Who writes like who?

Have you read all the books by your favourite author? Would you like to discover another author similar to your favourite?

 Joondalup Library has a database called “Who Writes Like Who?” which tells you authors similar to your favourite. It’s a great idea, and has some good suggestions; but it is not yet comprehensive. Let’s hope it grows!

When I tried it, I got results for:
– Peter Carey
– John Grisham
– James Joyce

I didn’t get results for:
– Dan Brown (!)
– Helen Fielding
– Ian McEwan
– John Updike
–  Tim Winton

Another resource to try is the old fashioned book version – Who else writes like? – your public library probably has a copy behind its reference desk, and it is quite comprehensive.

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