author - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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  1. 1
    someone who writes books, articles etc, especially as their job

    Nobel Prize winning author, Alexander Solzhenitsyn

    1. a.
      the person who writes a particular document or other piece of writing

      the author of the report

  2. 2
    formal the person who is responsible for something

    Wray was the author of his own misfortune.