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James Frank Dobie

James Frank Dobie About Folklore writer and newspaper columnist who became famous for writing about traditional life in rural Texas. Life Before Becoming Famous He attended Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, where a professor introduced him to poetry and encouraged him to pursue a career as a writer. Other Informations He played a major role […]

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Vereen Bell

Vereen Bell About American novelist known for his novels Swamp Water and The Renegade Queen. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was killed during active duty. Life Before Becoming Famous He attended Davidson College and graduated in 1932. Other Informations As of 2014, Davidson College, his alma mater, awards the Vereen Bell […]

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Kirsten Miller

Kirsten Miller About Novelist known for writing the Kiki Strike series, which includes Inside the Shadow City, The Empress’s Tomb, and The Darkness Dwellers. Life Before Becoming Famous She published her first novel, Inside the Shadow City, in 2006. Other Informations She’s also written The Eternal Ones series and the novel How to Lead a […]

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Ranj Dhaliwal

Ranj Dhaliwal About A Canadian author of Indian descent, he is best known for his 2006 novel, Daaku, and its sequel, Daaku: The Gangster’s Life (2011). Also a prominent community activist, he became an advocate for at-risk youth in his native British Columbia. Life Before Becoming Famous He grew up in Surrey, British Columbia in […]

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Booth Tarkington

Booth Tarkington About A Pulitzer Prize-winner and one of the most popular novelists of his time, he wrote The Magnificent Ambersons and Alice Adams. His other works include Clarence: A Comedy in Four Acts (play) and Penrod Jashber (short stories). Life Before Becoming Famous He briefly attended Purdue University and went on to study at […]

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Christopher Morely

Christopher Morely About An American journalist, fiction writer, and poet, he is known for his popular novel, Kitty Foyle (1939), which was adapted into a film. He is also famous for Thunder on the Left (1925) and The Haunted Bookshop (1919). Life Before Becoming Famous After graduating from Haverford College and New College, Oxford, he […]

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Caner Yaman

Caner Yaman About Turkish author known for the books I Do Not Remember, No After, and Unutamadım. He runs a self-titled Youtube channel, where he posts poetic readings in an artistically shot manner.  Life Before Becoming Famous He completed his undergraduate and graduate studies at the Department of English Language and Literature at Hacettepe University […]

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John Knowles

John Knowles About A twentieth-century American author, he is best known for his 1959 novel, A Separate Peace. He won both the William Faulkner Award and the Rosenthal Award of the National Institute of Arts and Letters. Life Before Becoming Famous He graduated from Yale University in 1949. During World War II, he served with […]

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Julie Orringer

Julie Orringer About An American author, she is known for works such as How to Breathe Underwater (a short story collection published in 2003) and The Invisible Bridge (a 2010 novel). She also published short stories in Ploughshares, the Paris Review, and other notable literary journals. Life Before Becoming Famous She studied at Cornell University […]

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Mark Harris

Mark Harris About American novelist, biographer, and teacher who wrote Bang the Drum Slowly (1956), about a baseball season with the fictional New York Mammoths. His other works include the racially-themed Trumpet to the World (1946) and the 1953 novel, The Southpaw. Life Before Becoming Famous He graduated from both the University of Denver and […]

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Donna Tartt

Donna Tartt About An American fiction writer, she is best known for novels such as The Secret History (1992) and The Little Friend (2002). She was the 2003 recipient of the W.H. Smith Literary Award. Life Before Becoming Famous She studied writing at Bennington College and published her debut novel, The Secret History, in 1992. […]

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Arno Schmidt

Arno Schmidt About A German writer and translator, he is known for such works as Leviathan, The Egghead Republic, and Evening Edged in Gold. His most famous work is the 1970 novel, Zettels Traum. Life Before Becoming Famous He was born in Hamburg, Germany and was drafted into Wehrmacht service at the beginning of World […]

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Emmy Montes

Emmy Montes About Novelist who writes under the name E.L. Montes. She’s known for her Disastrous book series as well as its spin-off, Fighting to Stand. Life Before Becoming Famous She was working as a paralegal when she published her first novel in 2012. After publishing her second novel, she quit her job to pursue […]

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Katherine Neville

Katherine Neville About An American adventure novelist, she is best known for works such as The Eight, A Calculated Risk, and The Magic Circle. She published The Fire, a sequel to The Eight, in 2008. Life Before Becoming Famous She moved to New York City and began a career in computers. She published her first […]

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Erlend Loe

Erlend Loe About Norwegian novelist and screenwriter known for both his children’s literature and satirical novels like Doppler and Naiv.Super. He also penned the popular comedy film Catch That Kid starring Kristen Stewart, Corbin Bleu, and Max Thieriot. Life Before Becoming Famous He began his career working at a psychiatric clinic and later transitioned into […]