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A Few Vegan Writers

Instead of looking up books, I chose to find some names of authors and writers that are vegan and may interest you.  

 

Carol J. Adams

This woman is not just an animal rights activists. She believes that there is a link between the oppression of animals and that of women. In her books, The Sexual Politics of Meat and The Pornography of Meat, she details the reasons why the two types of social issues are tied closely together.

Clive Barker

He mainly focuses on fantasy and horror fiction. He not only writes but direct films and does visual artwork. He became famous thanks to a series of horror short stories written in the mid-80s.

Steven Best

Best is an author, animal rights activist and associate professor of philosophy at the University of Texas at El Paso. He is known as his more intellectual form of activism in his writing. He also co-founded the Institute for Critical Animal Studies (ICAS), formerly known as the Center on Animal Liberation Affairs (CALA). Environmental philosophy is another theme he enjoys approaching. Another achievement of his is the co-foundation of the North American Animal Liberation Press Office, which works as a central point for several animal rights groups.

Vernon Coleman

Coleman, author of more than 100 books, was a general practitioner.  The themes he uses most are health, politics, cricket and animal rights, as well as writing novels.  They have been translated into 24 languages and are known worldwide.  He is especially outspoken about medical malpractice and how pharmaceuticals are for profits first and foremost.

Deepak Chopra

Born in India, this American physician and writer taught at Tufts University, Boston University and Harvard University, worked at the New England Memorial Hospital then went on to establishing his own practice, before becoming interested in ayurvedic medicine. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi is the one who interested him in this matter, and he then went on to found the American Association of Ayurvedic Medicine. From then on, this form of ancient medicine became an important part of his work.

Of his 65 books, 19 are New York Times bestsellers and they have been translated into 35 languages. He is now known as a prevalent figure in the 'mind-body-soul' philosophy. To the criticism he receives that says that he gives false hope to his patients, Chopra replies that traditional medicine is limited and that the consciousness needs to be included in the process.

T. Cooper

Although vegan, Cooper is a novel writer and focuses mainly on fiction. He does write non-fiction that has been published in magazines as well.

Gary Lawrence Francione

This writer is actually a lawyer for animal rights. He is the first ever to teach this topic in an American law school. He main focus was threefold: the differences between animal rights and animal welfare, the property status of animals, and the theory of animal rights based on sentience, not cognitive characteristics. His fights were mainly around animal welfare regulations, claiming that they are not sound and says that animals should not be regarded as property that humans merely 'use' mainly for economical interests, and that the way we treat them would be regarded as torture if humans were involved.

Anu Garg

Garg is most famous for the foundation of Wordsmith.org which is directed at wordlovers across the world. His works are language-related and publishes them in magazines and newpapers.

Adam Gnade

Both musician and author, Gnade lives on a farm in Kansas. More a regionalist writer, his music and books have the same characters and he continues their development as he goes along. Most of his stories take place in Tijuana, Mexico, or near the US/Mexico border.

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

An activist and public speaker, this writer also enjoys cooking and teaching it to others. She uses her master's degree in English Literature to sell her recipes and advocate veganism.

Sarah Kramer

Kramer is an author that hails from Canada. Her books are hits and very well-known throughout the English vegan community. She has also published a few articles for such renowned magazines as Herbivore Magazine, Veg News and Shared Vision. Her passion is also digital: she owns and runs govegan.net. You will also see her face on the Secret Society of Vegans website.

Keith Mann

Born and raised in Britain, this animal rights campaigner and writer is accused by police to be the head of the Animal Liberation Front, surely because he acted as a spokesperson for the organisation. His popularity stems from his arrest in 1994, receiving a whopping 14 years in prison because of his activism, one of the longest ever received by any activist (his sentence was later reduced to 11 years on appeal). What did he do? He set meat lorries on fire, saying that the government was to blame for undermining the right to protest. He then gave his best shot at campaigning in May 2010 for parliament, saying that the point wasn't to win but to speak up and be heard.

Professor David W. Pearce

The late professor Pearce (he died of leukemia in 2005) specialises in Environmental Economics and is one of the pioneers of the field - he has actually published over 50 books and 300 academic articles on that very topic. His passion for nature and the environment are visible throughout his writings, but isn't afraid to speak against those who give environmental activism a bad reputation for doing a sloppy job, especially those that regulate policies.

 

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  1. Veganara
    Veganara
    Voted. Thank you for this info, I know a few of these people (Keith Mann is in my Friends list on FB, although I don't know him personally!) I think some of my friends do though). I am a real bookworm, so it is very valuable to me to know about vegan writers (I am trying to get published, myself!) You might be interested in my latest blog Fruit of the Womb - please check it out and vote if you like it!
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  2. JustVegan
    Good post...voted!
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  3. Diane
    I read Clive Barker's "Imajica". It's very creative, but those of you who are a bit prude, don't read it. He writes "fantasy" - yes, he writes about his SEXUAL fantasies! LOL! But if you're into that, read him!
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    1. SnakeWitch
      Seriously? Now you got me curious...
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  4. Carolyn
    Carolyn
    Vote #6! interesting article! Great research!
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  5. Roopam
    I will check these out...thanx for sharing the list...voted!
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  6. SnakeWitch
    Voted! It's nice to see a list of names. Now we can look up books and review them here!
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  7. The Flaming Vegan Crew
    The Flaming Vegan Crew
    The Flaming Vegan Crew did NOT know that Clive Barker was a vegan. Cool!
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    1. Anita Vegana
      I am glad to be teaching the crew something new.
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