Useful Link: Arts & Humanities: Authors

  • Author Biographies from
    An "index of indexes." This guide to literary authors provides links to author biographies, bibliographic information, criticism, timelines, images, and more.
  • Author Interviews by Don Swaim
    Don Swaim's long-running radio show Book Beat featured author interviews that have been carefully archived here. Listen in RealAudio to these classic, behind-the-scene conversations with some of the best authors in the English language.
  • Booknotes
    This online archive of C-SPAN's author interview program, Booknotes, contains 800 non-fiction authors discussing their books, their research, and their lives. Great for students, teachers, and researchers as it provides both searchable video as well as written transcripts.
  • Folger Shakespeare Library
    The D.C.-based Folger Shakespeare Library, the world's largest and finest collection of Shakespeare materials, provides numerous ways for children, students, teachers, and actors to learn more about the playwright at this fantastic treasure trove of Bard information. Hamnet, Folger's web-based library catalog, is also available.
  • PAL Perspectives in American Literature
    A fully searchable site created and maintained by Cal State English professor Paul P. Reuben, this guide to nearly 450 authors supplies bibliographies including both primary works and secondary sources.
  • Shakespeare Resource Center
    Links to Shakespeare's language, biography, works, theatre companies, etc. will aid the user in online Shakepeare research. Histories of the Globe Theatre and Elizabethan England are also helpful.