Ohio Authors

Criteria for the Ohio Center for the Book Ohio authors list:
  • were born in Ohio or have resided in Ohio for 5 or more years.
  • have work recognized as “classics”, that are still read, studied, or referred to by scholars, students, and/or readers.
  • have published books (not self-published) that are held in an Ohio public library.
  • have works popular with readers, as determined by sales figures, name recognition, and/or awarded literary praise.
  • are known as writers with a consequential body of work (versus other professionals noted for only one or two specific works).

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Authors City
Abbott, Lee K. Columbus
Abbott, Tony Cleveland
Abdul, Raoul Cleveland
Abel, Robert Halsall Painesville
Ackerman, Karen Cincinnati
Adams, Hazard Cleveland
Adams, John R. Cincinnati
Adkins, Jan Gallipolis
Adoff, Arnold Yellow Springs
Adoff, Jaime Yellow Springs
Albacete, M. J. Canton
Alder, Elizabeth Willoughby
Alger, Leclaire Youngstown
Allen, William Columbus
Ames, Delano Mount Vernon
Anderson, Maggie Kent
Anderson, Sherwood Camden
Anderson, Terry Lorain
Andrews, Nin Poland
Angle, Paul Mansfield
Ascher, Carol Cleveland
Atkins, Russell Cleveland
Avery, Ellis Columbus
Ayres, Katherine Columbus
Babbitt, Natalie Zane Moore Dayton
Baker, David Anthony Granville (Licking Co.)
Barney, Natalie Clifford Dayton
Barry, James P. Columbus
Batiuk, Thomas Martin Akron
Beard, Daniel Carter Cincinnati
Bellamy, Joe David Cincinnati
Bendis, Brian Michael Cleveland
Benson, Mildred Wirt Toledo
Berger, Thomas Louis Cincinnati
Bierce, Ambrose Gwinett Horse Cave Creek (Meigs Co.)
Biggers, Earl Derr Warren
Bilgere, George Cleveland
Birmingham, Stephen Cincinnati
Bombeck, Erma Louise Dayton
Borden, Louise Cincinnati
Bourjaily, Vance Nye Cleveland
Boyd, Thomas Alexander Defiance
Boyer, Dwight Elyria
Boyle, Kay Cincinnati
Brady, Philip Youngstown
Braunbeck, Gary A. Columbus
Brinkley, Douglas Perrysburg
Bromfield, Louis Mansfield
Brown, Fredric Cincinnati
Buckley, Michael Akron
Budbill, David Cleveland
Bujold, Lois McMaster Columbus
Burnett, William Riley Springfield
Caniff, Milton Hillsboro
Canzoneri, Robert Wilburn Columbus
Cary, Alice Mount Healthy
Cary, Phoebe Mount Healthy
Catherwood, Mary Hartwell Hebron
Catrow, David J. Springfield
Catton, Bruce Oberlin
Chaon, Dan Cleveland Heights
Chatfield, Hale Huntsburg
Cheng, Andrea Cincinnati
Chesnutt, Charles Waddell Cleveland
Christy, Howard Chandler Zanesville
Citino, David Cleveland
Clarke, Brock Cincinnati
Clauser, Suzanne Phillips Yellow Springs
Cole Jr., Charles C. Columbus
Colinvaux , Paul Columbus
Collins, Martha Oberlin
Compton, Arthur Holly Wooster
Condon, George Lakewood
Cook, Kacy Columbus
Corwin, C. R. Medina
Coulton, Mia Shaker Heights
Crane, Hart Garrettsville
Creech, Sharon Euclid
Crouse, Russel Findlay
Crumb, Robert Cleveland
