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Chelsea Handler

Time 100: authors to watch

Time 100: authors to watch

The Time 100 Most Influential People in the World is, by and large, a grab-bag of politicos, entertainers and technology entrepreneurs. But it also gives a nod to the publishing world. Among the Time 100 are: -- E.L. James, the pseudonymous author who turned gratis fan fiction into a huge payday with "Fifty Shades of Grey," a trilogy of soft-core porn that has attracted a large readership of women. -- Ann Patchett, the best-selling author who started an independent bookstore in Nashville to provide an alternative to big box stores and online retailers. -- Walter Isaacson, biographer of Steve Jobs and recent speaker at the CityLit Festival in Baltimore. As Baltimore Sun blogger...