Dorothea Benton Frank was born and raised on Sullivan’s Island and has written several novels set in the Lowcountry.

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

(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.