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Contemporary Authors

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Biographical coverage of more than 100,000 writers, entries on contemporary authors.  
All Branch LibrariesSchomburg Center for Research in Black CultureStephen A. Schwarzman BuildingThe New York Public Library for the Performing ArtsThomas Yoseloff Business Center
Biography, Language and Literature, History
Part of Literature Resource Center, this resource also contains more than 10,000 biocritical essays on authors and their works written by academic scholars.