International Who's Who of Authors and Writers 2012

27th Edition

Published August 31, 2011
Reference - 892 Pages
ISBN 9781857436167 - CAT# Y116016
Series: International Who's Who of Authors and Writers

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The International Who's Who of Authors and Writers 2012 is a valuable and practical source of biographical information on the key personalities and organizations of the literary world. All entrants have the opportunity to update their entries, confirming existing titles and contributions and listing new ones, providing career details and professional experience, and updating their contact information. This title is international in its scope and covers all literary genres. 

Now in its twenty-seventh edition, this descriptive directory is revised and updated annually by our editorial team and covers the most important authors and writers at work today, along with lesser known ones for whom information is harder to find. This title will prove a worthwhile acquisition for public and academic libraries, journalists, television and radio companies, PR companies, literary organizations and anyone needing up-to-date information in this field.


Biographical details are listed for writers of all kinds, including novelists, playwrights, screenwriters, essayists, editors, columnists, journalists, as well as literary agents and publishers. Each entry provides personal information, career details, works published, literary awards and prizes, memberships and contact information, where available.

Key Features:

  • over 8,000 entries
  • an additional directory section that includes current and detailed lists of major literary awards and prizes, literary organizations, literary festivals and national libraries from around the world
  • entries for established writers, as well as for those who have recently risen to prominence, featuring latest contact information, such as email and web addresses
  • hundreds of new entries are included in this edition.


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