Authors

Vertamae Grosvenor

(1938- ) Vertamae Grosvenor has written many books, essays, and poems on the Gullah and Geechee way of life.

Joyce Hansen

Joyce Hansen

(1942- ) Joyce Hansen has been writing books for children and young adults for over twenty years. Joyce’s first children’s book, The Gift-Giver, published in 1980, was inspired by her own Bronx childhood and by her students.

Edwin Dubose Heyward

Edwin Dubose Heyward

(1885-1940) Edwin Dubose Heyward was a Charleston author who wrote Porgy, the book on which the musical Porgy & Bess was based.

Josephine Humphreys

(1945- ) Josephine Humphreys is a novelist from Charleston, South Carolina. Several of her novels are set in Charleston.

Robert Jordan

Robert Jordan

(1948-2007) Robert Jordan was a fantasy author from Charleston, SC. His most famous work was The Wheel of Time series.

Peggy Parish

(1927-1988) An author from Manning, SC, Peggy Parish wrote the Amelia Bedelia children’s book series.

Julia Peterkin

Julia Peterkin

(1880-1961) Born in Laurens County, SC, Julia Peterkin was a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer who wrote about the African American experience in the South.

Henry Martyn Robert

Henry Martyn Robert

(1837–1923) Born in Robertville, SC, Henry Martyn Robert is the author of Robert’s Rules of Order, the most widely used manual of parliamentary procedure.

Archibald Rutledge

Archibald Rutledge

(1883-1973) Archibald Rutledge was a famous naturalist writer who was also the first poet laureate of South Carolina.

Dori Sanders

(1934- ) Dori Sanders is a peach farmer from York County, who wrote the best-selling book Clover.

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