Ohio’s rich literary heritage is evidenced by just a few of the authors who have called it home, including novelists Sherwood Anderson, Louis Bromfield, Zane Grey, and Harriet Beecher Stowe; poets Rita Dove, Paul Laurence Dunbar, and Nikki Giovanni; and children’s writers Mildred Wirt Benson (Carolyn Keene), Lois Lenski, Margaret Peterson Haddix, Robert McCloskey, and R.L. Stine.

This literary tradition continues today. To learn more about past and present Ohio authors and to see a searchable directory of current Ohio authors who do school visits, library appearances, and workshops, click the dropdown menu above or the links below.