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Modern Literature Collection Authors

A guide to the Modern Literature Collection's most prominent authors and collections, with related resources.


The letters, notebooks, drafts and other archival material of writers can provide invaluable insight into the creative process behind literary masterpieces. To help students and other researchers discover these materials, we have compiled introductions to many of the poets, playwrights, fiction writers and nonfiction writers (or in some cases, a combination thereof) for whom we hold major archival collections, and/or significant holdings. 

This is by no means a complete list of authors in our collections. See the Manuscripts / Modern Literature Collection LibGuide and website to learn more and to browse and search for more names.