Crusie, Jennifer Wapakoneta
Crutcher, Chris Dayton
Cunningham, Michael Cincinnati
Curry, Jane Louise East Liverpool
Curtis, Charlotte Murray Columbus
Daley, Mary Dowling Shaker Heights
Dean, John W. Akron
Deasy, Mary Margaret Cincinnati
DeCapite, Raymond Cleveland
Dew, Robb Forman Mount Vernon
Dils, Tracey E. Columbus
Dodd, Elizabeth Athens
Dodd, Wayne Athens
Doerr, Anthony Cleveland
Dove, Rita Akron
Draper, Sharon Cleveland
Drew, Elizabeth Cincinnati
Duffy, Michael Columbus
Dunbar, Paul Laurence Dayton
Durrant, Lynda Cleveland
Eager, Edward McMaken Toledo
Eckert, Allan Bellefontaine
Eckstein, Gustav Cincinnati
Edgell, Zee Kent
Ellison, Harlan Jay Cleveland
Fagan, Kathy Worthington
Filler, Louis Yellow Springs
Flanagan, Robert James Toledo
Fleming, Denise Toledo
Flora, James Bellefontaine
Foster, Leonard Gurley Cleveland
Foster, Linda Nemec Cleveland
Frazier, Ian Hudson
Gass, William H. Warren
George, (Susan) Elizabeth Warren
Gibans, Nina Freedlander Cleveland
Giblin, James Cross Cleveland
Gilfillan Jr., Merrill Mt. Gilead
Gilfillan, Merrill C. Castine
Giovanni, Nikki Cincinnati
Gladden, Washington Rader Columbus
Glaser, Elton Akron
Gold, Herbert Cleveland
Gould, Jean Rosalind Greenville
Grafton, Sue Cincinnati
Grant, Ulysses Simpson Point Pleasant
Green, Hannah Cincinnati
Greene, Bob Columbus
Grey, Zane Zanesville
Grimm, Susan Cleveland
Guild, Nicholas Columbus
Gup, Ted Canton
Haddix, Margaret Peterson Washington Court House
Hagedorn, Ann Ripley
Hague, Richard Steubenville
Halstead, Murat Paddy’s Run
Hamilton, Virginia Yellow Springs
Hammond, Percy Cadiz
Harper, Frances Ellen Watkins Cincinnati
Harper, Karen Columbus
Harrington, William Marietta
Harvey, Nancy Lenz Cincinnati
Hassler, David Kent
Hatcher, Harlan Henthorne Ironton
Havighurst, Walter Oxford
Haygood, Wil Columbus
Hazen, Barbara Shook Dayton
Hearn, Lafcadio Cincinnati
Henry, O. Columbus
Hickman, Janet Kilbourne
Hill, Ruth Beebe Cleveland
Hillenbrand, Will Terrace Park
Himes, Chester Cleveland
Hodgson, Ralph Minerva
Holbrook, Sara Mentor
Hoover, H. M. (Helen Mary) Stark Co.
Howard, Richard Cleveland
Howells, William Dean Martins Ferry
Hughes, Langston Cleveland
Hunter, Dard Steubenville
Jakes, John William Columbus
Johnson, Angela Kent
Kachuba, John Athens
Kenah, Katharine Granville
Kendall, Carol Bucyrus
Kennedy, Adrienne Columbus
Kiplinger, W. M. (Willard Monroe) Bellefontaine
Kluge, P. F. Gambier
Knebel, Fletcher Dayton
Koch, Kenneth Cincinnati
Kronenberger, Louis Cincinnati
Landis, Geoffrey A. Berea
Lawrence, Jerome K. Cleveland
Laycock, George Zanesville
Lee, Robert Edwin Elyria
Lenski, Lois Springfield
Levandoski, Rob Medina
Levy, D.A. Cleveland
Lewis, Alfred Henry Cleveland
Lewis, J. Patrick Westerville
Libby, Anthony Columbus
Locke, David Ross Toledo
MacGahan, Januarius New Lexington
Mackall, Dandi Daley West Salem
Maher, James T Cleveland
Markle, Sandra Fostoria
