Author Links: Bedford/St. Martins “With biographies and carefully chosen, annotated links for over 700 writers, AuthorLinks directs you to the best Web sources for research about authors and their work.”
BBC Poetry: A-Z of Poets Created by the BBC this site lists brief biographies of poets with select poems.
Biographies by Author This site provides biographies of famous men and women from around the world. Use the “Literature” link to search for authors.
Biography.com While this site, from the A&E Television Network, features biographies of celebrities, you can also run searches for authors and playwrights by using the search box or looking under the category “Groups.”
Collective Biographies of Women, Alison Booth, University of Virginia “Rediscover thousands of women of all kinds and eras. Retrieve books rich in varied names, portraits, and stories, from the famous to the obscure … Collective Biographies of Women is a project of Alison Booth, Professor, Department of English of the University of Virginia and Associate Fellow, Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities.”
LitWeb – Your Source for Author Biographies and Bibliographies “Welcome to Litweb, where you can find over 500 author biographies of some of the most important writers in history. You can also view selected bibliographies, and the winners, past and present, of the top literary prizes since they began. We are always adding author biographies and we are open to suggestions. We hope that you enjoy our author selection, their biographies, and the lists of works.”
Poetry Foundation “The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, is an independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture. It exists to discover and celebrate the best poetry and to place it before the largest possible audience.” Click “Poems and Poets” to access author biographical information and works.
Poets, Poets.org “Poets.org currently features biographies of more than 500 poets, with new pages being added all the time.”
Voice of the Shuttle – English Literature An extensive list of English Literary resources compiled by Dr. Alan Liu of the University of California, Santa Barbara. The Voice of the Shuttle is a comprehensive web resource involving many different fields of study. Type the author’s name in the search box to access biographical information.