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I was kind of surprised to see the authors tag up and about.
The tag wiki excerpt reads this (emphasis mine)
For questions which are explicitly about the author of the work. Do not use this tag unless your question directly relates to some literary aspect of an author's life (motivation for writing, beliefs that impacted writing, etc.)
Isn't that the purpose of a specific author tag, such as george-orwell?
The tag does nothing. Let's burninate it.