Martin, Lee Columbus
Matthews, William Cincinnati
McCloskey, Robert Hamilton
McCord, Howard Bowling Green
McFarland, Ronald Bellaire
McGraw, Erin Columbus
McKenney, Ruth Akron
McLain, Paula Cleveland
Mda, Zakes Athens
Montanari, Richard Cleveland
Moody, Minnie Hite Granville
Moon, Carl Wilmington
Morrison, Toni Lorain
Moss, Thylias Cleveland
Mullen, Patrick B. Columbus
Nasby, Petroleum Vesuvius Toledo
Nelson, Marilyn Cleveland
Ness, Evaline Union City
Norton, Andre Cleveland
Nugent, Elliott John Dover
Oliver, Mary Cleveland
Olmstead, Robert Delaware
Orlean, Susan Cleveland
O’Rourke, P. J. (Patrick Jake) Toledo
Patchen, Kenneth Niles
Peale, Norman Vincent Bowersville
Pearsall, Shelley Silver Lake
Pekar, Harvey Cleveland
Peltier, Leslie Copus Delphos
Pilkey, Dav Cleveland
Porrello, Rick Cleveland
Powell, Dawn Mount Gilead
Purdy, James Fremont
Ransom, John Crowe Gambier
Renick, Marion Springfield
Renner, James Cleveland
Richter, Conrad Cleveland
Roberts, Les Cleveland Heights
Robinson, Barbara Portsmouth
Roseboom, Eugene Holloway Frankfort
Rosen, Michael J. Columbus
Russell, Mary Doria South Euclid
Rylant, Cynthia Rootstown
Salamon, Julie Seaman
Salinger, Michael Mentor
Santmyer, Helen Hooven Cincinnati
Scalzi, John Bradford
Schaefer, Jack Cleveland
Schlesinger, Arthur Meier Xenia
Schlesinger, Jr., Arthur M. Columbus
Schmidt, Stanley Cincinnati
Schultz, Connie Cleveland
Schwartz, Shelia Cleveland
Schwarz, Ted Cleveland
Scibona, Salvatore Parma
Sedgwick, Eve Kosofsky Dayton
Shuster, Joe Cleveland
Siegel, Jerry Cleveland
Sittenfeld, Curtis Cincinnati
Skimin, Robert Elwayne Belden
Smart, Charles Allen Cleveland
Smith, Jeff Columbus
Spires, Elizabeth Lancaster
Springstubb, Tricia Cleveland Heights
Starbuck, George Edwin Columbus
Steinem, Gloria Toledo
Stevenson, Burton Egbert Chillicothe
Stewart, Donald Ogden Columbus
Stine, R. L. Columbus
Stowe, Harriet Beecher Cincinnati
Suszko, Marilou K. Vermillion
Taylor, Debbie A. Columbus
Taylor, Mildred D. Toledo
Thomas, Lowell Woodington
Thomas, Norman Cincinnati
Thompson, Daniel Cleveland
Thurber, James Grover Columbus
Tolan, Stephanie S. Canton
Torrence, Frederic Ridgely Xenia
Tourgee, Albion Winegar Williamsfield
Tully, Jim St. Marys
Turkle, Brinton Alliance
Umrigar, Thrity Cleveland
Valin, Jonathan Louis Cincinnati
Vaughan, Brian K. Cleveland
Vogel, Ezra Delaware
Wagoner, David Russell Massillon
Wahl, Jan Columbus
Ward, Geoffrey Newark
Watterson, Bill Chagrin Falls
Weems, Mary E. Cleveland
Weigl, Bruce Oberlin
White, Edmund Cincinnati
Whitlock, Brand Urbana
Wilhelm, Kate Toledo
Willis, Sarah Cleveland Heights
Wilson , Earl Rockford
Wilson, John Harold Springfield
Winegardner, Mark Bryan
Wise, Isaac Mayer Cincinnati
Woodhull, Victoria Homer
Woodson, Jacqueline Columbus
Wright, James A. Martins Ferry
Young, David Oberlin
Zelazny, Roger Cleveland
Zimmer, Tracie Vaughn Cincinnati