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author

A Schema.org Property
The author of this content or rating. Please note that author is special in that HTML 5 provides a special mechanism for indicating authorship via the rel tag. That is equivalent to this and may be used interchangeably.
Values expected to be one of these types
Organization
Person
Used on these types
CreativeWork
Rating
Examples

Example 1
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Example notes or example HTML without markup.
Book series example with nested author(JSON-LD only).
Example encoded as Microdata embedded in HTML.
TODO
Example encoded as RDFa embedded in HTML.
TODO
Example encoded as JSON-LD in a HTML script tag.
<script type="application/ld+json">
    {
        "@context": "https://schema.org",
        "@type": "BookSeries",
        "name": "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy",
        "genre": "comedy science fiction",
        "startDate": "1979-10-12",
        "endDate": "1992-10-12",
        "abstract": "Earthman Arthur Dent is saved by his friend, Ford Prefect—an alien researcher for the titular Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, which provides info on every planet in the galaxy—from the Earth just before it is destroyed by the alien Vogons.",
        "author": {
            "@type": "Person",
            "givenName": "Douglas",
            "familyName": "Adams",
            "additionalName": "Noel",
            "birthDate": "1952-03-11",
            "birthPlace": {
                "@type": "Place",
                "address": "Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England"
            },
            "deathDate": "2001-05-11",
            "deathPlace": {
                "@type": "Place",
                "address": "Highgate Cemetery, London, England"
            }
        }
    }
</script>
Structured representation of the JSON-LD example.