NAME FIELD BACKGROUND/INFORMATION BORN DIED THPLACE/OHIO HO Abbott, Lee K. fiction All Things, All at Once: New and Selected Stories (2006). 1947 -- Panama/ Columbus Adoff, Arnold poetry/ children's Black is Brown is Tan (1973/2002); Touch the Poem (1996/2000); 2003 Alice Louise Wood Award.
1935 -- NY/ Yellow Springs Anderson, Maggie poetry Windfall: New and Selected Poems (2000); 2003 Krout Poetry Award. 1948 -- NY/ Kent Anderson, Sherwood fiction Upset townspeople of Clyde when he wrote Winesburg, Ohio (1919). 1876 1941 Camden/Clyde Anderson, Terry journalist Den of Lions: Memoirs of Seven Years (1993); held captive in Lebanon from 1985 to 1991.
1947 -- Lorain Angle, Paul historian Numerous books and articles about Abraham Lincoln. 1900 1975 Mansfield Arbuthnot, May Hill children's Arbuthnot Anthology of Children's Literature (1953). 1884 1969 IA/Cleveland Ayres, Katherine children's Up, Down, and Around (2007).
1947 -- Columbus Babbitt, Irving literary critic On Being Creative (1932); leader of "new humanism." 1865 1933 Dayton Babbitt, Natalie children's Tuck Everlasting (1975); 1994 Alice Louise Wood Award. 1932 -- Dayton Baker, David poet Midwest Eclogue: Poems (2005); 1998 Krout Poetry Award. 1954 -- ME/Granville Barney, Natalie author The One Who Is Legion (1930); books written mostly in French.
1876 1972 Dayton Batiuk, Tom cartoonist ... more. less.
Creator of the Funky Winkerbean, Crankshaft comic strips. 1947 -- Akron/Medina Benson, Mildred Wirt children's Wrote Nancy Drew mysteries as Carolyn Keene; 2001 Edgar Allan Poe Special Award. 1905 2002 IA/Toledo Berger, Thomas fiction Adventures of the Artificial Woman (2004); Little Big Man (1964); 1982 Ohioana Book Award 1924 -- Cincinnati Bickham, Jack M.<br><br> fiction His novel Apple Dumpling Gang (1971) was made into a Disney movie. 1930 1997 Columbus Bierce, Ambrose fiction/ essays Devil's Dictionary (1906). 1842 1914 Meigs County Ohio Literary Notables Biggers, Earl Derr popular fiction Created famous detective Charlie Chan.<br><br> 1884 1933 Warren Bilgere, George poetry Haywire: Poems (2005); 2006 Krout Poetry Award. 1951 -- MO/ Cleveland Birmingham, Stephen popular The Rest of Us: The Rise of America's Eastern European Jews (1997). 1931 -- CT/Mount Adams Bolls, Imogene poet Advice for the Climb (1999); 1995 Krout Poetry Award.<br><br> 1938 -- KS/Springfield Bombeck, Erma humorist The Grass Is Always Greener Over the Septic Tank (1976); 1973 Mark Twain Award for Humor. 1927 1996 Dayton Borden, Louise children's The Journey that Saved Curious George (2005); 2002 Alice Louise Wood Award. 1949 -- Cincinnati Boyle, Kay fiction, poet Process (2001), actually a 1924 manuscript that was recently found and published.<br><br> 1902 1992 MN/Cincinnati Briggs, Emily journalist One of the first female Washington correspondents. 1830 1910 Burton Bromfield, Louis fiction/ nonfiction Malabar Farm owner who won a Pulitzer Prize for Early Autumn (1927); 1946 Ohioana Career Award. 1896 1956 Mansfield Browne, Charles Farrar humorist His writing as "Artemus Ward" was enjoyed by Lincoln.<br><br> 1834 1867 ME/Cleveland Buck, Paul Herman history Pulitzer in 1937 for Road to Reunion: 1865-1900; 1957 Ohioana Career Award. 1899 1978 Columbus Bujold, Lois McMaster science fiction Author of Miles Vorkosigan series; Beguilement (2006); Hugo and Nebula Awards winner. 