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Fiction books are books that fall into no particular category. They refuse to be categorised because they are diverse in their subjects, varied in their scope and deal with a multitude of issues that a book in a specific category may not do. They are also aimed at a far wider audience than a genre book

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Fiction Books by Authors with Surnames beginning with A

Peter Ackroyd

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Peter Ackroyd is a biographer, a poet, a historian and a novelist.
Ackroyd was born on October 5, 1949 in East Acton, London, United Kingdom.
Picture of  The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein book cover Among his subjects are William Shakespeare, Thomas More and Edgar Allan Poe.
His novels tend to lean to the darker side as in Hawksmoor, which won the Whitbread Prize in 1985.
Similiar, but possibly a bit darker is The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein, a remake of the Mary Shelley novel, Frankenstein.

Cecelia Ahern

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Cecelia Ahern was born in Dublin in September 1981. She is the daughter of former Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern. Picture of  P.S. I Love You book cover She has published 10 Novels and books of short stories. P.S.I Love You, her debut novel, was top bestseller in Ireland, the UK, USA, Germany and the Netherlands and sold in forty countries. While all this was going on she managed to fit in having two children, Robin, a girl in December 2009, and Sonny, a boy, in July 2012. Cecelia is currently working on production projects, such as adaptations to film of her more recent books, such as Where Rainbows End

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Fiction Books by Authors with Surnames beginning with B

Richard Bach

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Richard Bach was born on June 23, 1936 in Illinois, USA. Bach has chosen flight as a recurrent theme to his books. Flight is featured in one way or another in all his books. It has been his life as he served in the New Jersey Air National Guard. He was a technical writer for Douglas Aircraft and wrote articles for Aircraft. The Bridge Across Forever and One are connected in that they are both concerned with soulmates. Both books deal with the relationship between Bach and his wife of the time, Leslie Parrish.

John Banville

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John Banville also uses the psuedonym Benjamin Black Banville was born in Wexford, Ireland, in 1945. His book, The Book of Evidence was shortlisted for the 1989 Booker Prize. The Sea won the Booker Prize in 2005. Doctor Copernicus is the first book in the Revolutions Trilogy.

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Fiction Books by Authors with Surnames beginning with C

Truman Capote

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Truman Capote was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA on September 30, 1924. Capote dies on August 25, 1984 in Bel Air, Los Angeles, California, USA. Capote labelled his book, In Cold Blood, 'NonFiction Novel'. After teaching himself to read and write before his first year in school he prepared for his career in acting. He would also write in his youth and made his break with short stories in the form of 'Miriam' His other big book was Breakfast at Tiffany's which was a great success. Truman was a friend of Harper Lee, who helped him in his efforts to complete In Cold Blood. Answered Prayers in a later novel in which Capote has based his chracters on himself and his acquaintances.

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Fiction Books by Authors with Surnames beginning with D

Sophie Dahl

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Sophie Dahl was born on September 15, 1977. She is a novelist and former model. She is also the grand-daughter of Roald Dahl. Sophie Dahl has written cookbooks and a children's book. She has also presented television series on BBC2 which she wrote herself. Playing With the Grown-Ups is her first novel.

Fiction Books by Authors with Surnames beginning with D

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Fiction Books by Authors with Surnames beginning with E

Umberto Eco

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Umberto Eco was born in Alassandria, Italy on January 5, 1932 and died in Milan, Italy on February 19, 2016. Umberto Eco was an Italian novelist who found fame with his novel The Name of the Rose. Umberto Eco was not a one hit wonder as he followed this up with masterpieces such as Foulcoult's Pendulum, and Baudolino. Eco was also a university professor. Apart from his fiction, Umberto Eco was very interested in semiotics and linguistics and published and coauthored several books on them..

