Literature (in English): Biography

This guide covers all genres of American and British Literature
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Books about Authors

Search for full-length biographies in MARQCAT's Subject mode, last name first, such as Morrison, Toni.  For authors with voluminous critical books, look for subheadings such as "Biography," "Interviews," or "Encyclopedias."

Finding Author Biographies

Try Literature Online for a brief, authoritative biography from a literary viewpoint.

Biographical Articles

If the literary and biographical sources (box at right) don't include your author, try one of the comprehensive magazine databases for current articles on your author or book reviews.