An author is a person who writes a book, article, or other written work. An author may also be referred to as a writer. Authors can write in a variety of genres, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and others. They may write for a variety of audiences, such as children, adults, or experts in a particular field.
Authors may write for different purposes, such as to inform, entertain, persuade, or express their own personal experiences or views. They may also write to share their knowledge or expertise on a particular subject. In addition to writing, authors may also be involved in the process of editing, revising, and publishing their work.