1949 -- Columbus/Marion Bullard, Frederic L.<br><br> journalist Pulitzer in 1927 for his editorials for the Boston Herald. 1866 1952 Wauseon Burnett, W. R.<br><br> fiction/ screenwriter Wrote screenplay for The Great Escape (1963) and book Little Caesar (1929); 1951 Edgar Alan Poe Award. 1899 1982 Springfield Caniff, Milton cartoonist Creator of Steve Canyon and Terry and the Pirates; 1954 Ohioana Career Award 1907 1988 Hillsboro Cary, Alice poet Her poem, Pictures of Memory, was praised by Edgar Allan Poe. 1820 1871 Mt.<br><br> Healthy Cary, Phoebe poet Wrote hymns and witty parodies. 1824 1878 Mt. Healthy Catton, Charles Bruce historian Civil War historian received 1954 Pulitzer for A Stillness at Appomattox.<br><br> 1899 1978 MI/Cleveland Chatfield, Hale poet Possessions (1984); editor of Hiram Poetry Review; 1993 Krout Poetry Award. 1936 2000 NJ/Lorain Chesnutt, Charles W. fiction The Conjure Woman (1899).<br><br> His fiction showed struggles of American blacks. 1858 1932 Cleveland Citino, David poet A History of Hands (2006); 2001 Ohioana Career Award. 1947 2005 Cleveland/ Columbus Clarke, John poet In the Analogy (1997); 1989 Krout Poetry Award.<br><br> 1933 1992 Bellevue Clauser, Suzanne scriptwriter A Girl Named Sooner (1972), adapted for TV; wrote episodes of 1960s TV show Bonanza. 1929 -- NY/Yellow Springs Climo, Shirley children's Monkey Business: Stories from Around the World (2005); multicultural Cinderella and princess tales 1928 Cleveland Crane, Hart poet Principal work was an ambitious long poem entitled The Bridge (1930). 1899 1932 Garrettsville Crapsey, Algernon Sidney religion/ author The Last of the Heretics (1924).<br><br> Clergyman who was expelled from the church for heresy. 1847 1927 Fairmont Creech, Sharon children's Newbery Medal for Walk Two Moons (1994); Newbery Honor for Wanderer (2000): 1945 -- Cleveland Crist-Evans, Craig fiction/ children's Manthology: Poems on the Male Experience (2006). 1954 -- Springfield Crouse, Russel M.<br><br> playwright Shared Pulitzer in 1946 with partner Howard Lindsay for State of the Union; 1952 Ohioana Career Award. 1893 1966 Findlay Cunningham, Michael fiction Specimen Days (2005); The Hours (1998) - basis of Oscar- winning movie; 1999 PEN/Faulkner Award. 1952 -- Cincinnati Curtis, Charlotte journalist New York Times columnist on women's issues; 1981 Ohioana Pegasus Award.<br><br> 1928 1987 IL/Columbus Cushing, Harvey physician 1929 Pulitzer Prize-winning biography, Life of Sir William Osler. 1869 1939 Cleveland Deasy, Mary (Margaret) fiction The Hour of Spring (1948). 1914 1978 Cincinnati Dell, George fiction/ poet The Earth Abideth (1987).<br><br> 1901 1992 Columbus Dew, Robb Forman fiction The Truth of the Matter (2005); 1982 National Book Award for Dale Loves Sophie to Death. 1946 -- Mt. Vernon Dils, Tracy children's Mother Teresa (2001); 1998 Alice Louise Wood Award.<br><br> 1958 -- Cincinnati/ Columbus Dodd, Wayne poet Is (2003). 1991 Krout Poetry Award. 1930 -- OK/Athens Doerr, Anthony fiction About Grace: A Novel (2004); New York Public Library's Young Lions Award; 2000 Walter Rumsey Marvin Grant.<br><br> 1973 -- Parma Douglas, Lloyd C. popular fiction Clergyman who wrote Magnificent Obsession (1929) and The Robe (1942). 1877 1951 IN/Akron Dove, Rita poet American Smooth: Poems (2004); US poet laureate 1993 to 1995; 1987 Pulitzer for Thomas & Beulah.