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Boyle, Kay

Born: February 19, 1902 Died: December 27, 1992 Ohio connection: Former Resident Cincinnati Kay Boyle was a versatile writer, educator and political activist.  She was twice awarded Guggenheim fellowships and won the O. Henry Award for best short story of the year (“The White Horses of Vienna”) in 1935 and again (“Defeat”) in 1941.  Boyle has …

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Borden, Louise

Born:  October 30, 1949 Ohio connection: Birth Cincinnati Louise Walker Borden was born in Cincinnati on October 30, 1949 to William Lee and Louise (Crutcher) Walker.  Inspired by a grandmother who loved history, Borden grew up fascinated by the stories of ordinary people and their relation to historical events. An avid reader of nonfiction and historical …

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Birmingham, Stephen

Born: May 28, 1932 Died: November 15, 2015 Ohio connection: Former Resident Cincinnati Stephen Birmingham was born in 1932 in Hartford, Connecticut, son of Thomas and Editha (Gardner) Birmingham. He received a B.A. degree from Williams College in 1953, and also studied for a time in England. He married Janet Tillson in 1953 with whom he had three …

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Berger, Thomas Louis

Born: July 20, 1924 Died: July 13, 2014 Ohio connection: Birth Cincinnati Thomas Louis Berger, deemed “one of the 20th century’s most important writers in the English-speaking world” by the Times Literary Supplement, was born on July 20, 1924, in Cincinnati, Ohio. This satiric and darkly funny novelist is revered by writers and critics everywhere who, …

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Bellamy, Joe David

Born: December 29, 1941 Died: August 5, 2014 Ohio connection: Birth Cincinnati Born on December 29, 1941, in Cincinnati, Ohio, Joe David Bellamy was the son of Orin Ross and Beulah Pearl (Zutavern) Bellamy.  He attended Duke University, 1959-1961; he received a BA in Literature from Antioch College in 1964 and received an MFA in English and Creative Writing from …

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Adams, John R.

Born: July 22, 1900 Died: April 25, 1994 Ohio connection: Birth Cincinnati John R. Adams was born July 22, 1900, in Cincinnati, son of Thomas (an engraver) and Margaret (Morse) Adams.  He earned a bachelor’s degree (1920) and a Master of Arts (1922) from the University of Michigan.  He married Jane Ford (a free-lance writer), June 26, …

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Ackerman, Karen

Born: October 9, 1951 Ohio connection: Birth Cincinnati Karen Ackerman opens a window into the American past through books for children.  Born on October 9, 1951, in Cincinnati, Ohio, she graduated from Woodward High School in 1969.   Ackerman’s first children’s book was published in 1982.  She has since written over 25 books for children, including The …

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Ackerman, Karen

Born: October 9, 1951 Ohio connection: Birth Cincinnati Karen Ackerman opens a window into the American past through books for children.  Born on October 9, 1951, in Cincinnati, Ohio, she graduated from Woodward High School in 1969.   Ackerman’s first children’s book was published in 1982.  She has since written over 25 books for children, including The …

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