Questions about the works of the Russian-American philosopher and novelist Ayn Rand ( 1905 – 1982) or her life as a writer. If this question is about one of her books, the book in question should also be tagged.

Ayn Rand was a Russian-American philosopher and novelist who's known for Atlas Shrugged, We the Living, The Fountainhead, and a variety of non-fiction. This tag should generally be used with the specific Ayn Rand book in question.

Questions in this tag should generally pertain specifically to her books (especially to her literary works). Questions that are purely about her overall views on philosophy, economics, or government should generally be asked on the Philosophy, Politics, or Economics Stack Exchange sites (depending on the subject of the post).

Note that questions about her philosophy are on-topic if they pertain to understanding a specific aspect of (or passage from) one of her books.