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de Lint, Charles

de Lint, Charles

Canadian author Charles de Lint was born in December of 1951 in The Netherlands, but migrated to Canada at age four months. De Lint's works have been called "fantasy for people who normally don't read fantasy," as they have a modern setting for the most part, aka urban fantasy. Aside from being an author, he is also a poet, musician, artist, folklorist, and critic.

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This author is recommended by Bonster.
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Handler, Daniel

Handler, Daniel

Daniel Handler, also known as Lemony Snicket, is an American author, screenwriter, and accordionist. A native San Franciscan, alumnus of the San Francisco Boys Chorus, and graduate of Wesleyan University. His novels are The Basic Eight and Watch Your Mouth; they are comedies with a Gothic mood and rather adult subject matter. As "Lemony Snicket," Handler has written a series of children's novels, A Series of Unfortunate Events, but the man who starts out as a narrator becomes a character in the series, even writing a book entitled Lemony Snicket: The Unauthorized Autobiography. He has also written two additional works as Snicket, a comic about a Yeti in It Was a Dark and Silly Night, a volume of Art Spiegelman and Francoise Mouly's Little Lit series, and a holiday short story entitled "The Lump of Coal."

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This author is recommended by Holly, Morgan, Meaghan, and Hoppy.
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Richler, Mordecai

Richler, Mordecai

Born in 1931 in Montreal, Richler wrote huge but personal novels about the experience of growing up Jewish in Quebec. Considered one of Canada's greatest authors, he was also a (usually controversial) commentator on Canadian politics and a writer of some pretty successful children's stories (Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang). He died in 2003.

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This author is recommended by Meaghan.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Shakespeare, William

Shakespeare, William

William Shakespeare, aka The Bard, was a British playwright/poet who lived in the late 1500's/early 1600's. He wrote dozens of plays, over 150 sonnets, and a number of poems. He is considered one of the only playwrights to excel in both comic and tragic stories. He is also one of the most quoted authors in the all of literature. Some of his most famous works include Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth, Othello, Much Ado About Nothing, etc.

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This author is recommended by Nicole, Bonster, Meaghan, Morgan, and Anna.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Shields, Carol

Shields, Carol

Carol Shields was born in Illinois in 1935 but arrived in Canada as a university student (she got her Master's at the University of Ottawa), married a Canadian, and lived in Canada for the rest of her life, teaching at a few different universities. A mother of five, Shields was known for writing stories about the everyday lives of people, mostly women. Her best-known work is probably The Stone Diaries, which won the Pulitzer Prize. Shields was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1998 and eventually died of the disease in 2003. Her final novel, Unless, was published in 2002.

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This author is recommended by Meaghan.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Walker, Alice

Walker, Alice

Born as the eighth child to sharecroppers in 1944, Alice Walker is mostly known for her Pulitzer Prize winning novel, The Color Purple. She is both an author and an activist, having participated in the Civil Rights, women's, and anti-nuclear movements, as well as educating others as to the hazards of female genital mutilation. She attended Spelman College and Sarah Lawrence College; earning her bachelor of arts from the latter.

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This author is recommended by Bonster and Kathi.
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