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Alex contains articles about 5694 authors. 880 of these are translated into English. has been a main database resource in Swedish schools and libraries for 20 years.




Alex Dictionary of Authors

The Alex Dictionary of Authors contains information about fiction authors from around the world

The dictionary contains all kinds of fiction authors, including classical writers, Nobel Prize winners, contemporary popular writers, children's book writers etc.


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Doyle, Arthur Conan
1859 - 1930

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a Scottish writer of Irish descent born in Edinburgh to a devoutly Catholic family, although Conan Doyle ceased to practice his religion at an early age. His father, Charles Doyle, was a public servant, painter and illustrator. Doyle was educated at a number of Jesuit...

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