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Guild, Nicholas

Born: November 5, 1944 Ohio connection: Former Resident Columbus Nicholas Guild, son of Walter Francis and Gertrude (Mowry) Guild, was born in 1944 in California. He received a B.A. from Occidental College in 1966, followed by an M.A. in 1968 and a Ph.D. in 1972, both from The University of California, Berkeley. He married Suzanne Weil on …

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Grimm, Susan

Born: June 29, 1952 Ohio connection: Birth Cleveland Susan Grimm was born in Cleveland, Ohio and grew up on the west side of the city until age thirteen, when her family moved to Brecksville, Ohio.  Grimm, who has a B.A. in Anthropology and an M.A. in English from Cleveland State University, did not pursue writing …

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Frazier, Ian

Born: June 21, 1951 Ohio connection: Birth Hudson A writer with a preference for manual typewriters, Ian Frazier was born in Hudson, Ohio, in 1951. He was the eldest of five children born to David (a Standard Oil research chemist) and Margaret Kathryn Hursh Frazier (a high school teacher). Before graduating with a degree in general studies …

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Fagan, Kathy

Born: September 24, 1958 Ohio connection: Resident Worthington Born in New York, Kathy Fagan received an MFA from Columbia University and a PhD in English from the University of Utah. She is the author of five books of poetry. Her first book, The Raft (1985) was a National Poetry Series selection. Her second book, Moving & St. …

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Duffy, Michael

Born: September 7, 1958 Ohio connection: Birth Columbus Michael Duffy was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio.  He graduated from Oberlin College in 1980. Duffy served as Time magazine’s Washington bureau chief from 1997 until 2005, when he was named assistant managing editor. Previously, he was a national political correspondent, and, from 1986 to 1996, covered Congress and both …

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Daley, Mary Dowling

Born: 1924 Died: February 11, 2010 Ohio connection: Birth Lakewood Born in Lakewood, Ohio in 1924, Mary Dowling Daley’s father, Thomas Dowling, directed circulation for the Scripps-Howard newspapers, including the Cleveland Press. She moved many times as a child and an adult, helping to organize a rent strike at a housing project in Asheville, N.C. She settled in Shaker Heights in …

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Dean, John W.

Born: October 14, 1938 Ohio connection: Birth Akron John Wesley Dean III was born on October 14, 1938, to John (a businessman) and Sara Dean in Akron, Ohio. Dean grew up in Marion, Ohio. He attended Staunton Military Academy, Colgate University, 1957-59; and earned a B.A. from the College of Wooster in 1961. He did graduate …

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Cunningham, Michael

Born: November 6, 1952 Ohio connection: Birth Cincinnati Author, screenwriter, Michael Cunningham was born November 6, 1952 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Cunningham grew up in Cincinnati and La Canada, California. He was educated at Stanford University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in English Literature in 1975. He then went on to earn an M.F.A. from …

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