<br><br> 1952 -- Akron Drake, William A. screenwriter Wrote script for 1932 Best Picture Grand Hotel. 1899 1965 Dayton Draper, Sharon young adult Copper Sun (2006); Coretta Scott King Award for Forged By Fire (1997).<br><br> 1948 -- Cleveland/ Cincinnati Dumont, Julia Louise fiction/ poet Life Sketches from Common Paths (1856); earliest Ohio writer whose works have been preserved. 1794 1857 Marietta Dunbar, Paul Laurence poet Majors and Minors (1896); wrote about the African American experience. 1872 1906 Dayton Eckert, Allan historical fiction Newbery Honor for Incident at Hawk's Hill (1971); author of Winning of America series; playwright of Tecumseh!<br><br> 1931 -- NY/Dayton Ellison, Harlan science fiction Angry Candy (1988); recipient of Nebula and Hugo Awards. 1934 -- Cleveland Eszterhas, Joe screenwriter Highly paid screenwriter of such films as Showgirls (1995) & Basic Instinct (1992). 1944 -- Hungary/ Cleveland Fetzer, Herman journalist Wrote under pseudonym "Jake Falstaff"; promising career cut short by death.<br><br> 1899 1936 Akron Finley, Martha popular fiction Wrote popular Elsie Dinsmore series in the 1800s. 1828 1909 Chillicothe Fisher, Dorothy Canfield fiction/ children's Understood Betsy (1917); Made-to-Order Stories (1925); popular novelist in first half of the 20th century. 1879 1958 KS/Columbus Fleming, Denise children's The Cow Who Clucked (2006); 1996 Alice Louise Wood Award.<br><br> 1950 -- Toledo Frazier, Ian nonfiction/ humor Gone to New York: Adventures in the City (2005); first Thurber Prize for humor in 1997. 1951 -- Cleveland Frings, Ketti playwright Pulitzer in 1958 for adapting Look Homeward, Angel. 1915 1981 Columbus Funk, Dr.<br><br> Isaac publisher One half of Funk & Wagnalls publishing empire. 1839 1912 Clifton/Springfield Gass, William H. fiction A Temple of Texts (2006); In the Heart of the Heart of the Country (1968); National Book Critics Circle Award.<br><br> 1924 -- ND/Warren Giblin, James Cross children's informational 1986 & 2005 Boston Globe Horn Book Honor; 2004 Orbis Pictus Honor 1933 Cleveland Gilbert, Willie playwright Co-wrote and won Pulitzer and Tony Award for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1962). 1916 1980 Cleveland Gilfillan Jr., Merrill fiction/ poet Rivers and Birds (2003); Sworn Before Cranes (1995); Chokecherry Places (1998). 1945 -- Mt.<br><br> Gilead Giovanni, Nikki poet/ essayist The Collected Poetry of Nikki Giovanni (2003); voted 1999 Ohio's Favorite Author. 1943 -- TN/Cincinnati Glaser, Elton poet Here and Hereafter (2005); 1996 Krout Poetry Award. 1945 -- LA/Akron Goedicke, Patricia poet As Earth Begins to End (1999); 2002 Krout Poetry Award.<br><br> 1931 2006 MA/Athens Gold, Herbert fiction Daughter Mine (2000); 1997 Ohioana Career Award. . 1924 -- Cleveland Gordone, Charles playwright Pulitzer in 1970 for No Place to Be Somebody.<br><br> 1925 1995 Cleveland Green, Hannah fiction Little Saint (2000). 1927 1996 Cincinnati/Toledo Greenberg, Alvin poet Hurry Back (2005); 2000 Krout Poetry Award. 1932 -- Cincinnati Greene, Bob journalist And You Know You Should Be Glad (2006).<br><br> 1947 -- Bexley Greenway, William poet Twice Removed (2006); 2001 Krout Poetry Award. 1947 -- GA/Youngstown Grey, Zane western Riders of the Purple Sage (1912); considered the initiator of the serial western novel. 