Category: Literature

Roger Zelazny

Born: May 13, 1937 Died: June 14, 1995 Ohio connection: Birth Cleveland and Euclid Roger Joseph Zelazny was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and was raised in the Cleveland suburb of Euclid. He was educated at Western Reserve University (B.A., 1959) and subsequently received a master’s degree at Columbia University (1962). Zelazny worked as a claims representative …

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Lee Martin

Born: 1955 Ohio connection: Resident Columbus The only child of Roy Martin (a farmer and storyteller) and Beulah Read Martin (teacher), Lee Martin grew up on a farm in Lukin Township, Illinois (Lawrence County).  When Lee was only a year old, his father lost both of his hands in a farming accident but continued farming with prosthetic …

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Tony Abbott

Born: 1952 Ohio connection: Birth Cleveland Tony Abbott was born in Cleveland, Ohio. The son of teachers, when he was eight, his family relocated to Fairfield, Connecticut, where his father became a university professor of American history. Abbott graduated from the University of Connecticut with a degree in English Literature. Reading bedtime stories to his …

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