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Brings back an array of all the authors on the Everygamegoing site which match the filters specified.

http://www.everygamegoing.com/api/v1/getAllAuthors/[name_type]/[starting_letter]

Both [name_type] and [starting_letter] are mandatory parameters and no results will be returned without both of them being specified correctly.

The following call, substituting 'Surname' for [name_type] and 'E' for [starting_letter]:

http://www.everygamegoing.com/api/v1/getAllAuthors/Surname/E

will return a response containing an array similar to the following:

{
	"response":
	[
		{
			"author_id":2,
			"author_name":"Dave E",
			"author_first_name":"Dave",
			"author_surname":"E"
		},
		{
			"author_id":5807,
			"author_name":"Aguev E.",
			"author_first_name":"Aguev",
			"author_surname":"E."
		},
		{
			"author_id":1533,
			"author_name":"F. J. E. McPherson",
			"author_first_name":"F.",
			"author_surname":"E. McPherson"
		},
		...
		{
			"author_id":13904,
			"author_name":"C. Eyssautier",
			"author_first_name":"C.",
			"author_surname":"Eyssautier"
		},
		{
			"author_id":16426,
			"author_name":"Kemal Ezcan",
			"author_first_name":"Kemal",
			"author_surname":"Ezcan"
		}
	]
}

 
The fields returned are all self-explanatory but a table explaining them is given below.

Key Human-readable Explanation Value Data Type Value Example
author_id Author ID Integer 2
author_name Author Name String Dave E
author_first_name Author First Name String Dave
author_surname Author Surname String E

The Author IDs returned can be used with the call to getItemsByAuthorID to retrieve items by a particular author.