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Stephen King 

Stephen King is the well-known contemporary author of horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy. His books have sold more than 350 million copies. Most of his books are full-length novels, but he has also published novellas and ten collections of short stories. He has written two nonfiction books.  Many of his books and short stories…

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Erasmus

  Erasmus or Erasmus of Rotterdam (1466-1536), was a Dutch Renaissance humanist, Catholic priest, social critic, and theologian. He was a leader of the then-dawning Age of Enlightenment. His books were in two fields: theology and practical living, what we call self-help books today. In the 1530s, his books constituted 20 % of all the books sold…

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Sholem Asch

Sholem Asch (1880-1957) was a Polish-Jewish novelist, dramatist, and essayist in the Yiddish language. He wrote 35 books, some of which were turned into plays. Most dealt with the Jewish experience of faith and life. His son was Moses "Moe" Asch, the legendary founder of Folkways Records (now owned by the Smithsonian Institution), which made a…

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Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway, one of America’s greatest writers. He’s best known for The Sun Also Rises, For Whom the Bell Tolls, The Old Man and the Sea and The Snows of Kilimanjaro. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1953 and the Nobel Prize for fiction in 1954.

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D.L. Hughes

D.L. Hughes is an author, editor and educator. He has written 22 books so far, including seven on various aspects of the writing and publishing enterprise. He covered stories as a journalist in 31 countries. He teaches online writing courses and owns VelocityWriting.com.

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Salvador Dali

  Salvador Dalí (1904-1989) was a notable Spanish surrealist artist born in Figueres,  Spain. Dalí employed symbolism in his work. His painting, "The Persistence of Memory" which is composed of melting clocks and other objects, is a well-known example of his work. He also wrote plays and a novel, Hidden Faces.