1872 1939 Zanesville Halstead, Murat journalist Early reporter for the Cincinnati Enquirer and proponent of Republican Party principles.<br><br> 1829 1908 Paddy's Run Hamilton, Virginia children's Newbery Medal for M.C. Higgins, the Great (1975); Coretta Scott King Award for Her Stories (1995). 1936 2002 Yellow Springs Hammond, Percy journalist Drama critic for New York Tribune from 1921 to 1936.<br><br> 1873 1936 Cadiz Harper, Frances E.W. poet Early African American female poet and author of many poetry collections. 1825 1911 MD/Columbus Haskell, Henry journalist Pulitzer in 1943 for editorial writing in Kansas City Star; married Katharine Wright (sister of Wilbur and Orville).<br><br> 1874 1952 Huntington Hastings, James Syme journalist Widely read humorist named "Luke McLuke." 1870 1921 MA/Cincinnati Hatcher, Harlan educator Giant from the Wilderness (1955) and other titles about Ohio; 1950 Ohioana Career Award. 1898 1998 Ironton Havighurst, Walter educator Annie Oakley of the Wild West (1954) and other books on Great Lakes region; 1978 Ohioana Pegasus Award. 1901 1994 WI/Oxford Hearn, Lafcadio journalist/ nonfiction Japan: An Attempt at Interpretation (1904); introduced Japan to America through his writings.<br><br> 1850 1904 Ionian Islands/ Cincinnati Hemley, Robin fiction/ nonfiction Invented Eden: The Elusive, Disputed History of the Tasaday (2003); 1984 Walter Rumsey Marvin Grant. 1958 -- NY/Athens Henry, O. fiction/ short stories Started writing as prisoner in the Ohio Penitentiary in Columbus; real name William Sidney Porter.<br><br> 1862 1910 NC/Columbus Heyward, Dorothy playwright Wrote scripts for Nancy Ann (1924) and Porgy & Bess (1927) based on books by husband DuBose Heyward. 1890 1961 Wooster Himes, Chester popular fiction If He Hollers Let Him Go (1945); creator of first black detective series. 1909 1984 MO/Cleveland Hockenberry, John journalist A River Out of Eden (2001); Dateline NBC correspondent.<br><br> 1956 -- Dayton Hopwood, Avery playwright Called the "Neil Simon of the Roaring Twenties" by New York Times. 1882 1928 Cleveland Horwitz, Murray playwright Co-author of Broadway musical Ain't Misbehavin'; lyricist. 1949 -- Dayton Houston, Pam fiction Sight Hound (2005).<br><br> 1962 -- NJ/Cincinnati Howard, Richard poet Pulitzer for Untitled Subjects in 1970; National Book Critics Circle 2003 Lifetime Achievement Award. 1929 -- Cleveland Howard, Roy Wilson publisher Scripps Howard news organization; 1961 Ohioana Career Award. 1883 1964 Gano Howe, Henry historian Historical Collections of Ohio (1896).<br><br> 1816 1893 CT/Cincinnati Howells, William Dean author The Rise of Silas Lapham (1885); known as the "Dean of American Letters." 1837 1920 Martins Ferry Hubbard, Frank McKinney "Kin" humorist Abe Martin's Sayings and Sketches (1915). 1868 1930 Bellefontaine Huck, Charlotte children's The Black Bull of Norway (2001); authority on children's literature and a reteller of tales. 1922 2005 IL/Columbus Hudgins, Andrew poet Ecstatic in the Poison (2003); 1997 Krout Poetry Award.<br><br> 1951 -- TX/Columbus Hughes, Langston poet/ playwright Distinctive career in poetry, fiction, and drama; integral figure in the Harlem Renaissance. 1902 1967 MO/Cleveland Hunter, Dard printer My Life with Paper (1958); papermaker and publisher of handmade books; 1944 Ohioana Career Award. 