fictionist

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From fiction +‎ -ist.

Noun[edit]

fictionist ‎(plural fictionists)

  1. One who deals in fiction; a writer of fiction, a novelist.
    • 1989, Christopher Hitchens, ‘Siding with Rushdie’, London Review of Books, vol. 11, no. 20:
      Just as the Muslim world was vibrating to the ‘insult’ visited on the Prophet Muhamed (Peace Be Upon Him) by an Anglo-Pakistani fictionist of genius and renown, the British and American mass audience was thrilling to the reborn version of David Lean’s Lawrence of Arabia.

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