What is author?

  • (verb): Be the author of.
    Example: "She authored this play"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Author

An author is broadly defined as "the person who originated or gave existence to anything" and whose authorship determines responsibility for what was created.

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Chaim Topol - Author
... Topol is also an illustrator, responsible for drawings in several books, including A Treasury of Jewish humour. ...
Woodbridge, Connecticut - Notable People
... Yale University professor, noted author, painter and computer scientist Boone Guyton, businessman, author and WWII test pilot who flew the F4U Corsair and Vought V-173 John Hollander, poet and ...
Tove Jansson - Work - Author
... Jansson is principally known as the author of the Moomin books – stories for children that involve Jansson's creations, the Moomins ...
Author - Compensation
... A standard contract for an author will usually include provision for payment in the form of an advance and royalties ... An author's contract may specify, for example, that they will earn 10% of the retail price of each book sold ... An author's book must earn out their advance before any further royalties are paid ...
Bismarck, North Dakota - Notable People
... Bibb, Hollywood actress and former model Paula Broadwell, a bestselling author and extramarital partner of David Petraeus ... television producer Alec Brownstein, author, director, creator of The Google Job Experiment John Hoeven, 31st Governor of North Dakota, born in Bismarck on March 13 ...

More definitions of "author":

  • (noun): Someone who originates or causes or initiates something.
    Synonyms: generator, source
  • (noun): Writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay).
    Synonyms: writer

Famous quotes containing the word author:

    An author must be nothing if he do not love truth; a barrister must be nothing if he do.
    Anthony Trollope (1815–1882)

    He writes free verse, I’m told, and he is thought
    To be the author of the Seven Freedoms:
    Free Will, Trade, Verse, Thought, Love, Speech, Coinage.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)