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Some authors may have official websites available that have information on their books, interviews, as well as biographies about them. Here is a list of official websites available for some of the authors read in REA091.
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Author Research Ideas
Researching the author of a book can provide a lot of interesting information for the reader, and may help the reader to understand an authors purpose for writing. As part of your research for your book, you will be required to find background information about your author. Background information may include
Facts about his/her life, including where he or she was born and raised, upbringing, careers, and education
Crucial life events or experiences that may influence writing
Issues that may be important to the author
Your instructor may require that you find a minimum number of sources about your author. Sources may include biographies or interviews. Your instructor may also allow you to use websites. Check with your instructor to verify how many sources you will need for your assignment.