20 Authors for Literature Students and Enthusiasts to Follow on Twitter

Published Apr 06, 2010

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A growing number of authors are turning to Twitter to engage fans in discussions on reading and writing literature. This list offers an eclectic selection of authors for book lovers to follow on Twitter.

Warren Adler


Warren Adler is the author of more than 30 books, including The War of the Roses and Random Hearts. He has also written several short stories and plays. Adler tweets about reading, writing, literature events and more.

Tasha Alexander

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Known for creating rich and compelling characters in antique settings, Tasha Alexander has authored several well-received historical novels, including Elizabeth: The Golden Age. Alexander tweets about her writing life.

Toni Andrews

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Specializing in paranormal romance, novelist and TV producer Toni Andrews is the author of the popular 'Mercy' series of books. She tweets about her writing life and the writing process.

Elise Blackwell

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Elise Blackwell is a creative writing teacher and the author of three critically acclaimed novels: Hunger, The Unnatural History of Cypress Parish and Grub. Her fourth novel, An Unfinished Score, will be published in 2010. Blackwell tweets frequently about literature and writing.

Charlie Brooker

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Charlie Brooker is a well-known British comedy writer and TV personality. His books include Dawn of the Dumb: Dispatches from the Idiotic Frontline, Screen Burn and The Hell of It All. Brooker tweets about reading and writing among other things.

Meg Cabot

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New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot has written over twenty-five series and books for both adults and tweens/teens. She tweets frequently about writing, her daily life and popular culture.

Paulo Coelho

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International bestselling author Paulo Coelho has written more than 25 books that have been translated into nearly 70 different languages. He tweets about his writing and daily life.

Cory Doctorow

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Cory Doctorow is a Canadian journalist and award-winning science fiction writer. His first book, Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, was the first novel to be released under a Creative Commons License. Doctorow tweets on writing and other related topics.

Joseph Finder

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Bestselling thriller writer Joseph Finder has written several award-winning novels, including Killer Instinct and Company Man. Another of his books, High Crimes was turned into a movie starring Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman. Finder tweets frequently about his daily life as well as literature and writing.

Neil Gaiman

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Bestselling author Neil Gaiman writes books for readers of all ages. Some of his more popular works include American Gods, Neverwhere, The Graveyard Book, Coraline and The Sandman comic book series. Gaiman tweets about his life as a writer.

Laurell K. Hamilton

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Laurell K. Hamilton is the author of the wildly popular 'Anita Blake' series as well as the 'Merry Gentry' series of novels. She tweets about her books, characters and daily writing life.

Charlotte Hughes

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Charlotte Hughes has written more than 40 books, but is probably best known as a comedy writer. Her books include the bestselling Nutcase and What Looks Like Crazy. She tweets about writing, literature and daily life.

Holly Lisle

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Holly Lisle has published more than 30 novels as well as several non-fiction books for writers. She concentrates mainly on fantasy writing, but has also penned a few science fiction and paranormal romance novels. Lisle tweets frequently about the writing process.

Richelle Mead

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Urban fantasy author Richelle Mead is best known for her 'Vampire Academy' series of novels for young adults, but she has also written several other well-received series for adults. Mead tweets about writing and literature events and her life as a writer.

Susan Orlean

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Freelance writer and author Susan Orlean contributes regularly to national publications and has also written several books, including the New York Times bestseller The Orchid Thief. She tweets about daily life as a writer.

Sarah Prout

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Award-winning author and publisher Sarah Prout writes empowering books for entrepreneurs. She tweets frequently on literature and the publishing business among other things.

James Rollins

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James Rollins has written at least one book per year since 1999. His bestselling works include the Sigma Force thrillers (Sandstorm, Map of Bones, Black Order, The Judas Strain and The Last Oracle) and the movie novelization of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Rollins tweets about his writing life.

Tom Upton

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Author Tom Upton has written several books, including the well-received Just Plain Weird. He tweets about books and writing.

Anne Whitfield

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Australian author Anne Whitfield writes historical fiction, modern romance novels and short stories. She tweets frequently about reading, the writing process and her writing life.

Allison Winn Scotch

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Allison Winn Scotch has written two novels to date: Time of My Life and The Department of Lost and Found. Her third will be published in the fall of 2010. She typically tweets about reading, writing and her daily life.

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