Welcome to our collection of collectable authors. Designed to help collectors browse famous writers on a book-by-book basis, these pages profile a series of major names and lists their books. Collectable copies, including first editions, rare editions and signed copies are made easy to find, as well as those all important early books that often have limited print runs. You will find books that made literary history alongside tomes fading into obscurity. From the adventures of Jules Verne to the Gonzo journalism of Hunter S. Thompson, immerse yourself in the works of these collectable authors.
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(1931 - )
Toni Morrison is an American author and professor. She was born Chloe Wofford in 1931 in Ohio, the second child in a black, working class family, and began reading avidly young, favoring authors like Jane Austen and Leo Tolstoy...
(1903 - 1950)
Born Eric Arthur Blair, George Orwell occupies a special place in 20th century literature for his dystopian, satirical contributions to literature and language. When searching for a pseudonym...
(1828 - 1905)
It’s almost impossible to know where to start. Jules Verne wrote so many books and there were thousands of translations on top of his French language editions. You could drop $45,000 on...
(1897 - 1962)
William Faulkner was born William Cuthbert Falkner in 1897 in Mississippi and remained true to the old south all his life, always returning to Mississippi after stints and travels around the world. During...
(1922 - 2007)
Kurt Vonnegut was one of the best loved American authors of his generation, even having an asteroid named after him. The author's most celebrated novels are...
(1932 - 1963)
Sylvia Plath was an American poet and author. Born in 1932 in Massachusetts, she did very well in school, achieving top marks and winning awards. She was sensitive and studious even...
(1908 - 1964)
Fleming. Ian Fleming. Doesn't have quite the same ring to it as the more famous Bond. James Bond. Nevertheless, the creator of the charming rogue spy was English author and journalist...
(1920 - )
When you ask a stranger about Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 will be the first thing to pass their lips nine times out of 10. Themes from Bradbury's dystopian book-burning novel are as relevant today...
(1924 - 1984)
Some people are just born to be writers. Truman Capote was born in New Orleans to a salesman and a 16-year-old beauty pageant queen. He could read when he was five, and would often...
(1935 - 2001)
Kenneth Elton Kesey was an American author born in 1935, in Colorado, to dairy farming parents. His family moved to Oregon when he was 11, and Kesey spent his adolescence and early adulthood there. His keen...
(1955 - )
The literary reputation of Colm Tóibín, born in Ireland’s County Wexford in 1955, just keeps growing and growing. He worked as a journalist in the 1980s and became...
Robert Louis Stevenson
(1850 - 1894)
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) was a Scottish writer of tremendous skill. He was unparalleled as a storyteller, masterfully crafting exotic tales of adventure impossible to put down...
(1937 - 2005)
Canadian-born Saul Bellow was one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. He was born Solomon Bello in Quebec, in 1915, to Russian immigrant parents, and raised...
(1892 - 1973)
Few authors have accomplished the creation of a fictional world so effectively as J.R.R. Tolkien with his Middle-earth books. Comprising The Lord of the Rings trilogy (The Fellowship...
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