# How to align authors in book title page?

I have the following \author declaration in a book document:

\author{
Lorem Ipsum \and
Dolor Sit \and
Amet Whatever \and
Bozo Clown \and
Donald Trump \and
John Smith \and
Jack Kerouac
}


The result in the title page looks clearly unaligned:

I would like the names on the left column to be left-aligned; names on the right column to be right-aligned; and names in the center column to be center-aligned. How should I go about that?

• What about vertical alignment? Do you want the three columns to be top aligned like they already are or do you want to centre them? – gvgramazio Dec 14 '18 at 10:17

A quick and dirty solution without redefine \maketitle and without considering possible side effects in other parts of the document if you try to reuse \@author:

\documentclass{books}
\usepackage{tabulary}
\title{}
\author{\tabcolsep1em
\begin{tabulary}{\linewidth}{LCR}
Lorem~Ipsum  Bozo~Clown &
Dolor~Sit Donald~Trump  Jack~Kerouac &
Amet~Whatever John~Smith
\end{tabulary}}
\begin{document}
\maketitle
\end{document}