Olsen
Tillie Olsen
Offers a short biographical section, criticism, and bibliography and awards
Christopher Paolini
The Inheritance Cycle
Learn about Paolini and his works, view some book trailers, try some activies
Also connect to Paolini's Facebook and Twitter
James Patterson
James Patterson: Site Map
Offer bio, interview, info on works and more
The Official James Patterson Site
Gary Paulsen
Gary Paulsen
Iditarod Journal, Biographical information, Survival Tips and more
Official Website
Author Profile: Gary Paulsen
An excerpt from Trelease's book Read All About It!
Puts his books in the context of his life
Gary Paulsen: A Writer of his Time
A scholarly view of this writings from The Alan Review (1994)
Jodi Picoult
Jodi Picoult: Novels about family, relationships, love and more
Read about Picoult, her books, and why she wrote her books
Sylvia Plath
A Celebration, This Is
Offers info on her life and works
Lots of cool photos too
Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe Museum
Learn about his life, read some of his works, take a quiz about Poe
The Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore
Not fancy, but you will find a lot of information here
The Raven Society
The Raven Society is an Honor Society at the University of Virginia
Visit this site to learn more about Poe as a student - see the links on the bottom right side of the page
Philip Pullman
Philip Pullman
Read about Pullman, his works, awards and more
Official Site
Philip Pullman Reaches the Garden
Read an interview with Pullman from 2000
Anne Rice
Anne Rice
Visit the Official Anne Rice site
View her thought on writing, find out what she has to say about writing and about what she has written
J. K. Rowling
J. K. Rowling
Check out Rowling's official site
Harry Potter
Check out the movie site
A teen-run website
This doesn't contain the utmost in authority, but is the place to go to hear the latest in rumors and get other teen's feelings and scoop on the Harry Potter craze
This site is being built as we read
Keep coming back to see new content
Dr. Seuss
Dr. Seuss National Memorial Square
Visit this park marked with sculptures of Seuss' works
Contains a bio and informationon the park
Dr. Seuss Went to War
Offers a number of Political Cartoons created by Dr. Seuss
Contains games, info on books, bio and more (From Random House)
A great site to share with younger brothers or sisters
Nicholas Sparks
The Official Nicholas Sparks Web Site
Information on Sparks works and about writing
Todd Strasser
Todd Strasser
Find the author's blog, bio information, book trailers and more
Walt Whitman
The Walt Whitman Archive
Find biographical info, works, images of manuscripts, photos and more
Paul Zindel
The Official Website of Paul Zindel
Offers biographical information, photos, interviews, teacher information and more
This site has great depth!

Updated December 13, 2011