Category: Short Stories

Thurber, James Grover

Columbus Born: December 8, 1894 Ohio connection: Birth James Grover Thurber was born in Columbus, Ohio, the son of Charles Leander Thurber and Mary Agnes Fisher.  Thurber’s early career was at The New Yorker where he started in 1927 and remained a prominent contributor for many years. With sardonic humor he examined the follies of men and women, revealing …

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Springstubb, Tricia

Cleveland Heights Born: 1950 Ohio connection: Resident Tricia Springstubb has published over a dozen books for young readers. What Happened on Fox Street was published by HarperCollins in August 2010.  Her adult fiction and essays have appeared in numerous literary journals, including The Iowa Review, Hunger Mountain, and Brain, Child, and she’s a frequent book critic for The Plain Dealer.  She is …

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Andre Norton

Cleveland Born: February 17, 1912Died: March 17, 2005Ohio connection: Birth Andre Norton was born Alice May Norton on February 17, 1912, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Freely Norton, a rug salesman, and Bertha Stemm Norton. She attended Collinwood High School where she wrote for the school newspaper. Intending to become a history teacher, she attended Western Reserve University …

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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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Erin McGraw

Born: 1957 Ohio connection: Resident Columbus Erin McGraw was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of Eva Marie and C. Thomas McGraw. She attended the University of California-Davis, earning an A.B. in 1979, and Indiana University-Bloomington, where she earned her M.F.A. in 1986. McGraw’s first two books, Bodies at Sea (1989) and Lies of the Saints, …

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