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Many famous writers were either born here, grew up in Ohio, or lived in the state sometime during their lives. And Ohio is full of many creative people who have written and continue to write interesting novels, stories, plays, and poems - as well as journalists, nonfiction writers, screenwriters, etc.

The list of Ohio writers is so long that we could not possibly include everyone on this web site. Since the Ohio Reading Road Trip curriculum focuses on fiction writers and poets, we've limited our coverage to those genres, although nonfiction, journalism, and other types of writing are just as important and exciting as fiction and poetry. We also based our selections on information from the Ohioana Library Association, which publishes a list of Ohio Literary Notables. In most cases, we have tried to include people who write primarily for young adults and adults, although we do make a few exceptions in children's literature (such as Robert McCloskey, who wrote Make Way for Ducklings).

We hope that you'll find the author information here to be helpful and interesting, and we apologize if your favorite author doesn't appear on this web site.

Each author's name connects you to his or her biography, a bibliography of selected works, quotes on writing from the author, and links to other web sites.

Arnold Adoff
Sherwood Anderson
Natalie Babbitt
Thomas Berger
Ambrose Bierce
Earl Derr Biggers
Erma Bombeck
Louis Bromfield
Lois McMaster Bujold
Charles Waddell Chesnutt
Suzanne Clauser
Hart Crane
Sharon Creech
Russel M. Crouse
Jane Louise Curry
Christine Delea
Tracey Dils
Rita Dove
Sharon Draper
Paul Laurence Dunbar
Lynda Durrant
Allan Eckert
Harlan Ellison
James Cross Giblin
Nikki Giovanni
Herbert Gold
William Greenway
Zane Grey
Margaret Peterson Haddix
Virginia Hamilton
Janet Hickman
Craig Holden
H.M. (Helen Mary) Hoover
Richard Howard

William Dean Howells
Langston Hughes
John Jakes
Angela Johnson
Carolyn Keene (Mildred Wirt Benson)
Daniel Keyes
Fletcher Knebel
Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee
Lois Lenski
Anthony Libby
William Matthews
Robert McCloskey
Ron McFarland
Ann E. Michael
Toni Morrison (Cloe Anthony Wofford)
Andre Norton (Alice Mary Norton)
O. Henry (William S. Porter)
Mary Oliver
Dav Pilkey
Dawn Powell
John Crowe Ransom
Conrad Richter
Cynthia Rylant
Helen Hooven Santmyer
Jack Schaefer
Rod Serling
Robert L. (R.L.) Stine
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Mildred Taylor
James Thurber
Mark Winegardner
James Wright
Roger Zelazny

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