Category: Fiction

Johnson, Angela

Born: 1961 Ohio connection: Resident Kent Born in Tuskegee, Alabama and raised in Windham, Ohio, Angela Johnson, the award-winning author of more than 40 books for children and young adults, attended Kent State University before dropping out to pursue a career as a children’s author. Working as a nanny, she was employed by Newbery-Medal-winning author Cynthia …

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John Kachuba

Born: 1950 Ohio connection: Birth Athens John Kachuba received a B.A. in English from Sacred Heart University in Connecticut and M.A. degrees in creative writing from Antioch University (1996) and Ohio University (2003). He has had many articles published in national newspapers, magazines, and journals, including Tin House, Hawaii Pacific Review, Connecticut Review, Dogwood, Antioch Review, and Poets and Writers. He …

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Katharine Kenah

Born: 1949 Ohio connection: Resident Granville Katharine Kenah  is the author of more than 30 books for children. She writes picture-book texts and science-related book series for beginning readers. Reared on an oceanographic observatory in New York state, among scientists and cats, Kehan developed a strong interest in the physical sciences, in particular, Earth’s plant …

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Carol Kendall

Born: September 13, 1917Died: July 28, 2012 Ohio connection: Birth Bucyrus Born in Bucyrus, Ohio, on September 13, 1917, Carol Kendall was the daughter of John Adam and Laura (Price) Seeger. While attending Ohio University, she met Paul Murray Kendall, a Ph.D. who specialized in Renaissance literature and Shakespeare. The couple married on July 15, 1939. …

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P. F. Kluge

Born: 1942 Ohio connection: Resident Gambier Novelist, journalist and educator, Paul Fredrick Kluge was born in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey. He earned his B.A. from Kenyon College (1964) and an M.A. (1965) and Ph.D. (1967) from the University of Chicago.  Before becoming the author of acclaimed books such as Eddie and the Cruisers (1997) and Gone Tomorrow (2008), …

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