- a person who writes novels.
Origin of novelist
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Examples from the Web for novelist
“You have to be slightly innocent to be a novelist,” Martin Amis has observed.
Mailer would argue, for example, that timidity does more harm to the novelist than donning a mask of extreme self-confidence.
She is a novelist and former journalist who has reported from Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Russia.Drawing on the Memories of Syrian Women
November 26, 2014
Neither the novelist nor the novel could ever get away with it.Compliments Are Nice, but Enough With the Cormac McCarthy Comparisons
October 21, 2014
“Novelist and not writer and even less a man of letters,” Georges Simenon said of a title he well deserved.Nobel Prize Winner Modiano’s Magical Musical Prose About Paris
October 14, 2014
Your novelist is a poor creature, as Carlyle might say—a mere reporter.The Devil's Dictionary
He apparently first met the novelist late in 1747 or early in 1748.Clarissa: Preface, Hints of Prefaces, and Postscript
For he was the English novelist whom I most admired these days.The Harbor
We do not say that art should be despised by the novelist; we only contend that it should not be polluted.
"But I never degraded her," exclaimed the novelist in despair.Fruitfulness
- a writer of novels
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Word Origin and History for novelist
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