Who is/was the author of?

subhajit123

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if someone asks me or if there is a question in exams like "who is the author of Xxx book?" Should I answer in the past or present tense,like "Yyy is/was the author of Xxx book". I know the author is not alive.
 

emsr2d2

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Note that we don't generally ask "Who is/was the author of ...?" We ask "Who wrote ...?"
 
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