1883 1966 Steubenville Hurst, Fannie popular fiction Wrote popular fiction, some made into movies including Imitation of Life (1933).<br><br> 1889 1968 Hamilton Izant, Grace Goulder journalist Wrote the column "Ohio--Scenes & Citizens." 1893 1984 Cleveland/Hudson Jaffe, Michael Grant fiction Whirlwind (2004); Dance Real Slow (1996) made into movie "A Cool, Dry Place." 1965 -- Cleveland Jakes, John popular fiction Best-selling Kent Family Chronicles (Bicentennial Series) in the 1970's; 2003 Ohioana Pegasus Award. 1932 -- IL/Dayton Johnson, Angela children's Coretta Scott King Award and the Printz Award for The First Part Last (2003); 2003 MacArthur Grant. 1961 -- AL/Kent Johnson, Josephine W.<br><br> fiction Received Pulitzer in 1935 for Now in November. 1910 1990 MO/Cincinnati Kennedy, Adrienne playwright The Ohio State Murders (1992); received Obie Award for Funnyhouse of a Negro (1962/1969). 1931 -- PA/Cleveland Kilbourn, John author Published Ohio's first best-seller Ohio Gazetteer in 1816.<br><br> 1787 1831 CT/Worthington Kiplinger, Willard M. publisher Influential business newsletter Changing Times; 1955 Ohioana Career Award. 1891 1967 Bellefontaine Knebel, Fletcher popular fiction Many political thrillers, including the classic Seven Days in May (1969).<br><br> 1911 1993 Dayton Knight, John S. publisher Founder of Knight-Ridder newspaper empire which was awarded twenty-six Pulitzer Prizes. 1894 1981 WV/Akron Koch, Kenneth poet The Collected Poems of Kenneth Koch (2005); wrote influential books on teaching poetry to children.<br><br> 1925 2002 Cincinnati Kronenberger, Louis Jr. critic Drama critic for Time and anthologist of humor writing; 1967 Ohioana Career Award. 1904 1980 Cincinnati Lapine, James playwright Pulitzer in 1985 for Sunday in the Park with George.<br><br> 1949 -- Mansfield Larson, Edward J. historian Pulitzer Prize in 1998 for Summer for the Gods. 1953 -- Mansfield Lawrence, Jerome playwright Co-wrote Inherit the Wind (1955) and others with Robert E.<br><br> Lee; 1970 Pegasus Award; 1982 Ohioana Career Award. 1915 2004 Cleveland Lee, Robert E. playwright Co-wrote Auntie Mame and others with Jerome Lawrence; 1970 Pegasus Award; 1982 Ohioana Career Award 1918 1994 Elyria Lenski, Lois children's Newbery Medal for Strawberry Girl (1946).<br><br> 1893 1974 Springfield Lewis, J. Partick poetry/ children's Tulip at the Bat(2007); 2004 Alice Louise Wood Award. 1942 -- IN/ Chagrin Falls Locke, David humorist His "Rev.<br><br> Petroleum V. Nasby" was favorite of President Lincoln. 1833 1888 NY/Toledo Logsdon, Gene writer/ naturalist The Lords of Folly (2007); 2000 Ohioana Career Award.<br><br> 1931 -- Tiffin/ Upper Sandusky Macartney, Clarence author More than sixty books on theological topics. 1879 1957 Northwood MacGahan, Januarius journalist War correspondent who reported on Turkish massacres and became a national hero of Bulgaria. 1844 1878 New Lexington Marquis, Albert N.<br><br> publisher Started publishing Who's Who in America in 1899. 1855 1943 Brown County Martin, Herbert Woodward poet Inscribing My Name (2006); Poet-in-Residence at the University of Dayton; 2001 Ohio Governor's Award. 1933 -- AL/Dayton Matthews, William poet After All: Last Poems (1998); 1995 National Book Critics Circle Award.<br><br> 1942 1997 Cincinnati Maxwell, William publisher Published first newspaper in territory in 1793. 