Who Else Writes Like...?

Look up a favourite author and get suggestions for other fiction authors who write in a similar style or genre.

Q: Did you like Steig Larsson's Girl with the Dragon Tattoo?
A: Then you might also like Jussi Adler-Olsen, Tana French, Sara Paretsky and Minette Walters.

Who Else Writes Like… is the online version of the book that was first published in 1993. It is designed to help fiction readers who have read all the books by their favourite authors and are seeking new names to try. Of course, no author writes exactly like another, but the selection of alternatives provided should help to narrow the choices from the hundreds of titles available.

The basis for the initial selection of authors continues to be those who are the most borrowed. These are supplemented with names suggested by a small team of volunteer advisors based in libraries in different parts of the United Kingdom and also in Australia. As a general rule the author should have had three novels published; only in the exceptional circumstance of a first novel becoming a prize winner or an outstanding publishing success would such an author be included. There are over 2,000 entries which will be extended in this online edition with regular updates.