Books and Reading—Resources for Great Reads

Author Sites


Organized alphabetically by author within the five genres of fiction, drama, essays, poetry and critical theory.

LSU Author Guides

This directory is an index of indexes available through the Louisiana State University Library. It contains pointers to individual author guides or other cumulative documents that deal with specific writers. Admittedly, most of these authors are "literary," and it does not include many authors from genres such as science fiction or romance.

Meet the Writers

Barnes and Noble offers this site allowing searches for authors by name and by genre. You can also sign up to be the first to know about your favorite author's new releases.

Via Michigan eLibrary:  Authors and Writing

MeL is our own state's premier digital library, and this site offers a wide variety of high-quality links centered about authors and their books.

The Online Literary Criticism Collection

Over 2500 critical and biographical websites about authors and their works that can be browsed by author, title, nationality and literary period.

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Via Michigan Authors and Illustrators

Michigan Authors and Illustrators (MIAI) is a database of information on authors and illustrators born in Michigan, who live in Michigan, or who have written books about or set in Michigan. Each entry includes biographical information, lists of works by the person and lists of works about the person. More complete information is available for those authors and illustrators who provide information to us. The database is a collaboration of the Michigan Association of Media in Education (MAME), the Library of Michigan (LM) and the Michigan Center for the Book (MCFB).

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Authors from Myunicorn

Click on the appropriate letter to take you to a list of authors' Web sites beginning with that letter.

Authors Yellow Pages is a searchable directory of author websites. The Book Report Network created this website where authors can list their Official and Publisher websites, as well as Fan and Press mentions that they want to share with their readers.