Authors

William Gilmore Simms

William Gilmore Simms

(1806-1870) Born in Charleston, SC, William Gilmore Simms was a poet, novelist and historian who wrote History of South Carolina (1842), which became a standard school textbook on the state’s history.

Mickey Spillane

Mickey Spillane

(1918-2006) A resident of Murrells Inlet, SC, Mickey Spillane was a well-known author of many crime novels.

Elizabeth Timothy

(unknown-1757) Elizabeth Timothy was America’s first female newspaper editor. She took over the printing of the South-Carolina Gazette in Charleston after the death of her husband.

Henry Timrod

Henry Timrod

(1828-1867) Born in Charleston, Henry Timrod was a poet, sometimes called the poet laureate of the Confederacy.

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