1755 1809 NJ/Cincinnati May, Rollo author/ psychologist The Courage to Create (1975); the "father of existential psychotherapy." 1909 -- Ada McCloskey, Robert children's Awarded Caldecott Medal for Make Way for Ducklings (1942) and for Time of Wonder (1958). 1914 2003 Hamilton McCord, Howard poet Howard McCord: The Poems (2002); 1990 Krout Poetry Award.<br><br> 1932 -- OK/Bowling Green McGraw, Erin fiction The Good Life: Stories (2004). 1957 -- CA/Columbus McGuffey, William H. educator Published influential McGuffey Eclectic Readers from 1836 to 1957.<br><br> 1800 1873 PA/Youngstown McIntyre, O. O. "Odd" journalist Started daily column in 500+ papers in 1912.<br><br> 1884 1939 MO/Gallipolis McKenney, Ruth journalist My Sister Eileen (1938) collection of autobiographical stories. 1911 1972 IN/Cleveland Medill, Joseph publisher Editor and owner of Chicago Tribune. 1823 1899 Canada/Stark County Mora, Pat fiction/ poetry Adobe Odes (2006); 2000 Alice Louise Wood Award.<br><br> 1942 -- TX/ Cincinnati Morrison, Toni author Love: A Novel (2003); Nobel Prize for literature in 1993; Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1988 for Beloved. 1931 -- Lorain Mosel, Tad playwright Wrote script for Up the Down Staircase (1967); Pulitzer in 1961 for All the Way Home. 1922 -- Steubenville Moss, Thylias poet Tokyo Butter: Poems (2006); 1996 MacArthur Grant.<br><br> 1954 -- Cleveland Nathan, George Jean critic Co-founded popular American Mercury with H. L. Mencken.<br><br> 1882 1958 IN/Cleveland Naylor, James Ball author/poet Ralph Marlowe (1901) semi-autobiographical novel. 1860 1945 Penn Township Nelson, Marilyn poetry/ children's A Wreath for Emmett Till (2005); Coretta Scott King Award 1946 Cleveland Ness, Evaline children's Caldecott Medal for Sam, Bangs & Moonshine (1967). 1911 1986 Union City Nichols, Dudley screenwriter Refused the Oscar for Best Screenplay in 1935 for The Informer.<br><br> 1895 1960 Wapakoneta Norton, Andre science fiction Star Hunter (2006); recipient of Hugo and Nebula Awards. 1912 2005 Cleveland Norton, William W. publisher Book publisher W.<br><br> W. Norton & Company. 1891 1947 Springfield Notestein, Wallace historian Work on English history recognized by Prime Minister in 1929.<br><br> 1878 1969 Wooster O'Brien, Dan fiction The Indian Agent (2004). 1947 -- Findlay O'Brien, John fiction Novel Leaving Las Vegas (1991) made into an Oscar- winning film. 1961 1994 Cleveland/ Lakewood Ochs, Adolph publisher New York Times from 1896 to 1935 and started book reviews.<br><br> 1858 1935 Cincinnati O'Hare, Anne McCormick journalist First woman to win Pulitzer for foreign correspondence in 1937. 1882 1954 England/ Columbus Oliver, Mary poet Thirst: Poems (2006); Pulitzer Prize in 1984 for American Primitive. 1935 -- Cleveland O'Rourke, P.<br><br> J. journalist/ humorist The C.E.O. of the Sofa (2001); syndicated columnist/ editor for National Lampoon and Rolling Stone.<br><br> 1947 -- Toledo Page, Clarence journalist Pulitzer in 1989 for commentary for the Chicago Tribune. 1947 -- Dayton/ Middletown Patchen, Kenneth poet Cloth of the Tempest (1943); popular on college campuses; known for his "painted poems." 1911 1972 Niles Patterson, Grove publisher Worked at Toledo Blade from 1909 to 1956. 1881 1956 MN/Toledo Peale, Norman Vincent religion/ inspirational New York Times bestseller, The Power of Positive Thinking (1952); 1950 Ohioana Career Award.