Readings & Meanings:
あらわ（−す） to write (a book), to author
いちじる（−しい） remarkable, conspicuous
Recently, China's economic growth has been remarkable.
Hemingway wrote The Old Man and the Sea.
Hemingway is the author of The Old Man and the Sea.
It's about time I introduced you to the Kusa-kammuri, or "grass-crown", radical. This one's easy to remember. Kusa-kammuri is the top part (or "crown") of a kanji that looks like two blades of grass poking out of the ground.
You can picture 著 as a person (者) with a grass crown on his head, something some authors surely engage in.
Other kanji with the grass crown: 草(grass), 薬(medicine), 花(flower), 若(young).
Easy Kanji, by Fujihiko Kaneda (Amazon Link)