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.

Narrowly defined, an author is the originator of any written work.

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    After an author has been dead for some time, it becomes increasingly difficult for his publishers to get a new book out of him each year.
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    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

    The sensible author writes for no other posterity than his own—that is, for his age—so as to be able even then to take pleasure in himself.
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