<br><br> 1898 1993 Bowersville Perry, Eleanor screenwriter Diary of a Mad Housewife (1970); Oscar nomination for David and Lisa in 1962. c1915 1981 Cleveland Perry, Margaret author The Harlem Renaissance (1982). 1933 -- Cincinnati Pettit, Tom journalist Witnessed Lee Harvey Oswald's murder in Dallas in 1963.<br><br> 1931 1995 Cincinnati Piatt, Donn journalist Indicted because of criticism of 1876 presidential election. 1819 1891 Cincinnati Piatt, John James poet Called "the poet of Ohio"; co-authored Poems of Two Friends (1860) with William Dean Howells; married to 1835 1917 IN/North Bend Piatt, Sarah Morgan Bryan poet Wrote 14 books of poetry, including In Primrose Time (1886). 1836 1919 KY/North Bend Pixley, Frank playwright Famous line from 1903 play Prince of Pilsen: "Vas You Effer in Zinzinnati?" 1867 1919 Richfield Plagemann, Bentz humorist A World of Difference (1969); author of over a dozen books.<br><br> 1913 1991 Springfield Plumly, Stanley poet Now That My Father Lies Down Beside Me: New & Selected Poems 1970-2000 (2000); 2004 Krout Poetry 1939 -- Barnesville Powell, Dawn fiction The Golden Spur (1962); often compared to Dorothy Parker; wrote of life in Ohio and in New York City. 1896 1965 Mt. Gilead Prescott, Orville author/ literary critic Lords of Italy (1972); 1974 Ohioana Career Award.<br><br> 1906 1996 Cleveland Pryor, Bonnie children's The House on Maple Street (1984); American Adventure series titles; 1995 Alice Louise Wood Award. 1942 -- CA/ Gambier Reid, Whitelaw journalist Named editor-in-chief of the New York Tribune in 1872. Unsuccessful candidate for Vice President in 1892.<br><br> 1837 1912 Xenia Reiss, James poetry Riff on Six (2003); 2005 Krout Poetry Award. 1941 -- Oxford Reston, James "Scotty" journalist 1945 & 1957 Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington bureau chief for New York Times. 1909 1995 Scotland/Dayton Rhodes, James F.<br><br> historian Pulitzer in 1918 for The History of the Civil War. 1848 1927 Cleveland Richter, Conrad fiction 1951 Pulitzer Prize for The Town. 1890 1968 PA/Cleveland Rosen, Michael J.<br><br> children's Balls! (2006); Elijah's Angel (1992) illus. by Ohioan Aminah Robinson; 1997 Alice Louise Wood Award.<br><br> 1954 -- Columbus Rylant, Cynthia children's Newbery Medal for Missing May (1993); Boston Globe Horn Book Honor for God Went to Beauty School (2003) 1954 -- VA/Kent Sanders, Marlene journalist Among first women broadcasters on national level. 1931 -- Cleveland Sanders, Scott Russell fiction/ nonfiction A Private History of Awe (2006). 1945 -- TN/Ravenna Santmyer, Helen Hooven fiction New York Times #1 best seller &And Ladies of the Club (1982).<br><br> 1895 1986 Cincinnati/ Xenia Schaefer, Jack fiction Wrote Western classic Shane (1949); Newbery Honor for Old Ramon (1960). 1907 1991 Cleveland Schlesinger, Arthur Jr. historian Pulitzer Prize for A Thousand Days (1996) and The Age of Jackson (1946); 1992 Ohioana Career Award.<br><br> 1917 -- Columbus Schlesinger, Arthur Sr. historian Focused on social and cultural history of the United States. 1888 1965 Xenia/ Columbus Seitz, Don Carlos journalist Worked for the New York World and wrote many biographies.<br><br> 1862 1925 Portage Seltzer, Louis B. journalist Journalist, editor, and author; known as "Mr. Cleveland"; 1964 Ohioana Career Award.