(1928- ) Betsy Byars is an author of children’s books who lives in Seneca, South Carolina. She won a Newbery Medal for her novel, Summer of the Swans.
(1823-1886) Born near Statesburg, SC, Mary Boykin Chesnut was married to an aide to Confederate President Jefferson Davis and she kept a famous diary vividly describing events during the Civil War.
(1920-1994) Born in Charleston, SC, Alice Childress was a playwright who wrote about the struggles of poverty and racism.
(1943-2006) Dave Cockrum was a comic book artist who overhauled the look of the X-Men series and helped popularize the Marvel Comics title. He lived in Belton, SC.
(1945-2016) Pat Conroy grew up in Beaufort and attended Beaufort High School and The Citadel. He is a popular novelist who has written many popular books such as The Prince of Tides.
(1923-1997) James Dickey was a professor at the University of South Carolina known for his poetry and novels.
(1798-1872) Born in Charleston, SC, Samuel Henry Dickson was a poet, physician, writer and educator. He was one of the founders of the Medical College of South Carolina (now the Medical University of South Carolina).
(1844-1940) Born in Abbeville District (now Greenwood County), James Fooshe was a soldier, author, farmer, philosopher, and Methodist churchman.
Dorothea Benton Frank was born and raised on Sullivan’s Island and has written several novels set in the Lowcountry.