An author is broadly defined as "the person who originated or gave existence to anything" and whose authorship determines responsibility for what was created.
Narrowly defined, an author is the originator of any written work.
Other articles related to "author":
... Leslie Bibb, Hollywood actress and former model Paula Broadwell, a bestselling author and extramarital partner of David Petraeus ... Dunham, animator, television producer Alec Brownstein, author, director, creator of The Google Job Experiment John Hoeven, 31st Governor of North Dakota, born in Bismarck on March 13, 1957 Clay Jenkinson ...
... David Gelernter, Yale University professor, noted author, painter and computer scientist Boone Guyton, businessman, author and WWII test pilot who flew the F4U Corsair and Vought V-173 John Hollander ...
... A standard contract for an author will usually include provision for payment in the form of an advance and royalties ... An author's contract may specify, for example, that they will earn 10% of the retail price of each book sold ... An author's book must earn out their advance before any further royalties are paid ...
... Topol is also an illustrator, responsible for drawings in several books, including A Treasury of Jewish humour. ...
... Jansson is principally known as the author of the Moomin books – stories for children that involve Jansson's creations, the Moomins ...
Famous quotes containing the word author:
“The more gifted and talkative ones characters are, the greater the chances of their resembling the author in tone or tint of mind.”
—Vladimir Nabokov (18991977)
“He writes free verse, Im told, and he is thought
To be the author of the Seven Freedoms:
Free Will, Trade, Verse, Thought, Love, Speech, Coinage.”
—Robert Frost (18741963)
“What I like in a good author isnt what he says, but what he whispers.”
—Logan Pearsall Smith (18651946)