Authors

American Masters has profiled some of the country's greatest authors, including novelists, playwrights, and poets.

Video thumbnail: American Masters Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir

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Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir

The story of the author of the “The Joy Luck Club.”

Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir

Video thumbnail: American Masters Oliver Sacks: His Own Life

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Oliver Sacks: His Own Life

Explore the life and work of the legendary neurologist and storyteller.

Oliver Sacks: His Own Life

Video thumbnail: American Masters Laura Ingalls Wilder: Prairie to Page

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Laura Ingalls Wilder: Prairie to Page

An unvarnished look at the unlikely “Little House” series author.

Laura Ingalls Wilder: Prairie to Page

Video thumbnail: American Masters N. Scott Momaday: Words From a Bear

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N. Scott Momaday: Words From a Bear

Delve into the enigmatic life of Pulitzer Prize-winning author and poet N. Scott Momaday

N. Scott Momaday: Words From a Bear

Video thumbnail: American Masters Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin

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Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin

Explore the legacy of the feminist author who transformed U.S. literature with her science

Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin

Video thumbnail: American Masters Margaret Mitchell: American Rebel

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Margaret Mitchell: American Rebel

Explore the Pulitzer Prize-winning woman behind classic novel Gone With the Wind

Margaret Mitchell: American Rebel

Video thumbnail: American Masters Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart

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Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart

Explore the life of activist and playwright Lorraine Hansberry.

Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart

Video thumbnail: American Masters Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive

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Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive

See a new side of innovative writer Edgar Allan Poe, best known for Gothic horror tales.

Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive

Video thumbnail: American Masters Philip Roth: Unmasked

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Philip Roth: Unmasked

Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning novelist Philip Roth

Philip Roth: Unmasked