Fiction Books by Authors with Surnames beginning with E

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Fiction Books by Authors with Surnames beginning with F

Duncan Fallowell

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Duncan Fallowell was born on September 26, 1948 in London, England. Fallowell writes novels, travel books and is also a critic, writing for the Specator. Satyrday is Fallowell's first novel. This was followed up by The Underbelly. Travel books by Fallowell include To Noto, (South of France), One Hot Summer in St Petersburg (Russia) and Going As Far As I Can (New Zealand).

Fiction Books by Authors with Surnames beginning with F

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Fiction Books by Authors with Surnames beginning with G

David Guterson

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David Guterson was born on May 4, 1956. Guterson is an author of novels, short stories and plays. He is also a journalist and an essayist. His most well known work is Snow Falling on Cedars Guterson was a teacher for ten years. During this tme he was successful in getting stories published in small magazines. It was his third novel, Snow Falling on Cedars whichbrought him success on an International stage, selling more than four million copies.

Fiction Books by Authors with Surnames beginning with H

Mark Haddon

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Mark Haddon was born on September 26, 1962 in Northampton, England. Haddon is a novelist and a poet. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is the most well known of Mark Haddon's novels.

Fiction Books by Authors with Surnames beginning with H

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Fiction Books by Authors with Surnames beginning with I

Kazuo Ishiguro

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Kazuo Ishiguro was born in Nagasaki, Japan on November 8, 1954. Kazuo Ishiguro is an writer of novels and short stories and also a screenwriter and a musician. Never Let Me Go is one of his novels.

Fiction Books by Authors with Surnames beginning with I

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Fiction Books by Authors with Surnames beginning with J

Tama Janowitz

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Tama Janowitz is an American novelist and a writer of short stories. Tama was born on April 12, 1956 in San Francisco, California, United States. A Cannibal in Manhattan is her best known work.

Fiction Books by Authors with Surnames beginning with J

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Fiction Books by Authors with Surnames beginning with K

Ken Kesey

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Ken Kesey was born on September 17, 1935 in Colorado, USA and died in Oregon on November 10, 2001. Kesey was an American novelist mostly known for his novel One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest which was made into a film starring Jack Nicholas. Sometimes a Great Notion is his second novel.

Fiction Books by Authors with Surnames beginning with K

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Fiction Books by Authors with Surnames beginning with L

Jim Lynch

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Jim Lynch was born in Seattle, Washington, USA on November 03, 1961. Lynch earned degrees in English and Communications from the University of Washington and he went on to report for several newspapers in the area. The Highest Tide is his first novel received the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award in 2006 as well as featuring on the Richard and Judy Book Club in the UK.

Fiction Books by Authors with Surnames beginning with L

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Fiction Books by Authors with Surnames beginning with M

Timothy Mo

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Timothy Mo was born in Hong Kong on December 30, 1950 and lived there until he was ten years old. Mo was educated in the University of Oxford and became a journalst for the Times Literary Supplement.
Timothy Mo self-published Brownout on Breadfruit Boulevard in 1995.

Fiction Books by Authors with Surnames beginning with M

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Fiction Books by Authors with Surnames beginning with N

Fiction Books by Authors with Surnames beginning with N
There are currently no authors of fiction books listed with a surname starting with the letter N.

Fiction Books by Authors with Surnames beginning with O

Ben Okri

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Ben Okri is a Nigerian poet and novelist who was born on March 15, 1959 in Minna, Nigeria. The Man Booker Prize Best Novel winner (1991) : The Famished Road

Fiction Books by Authors with Surnames beginning with O

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Fiction Books by Authors with Surnames beginning with P

Tim Parks

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Tim Parks was born in Manchester, England on December 19, 1954. Parks is an author of fiction and non fiction. His novel Europa was nominated for the Man Booker Prize in 1997. Parks currently lives in Verona, Italy. Tongues of Flame was his debut novel, published in 1985.

Fiction Books by Authors with Surnames beginning with P

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Fiction Books by Authors with Surnames beginning with Q

Fiction Books by Authors with Surnames beginning with Q

There are currently no authors of fiction books listed with a surname starting with the letter Q.

