Authors

Betsy Byars

Betsy Byars, author of over 50 books for young people.

Meet historical and contemporary authors and illustrators who have worked and lived in South Carolina.

Learn about authors and illustrators who were born or have lived in South Carolina.

SC Authors A-Z

Here are a few of the authors from South Carolina that became well-known far beyond the borders of our state.

  • Betsy Byars
    Betsy Byars has written many children's books. Read her autobiography in comic form!
  • Pat Conroy
    Pat Conroy is a famous South Carolina author who has written many popular books such as The Prince of Tides.
  • Edwin Dubose Heyward
    Dubose Heyward was a Charleston author who wrote Porgy, the book on which the musical Porgy & Bess was based.
  • Peggy Parish
    Peggy Parish wrote the Amelia Bedelia children’s book series.
  • Joyce Hansen
    Joyce Hansen writes contemporary novels for children, as well as historical fiction, exploring the African-American experience.