famous, well-known

Her ambition was to become a published author.


the anonymous author of this pamphlet


Primarily a children's author, she has also written books for adults.

contributing, joint (esp. BrE)

He is a contributing author to many school textbooks.

lead, senior (esp. AmE)

the lead author of the report


Stephen King is an author I've never read.

cite, quote
write (sth)

The author was writing in the 17th century.

argue sth, conclude sth, note sth, suggest sth

The study's authors conclude that there is insufficient evidence to justify the policy.

Author is used with these nouns as the object: ↑article, ↑book, ↑paper

Collocations dictionary. 2013.


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