Fiction Books by Authors with Surnames beginning with R

Norman Rush

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Norman Rush is an American novelist who writes about Botswania in his novels and short stories. Rush was born on October 24, 1933 in San Francisco, California, USA. He won the U.S. National Book Award and the 1992 Irish Times/Aer Lingus International Fiction Prize for his novel Mating.

Fiction Books by Authors with Surnames beginning with R

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Fiction Books by Authors with Surnames beginning with S

Alice Sebold

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Alice Sebold was born on September 6, 1963 in Madison, Wisconsin in the United States of America. Alice Sebold has written about her rape and the profound it has had on her and those around her.
She publishd a fictionalised story of rape in The Lovely Bones in 2002. It wasn't until 2007 that her true story Lucky was published, even though Alice was writing it from the age of 10.

Fiction Books by Authors with Surnames beginning with S

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Fiction Books by Authors with Surnames beginning with T

Donna Tartt

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Donna Tartt is an American author of widely acclaimed novels.
She won the WH Smith Literary Award for The Little Friend in 2003 and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for The Goldfinch in 2014.

Fiction Books by Authors with Surnames beginning with T

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Fiction Books by Authors with Surnames beginning with U

Peter Ustinov.

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Peter Ustinov was born on April 15, 1921. Ustinov was many things. He had many talents and he was not afraid of showing them. Ustinov was an actor, film maker, stage designer, screenwriter, comedien, showman etc. etc. Ustinov wrote novels, short stories and plays. Ustinox was an Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF and UNICEF Exwcutive Director Carol Bellamy spoke at his funeral. Monsieur Rene is one of Ustinov's later novels about a man discovering new abilities in his later years.

Fiction Books by Authors with Surnames beginning with U

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Fiction Books by Authors with Surnames beginning with V

M G Vassanji

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M G Vassanji is an author of novels and short stories. M G Vassanji was born on May 30, 1950 in Nairobi, Kenya. In June 2015, M G Vassanji was awarded the Canada Council Molson Prize for the Arts. The Assassin's Song is a tale of India.

Fiction Books by Authors with Surnames beginning with V

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Fiction Books by Authors with Surnames beginning with W

Patrick White

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Patrick White was born in Knightsbridge, London, on May 28, 1912,but moved to Australia with his family when was six months old. White was the first Australian to win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1973. He has also a recipient of the Miles Franklin Award. Patrick White died on September 30, 1990 in Sydney, Australia. A Fringe of Leaves is a novel from 1976.

Fiction Books by Authors with Surnames beginning with W

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Fiction Books by Authors with Surnames beginning with X

Fiction Books by Authors with Surnames beginning with X

There are currently no authors of fiction books listed with a surname starting with the letter X.

Fiction Books by Authors with Surnames beginning with Y

Richard Yates

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Richard Yates was born on February 3, 1926 in New York, USA, and died on November 7, 1992 in Birmingham, Alabama, USA, Yates was an American novelist and short story writer who wrote about the middle of the 20th century. Yates's home life was not a happy one. His parents divorced when he was three and so he moved around a lot. He left school and joined the army, and spent time in France and Germany during the WW2.ates was an after returning to the US, Richard took to journalism and writing for politicians and corporations. the most notably for Attorney General Robert Kennedy. His big break came with the publication of Revolutionary Road in 1961.

Fiction Books by Authors with Surnames beginning with Y

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Fiction Books by Authors with Surnames beginning with Z

Carlos Ruiz Zafon

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Carlos Ruiz Zafon is a Spanish author of books for adults and young adults. Carlos was born in Barcelona on September 25, 1974. He has written four books for young adults. He has also completed a series of four books for adults, "The Cemetary of Forgotten Books", of which The Angel's Game is the second part.

Fiction Books by Authors with Surnames beginning with Z

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