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Chatfield, Hale

Born: March 26, 1936 Died: November 23, 2000 Ohio connection: Former Resident Huntsburg Hale Chatfield was born in 1936 in Passaic, New Jersey, the son of Wilson Fritcher and Anne (Webster) Chatfield. He received a B.A. degree from Wesleyan University in 1957 and an M.A. from Rutgers University in 1963. He married Denise Zadeik in 1957, and they …

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Levandoski, Rob

(C. R. Corwin) Born: June 5, 1949 Died: September 8, 2008 Ohio connection: Birth Medina Rob Levandoski was born June 5, 1949, in the Bennett’s Corners area where Hinckley Township, Brunswick, Strongsville and North Royalton converge.  His father, Clyde was a storekeeper and Edna (Wildenheim) was his mother. Rob Levandoski, author of Fresh Eggs, tapped into his Medina …

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Citino, David

Born: March 3, 1947 Died: October 17, 2005 Ohio connection: Birth Cleveland David Citino was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of John D. and Mildred Rita Citino. He married Mary Helen Hicks in 1969 and they had two children, Nathan and Dominic. Citino received a B.A. from Ohio University in 1969, an M.A. from The Ohio …

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“Moonpenny Island” by Tricia Springstubb to Represent Ohio at National Book Festival

“Moonpenny Island” by Tricia Springstubb to Represent Ohio at National Book Festival

From Cleveland Public Library Press Release Dated July 18, 2017 Cleveland Author’s Novel to be Featured at Sept. 2 Event in Washington, D.C. CLEVELAND, OH—The Ohio Center for the Book selected Moonpenny Island by Tricia Springstubb (HarperCollins, 2015) to represent Ohio’s literary heritage at the 2017 Library of Congress National Book Festival, which will be …

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Chaon, Dan

Born: June 11, 1964 Ohio connection: Resident Cleveland Heights Born in Omaha, Nebraska, Dan Chaon is the acclaimed author of the novels Ill Will (2017), Await Your Reply (2009) You Remind Me of Me (2004) and the short story collections Fitting Ends (1996), Among the Missing (2001) and Stay Awake (2012). Among the Missing was a finalist for the 2001 National Book Award and was …

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Catton, Bruce

Born: October 9, 1899 Died: August 28, 1978 Ohio connection: Former Resident Oberlin It was no accident that the most prominent figures in Bruce Catton’s Civil War histories were fellow Midwesterners and personal heroes Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant. Born in Petosky, Michigan, Catton attended Oberlin College and became a reporter after serving briefly in …

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Catrow, David J.

Born: December 16, 1952 Ohio connection: Resident Springfield International cartoonist and children’s book illustrator, David J. Catrow was born in Richmond, Virginia. As a boy, his favorite subject in school was drawing… in math class!   Even though he intended to pursue a “sensible” profession, drawing silly pictures turned out to be Catrow’s destiny. He attended Kent …

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