Authors

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

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Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind 'Little Women'

The first film biography about the celebrated author, Louis May Alcott.

Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind 'Little Women'

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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

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Philip Roth: Unmasked

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

Philip Roth: Unmasked

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Harper Lee: American Masters

Explore the mysterious life of Harper Lee, the author of To Kill a Mockingbird

Harper Lee: American Masters

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Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

Dr. Maya Angelou was a singer, dancer, activist, poet and writer who inspired generations.

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

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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

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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

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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

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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