Charles Shields is a biographer of mid-century American novelists and writers. After a career teaching, and writing histories and biographies for young people, Shields has written several biographies of American authors, the most recent of which is about playwright Lorraine Hansberry, author of Raisin in the Sun.
- Charles J. Shields
- Lorraine Hansberry: The Life Behind A Raisin in the Sun
- The Many Visions of Lorraine Hansberry (New Yorker)
- Organize Your Scrivener Project with the Corkboard
- The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
- Mary Beard, Women & Power