Who are the authors of stories in The Big Book?
Where can I find out more about the the authors of the personal stories in the back of The Big Book?
There is information about the story authors at Silkworth.net/aabiography/storyauthors.html
We have a policy of not publishing the full names of AA members out of respect for the Traditions. The Traditions do not make exception to anonymity for the dead. So, despite what has become a somewhat common practice, we do not publish the full names of dead AA members. This makes it impossible to publish information on story authors since we could offer little information beyond first names.
We feel we should be led by principles and not personalities - regardless if those personalities are living or dead. While some have given "permission" for their anonymity to be broken in death we do not see how this can be reconciled with a Tradition that says: "Our names and pictures as A.A. members ought not be broadcast, filmed, or publicly printed."