In Literature Resources from Gale students and researchers will discover biographical coverage of authors and their works from all genres and all time periods from around the world.

Users will find biographical information on:
  • More than 130,000 author biographies from award winning titles like Contemporary Authors, Dictionary of Literary Biography and Contemporary Literary Criticism - providing biographical and bibliographic coverage of authors across time - from past to present
  • 20,000 international author biographies
  • More than 7,000 author interviews
  • More than 3,000 author images
  • More than 3,000 new biographies added each year from Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Authors New Revisions, Dictionary of Literary Biography and Contemporary Literary Criticism

    Users will find 20,000 biographies of authors from across the globe. The table below provides a glimpse of Literature Resource Center's truly international coverage.


Angela Carter
Naguib Mahfouz
Marguerite Duras
Gunther Grass
James Joyce
Aharon Appelfeld
Ted Hughes
Youssef Chahine
Michel Houellebecq
Herman Hesse
Edna O'Brien
Amos Oz
Harold Pinter
Nadav Safran
Francoise Sagan
W.G. Sebald
Colm Toibin
A.B. Yehoshua


Italo Calvino
Miguel de Cervantes
Selma Lagerlof
Hanan al-Shaykh
J.M Coetzee
Elif Shafak
Umberto Eco
Angela FigueraHenning Mankell
Kahlil Gibran
Athol Fugard
Nazim Hikmet
Oriana Fallaci
Frederico Garcia Lorca August Strindberg
Aamin Maalouf
Nadine GordimerOrhan Pamuk

In the Literature Resources from Gale environment users can cross-search thousands of Gale's biographies with full-text literary works, criticism and reviews to deepen their understanding of the work.

Gale Literary Sources provides workflow tools and features that are brand new to your Gale Literature Collections – term clusters, search assist functionality, mobile compatibility, interface translation, along with an easier and more dynamic search.