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Aaron AllstonAharon AppelfeldAlan BrienAlan Paton
Alan Patrick HerbertAlberto MoraviaAldous HuxleyAlec Waugh
Alex HaleyAlexander SolzehnitsynAlison LurieAlphonse Daudet
Amy TanAna CastilloAnatole FranceAndre Gide
Angela CarterAngus WilsonAnne BronteAnne Perry
Anne RiceAnne TylerAnthony BurgessAnthony Powell
Antoine de Saint-ExuperyAnzia YezierskaAriel DorfmanArmistead Maupin
Arnold BennettArthur HaileyArthur KoestlerArundhati Roy
Augusto Roa BastosBarbara CartlandBarbara KingsolverBarbara Pym
Barbara Taylor BradfordBaroness OrczyBarry HannahBernard Cornwell
Bernard MalamudBertha Von SuttnerBeryl BainbridgeBetty Smith (writer)
Booth TarkingtonBoris PasternakBrian MooreBrigid Brophy
Bruce Jay FriedmanBuchi EmechetaCaleb CarrCaptain Frederick Marryat
Carlos FuentesCaroline NortonCarson MccullersCharles Dickens
Charles MorganCharles ReadeCharles Victor CherbuliezCharles W. Chesnutt
Charlotte BronteChuck PalahniukCynthia OzickDame Rose Macaulay
Danielle SteelDaphne du MaurierDavid LeavittDavid Storey
Dee BrownDiane JohnsonDinah Maria MulockDinah Maria Mulock Craik
Djuna BarnesDon DeLilloDorothy GilmanDorothy West
E. M. ForsterEden PhillpottsEdmond AboutEdmund White
Edna FerberEdna O'brienEdward DahlbergElaine Dundy
Elie WieselElizabeth BowenElizabeth GaskellEllen Glasgow
Emile ZolaEmily BronteErica JongErich Segal
Ernest HemingwayEugene SueFaith BaldwinFanny Burney
Fay WeldonFrancois MauriacFrank NorrisFyodor Dostoevsky
Gabriel Garcia MarquezGail GodwinGao XingjianGeorge Gissing
George KonradGeorge MacDonaldGeorge MeredithGeorge Sand
George SandersGeorge V. HigginsGeorges DuhamelGerard De Nerval
Gloria NaylorGore VidalGrace MetaliousGuillaume Apollinaire
Gustave FlaubertH. P. LovecraftHamlin GarlandHarper Lee
Harry CrewsHector Hugh MunroHeinrich MannHenri Barbusse
Henry BrookeHenry FieldingHerman MelvilleHerman Wouk
Hermann HesseHonore De BalzacHugo Von HofmannsthalIrvine Welsh
Irwin ShawIsaac Bashevis SingerIsrael ZangwillIvan Goncharov
Ivan TurgenevIvy Compton-burnettJ. D. SalingerJ. G. Holland
J. R. R. TolkienJack HigginsJack KerouacJack London
James A. MichenerJames AgeeJames Branch CabellJames Buchanan
James DickeyJames F. CooperJames Gould CozzensJames Hilton
James JoyceJames M. CainJames PayneJames T. Farrell
Jane PorterJanet FrameJean RhysJeanette Winterson
John BarthJohn BarthelmesJohn D. MacdonaldJohn Dos Passos
John FowlesJohn HawkesJohn IrvingJohn Knowles
John MortimerJohn UpdikeJonathan CoeJoseph Conrad
Joseph HellerJoyce Carol OatesJoyce CaryJudith Guest
Judith RossnerKate O'brienKingsley AmisLaurence Sterne
Leo RostenLeo TolstoyLillian SmithLion Feuchtwanger
Lord DunsanyLouis AuchinclossLouisa May AlcottLuc De Clapier De Vauvanargues
Madeleine L'EngleMalcolm BradburyMargaret AtwoodMargaret Deland
Margaret DrabbleMargaret LaurenceMargaret MitchellMargaret Oliphant
Margaret TrumanMarguerite DurasMarguerite YourcenarMaria Edgeworth
Marie Von Ebner-eschenbachMario PuzoMark HelprinMarquis De Sade
Mary JohnstonMary RenaultMary Roberts RinehartMary Stewart
Mary WebbMax FrischMaxim GorkyMichael Korda
Miguel de CervantesMiguel De Cervantes SaavedraMordecai RichlerMurasaki Shikibu
Muriel SparkNadine GordimerNaguib MahfouzNathaniel Hawthorne
Nelson AlgrenNicholson BakerNorman MailerOrhan Pamuk
OuidaOuida ForsythP. D. JamesPatricia Highsmith
Patrick MoodyPaul BaileyPaul ScottPaul Theroux
Paulo CoelhoPearl S. BuckPeter AbrahamsPeter Carey
Peter De VriesPeter HandkePhilip RothPhyllis Bottome
Rachel FieldRaymond WilliamsRemy De GourmontReynolds Price
Richard BachRichard PowersRichard RussoRichard Wright
Roald DahlRobert GravesRobert LudlumRobert Penn Warren
Robert Smith SurteesRobert StoneRobertson DaviesRoddy Doyle
Romain GaryRomain RollandRonald FirbankRoss Macdonald
Rumer GoddenRussell HobanRussell SmithSalman Rushdie
Samuel RichardsonSaul BellowScott TurowShirley Hazzard
Shirley JacksonSholem AschSidney SheldonSidonie Gabrielle Colette
Simon RavenSinclair LewisSir Walter ScottSloan Wilson
Sue GraftonSue TownsendSusan ErtzTheodore Dreiser
Thomas BergerThomas HardyThomas WolfeThornton Wilder
Tillie OlsenTom ClancyTom HoltToni Morrison
Tove JanssonTruman CapoteUmberto EcoV. S. Naipaul
Vicki BaumVicki BaumannVita Sackville-westVladimir Nabokov
Wallace StegnerWalter MosleyWilfrid SheedWilkie Collins
Will ThomasWilliam FaulknerWilliam GaddisWilliam Gilmore Simms
William GoldmanWilliam H. GassWilliam Makepeace ThackerayWilliam Styron
Winifred HoltbyYevgeny Zamyatin