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Salinger, J. D.

(Encyclopedia) Salinger, J. D. (Jerome David Salinger)s?l?nj?r, 1919?2010, American novelist and short-story writer, b. New York City. His considerable literary stature rests on a small but?

McClatchy, J. D.

(Encyclopedia) McClatchy, J. D. (Joseph Donald McClatchy, Jr.), 1945?2018, American poet, b. Bryn Mawr, Pa., B.A. Georgetown Univ., 1967, Ph.D. Yale, 1974. His first collection of poems, Scenes from?

Lawrence, D. H.

(Encyclopedia) Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert Lawrence), 1885?1930, English author, one of the primary shapers of 20th-century fiction. Life The son of a Nottingham coal miner, Lawrence was a?

Coetzee, J. M.

(Encyclopedia) Coetzee, J. M. (John Maxwell Coetzee)kts?, 1940?, South African novelist, b. John Michael Coetzee. Educated at the Univ. of Cape Town (M.A. 1963) and the Univ. of Texas (Ph.D. 1969?

Ballard, J. G.

(Encyclopedia) Ballard, J. G. (James Graham Ballard)b?l?rd, 1930?2009, English writer, mainly of dystopian science fiction. Born to English parents in Shanghai, he was torn from his affluent?

Perelman, S. J.

(Encyclopedia) Perelman, S. J. (Sidney Joseph Perelman)p?r?lm?n, 1904?79, American comic writer, b. Brooklyn, N.Y. He entered the magazine world as a cartoonist for a New York weekly, soon turning?

Priestley, J. B.

(Encyclopedia) Priestley, J. B. (John Boynton Priestley), 1894?1984, English author. An extraordinarily prolific writer, Priestley worked in a variety of genres. He first wrote literary criticism as?

Hoover, J. Edgar

(Encyclopedia) Hoover, J. Edgar (John Edgar Hoover), 1895?1972, American administrator, director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), b. Washington, D.C. Shortly after he was admitted to the?

Barrie, J. M.

(Encyclopedia) Barrie, J. M. (Sir James Matthew Barrie)br?, 1860?1937, Scottish playwright and novelist. He is best remembered for his play Peter Pan (1904), a supernatural fantasy about a boy who?

Rowling, J. K.

(Encyclopedia) Rowling, J. K. (Joanne Kathleen Rowling)r?libreve;ing, 1965?, English author known for her popular children's books. While unemployed she completed Harry Potter and the?