We are avid bookworms here at World of Books, and many of us are setting our reading goals quite high this year. Many fantastic books hit our shelves last year, discovering new authors, up and coming authors or even the next in a series got us rather excited here at World of Books. We have compiled a list of some cracking books that will be hitting our shelves and TBR piles in 2019.
We are celebrating those new and old American authors that we love at World of Books. You will find a list of 50 fantastic authors that were all born in the land of the free and have produced some fantastic pieces of literature that stand the test of time. Find out our top 50 American authors below.
By Rebecca Reed
Here at World of Books, we appreciate the truly magnificent classic writers of times gone by. The one that remains a significant part of English history and world literature is the playwright, William Shakespeare.
By Sarah Kneath
I was around 13 years old when I first read Pride and Prejudice. I remember feeling ever so grown up as it was probably the first classic novel I had ever read.
Annie Murray, an only child, was born in Wallingford in Berkshire, above an antique shop (many objects Annie saw there have since found their way into her books). Annie writes, “I wrote my first ‘book’ when I was seven, on the office typewriter downstairs”.
Bernard Cornwell (OBE) was born in London on 23rd February 1944. At a young age, Bernard was adopted by the Wiggins family from Essex, who were members of the strictly pacifist religious sect- Peculiar People. In his youth he attended Monkton Combe School, and, at a later age Bernard left his adoptive family and attended a London University, graduating in 1966. It was at this time that he changed his surname to his mother’s maiden name – Cornwell.