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.
- List of SC Authors by County
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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.