<br><br> 1897 1980 Cleveland Selwyn, Edgar playwright One of the founders of Metro Goldwyn Mayer, or MGM. 1875 1944 Cincinnati Shellabarger, Samuel author Captain from Castile (1945) was published in 18 languages. 1888 1954 DC/Columbus Shulman, Alix Kates author A Good Enough Daughter: A Memoir (1999); Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen (1972/1997) 1932 -- Cleveland Shuster, Joe cartoonist Co-creator of Superman.<br><br> 1914 1992 Canada/ Cleveland Siegel, Jerry cartoonist Co-creator of Superman. 1914 1996 Cleveland Sinclair, Jo fiction Wasteland (1946); real name Ruth Seid. 1913 1995 NY/Cleveland Smart, Charles Allen author R.F.D (1938/1998), set in Chillicothe.<br><br> 1904 1967 Cleveland Smith, Larry poet/editor A River Remains (2006); editor of Bottom Dog Press; 1999 Krout Poetry Award. 1943 -- Mingo Junction/ Huron Spires, Elizabeth poet Now the Green Blade Rises (2002). 1952 -- Lancaster/ Circleville Spock, Benjamin physician Dr.<br><br> Spock's Baby and Child Care (1946/revised 1992) sold more than 40 million copies. 1903 1998 CT/Cleveland Steinem, Gloria journalist Feminist and co-founder of Ms. Magazine; 1998 Pegasus Award.<br><br> 1934 -- Toledo Stevenson, Burton fiction Led campaign for books for soldiers during World War I; 1949 Ohioana Career Award. 1872 1962 Chillicothe Stewart, Donald Ogden screenwriter Oscar for Best Screenplay in 1940 for Philadelphia Story. 1894 1980 Columbus Stine, R.<br><br> L. children's Author of best-selling Fear Street and Goosebumps series; 1999 Ohioana Career Award. 1943 -- Columbus Stowe, Harriet Beecher fiction Wrote influential 1852 novel Uncle Tom's Cabin.<br><br> 1811 1896 CT/Cincinnati Strong, Anna Louise journalist Sent reports to U.S. from inside Soviet Union and Red China. 1885 1970 NE/Mount Vernon Summers, Hollis poetry Start from Home (1972); 1987 Krout Poetry Award 1916 -- KY/ Athens Taylor, Mildred D.<br><br> children's Coretta Scott King Award for The Land (2001); Newbery Medal for Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (1976). 1943 -- MS/Toledo Taylor, Peter fiction Pulitzer in 1987 for A Summons to Memphis. 1917 1994 Columbus/ Gambier Thomas, Lowell journalist So Long Until Tomorrow & (1977); With Lawrence in Arabia (1924); 1951 Ohioana Career Award.<br><br> 1892 1981 Woodington Thurber, James humorist Secret Life of Walter Mitty and other humorous stories; wrote for the New Yorker for most of his career. 1894 1961 Columbus Torrence, Ridgely playwright 1917 collection Plays for a Negro Theater; 1949 Ohioana Career Award. 1875 1950 Xenia Tourgee, Albion W.<br><br> author A Fool's Errand by One of the Fools (1879); judge and civil rights activist in the south. 1838 1905 Williamsfield Trawick, Leonard poet Beast Morphs (1994); 1994 Krout Poetry Award. 1933 -- AL/Cleveland Heights Turner, Alberta poet Tomorrow Is a Tight Fist (2001); 1986 Krout Poetry Award.<br><br> 1919 2003 NY/Oberlin Upadhyay, Samrat fiction The Royal Ghosts (2006); 2001 Whiting Writer's Award; 1992 Walter Rumsey Marvin Grant. ???? -- Nepal/ Cleveland Van Anda, Carr journalist Managing editor of New York Times during Titanic disaster.<br><br> 1864 1945 Georgetown Wagnalls, Adam W publisher One half of Funk & Wagnalls publishing empire. 1843 1924 Lithopolis Wagoner, David poet Good Morning and Good Night (2005). 1926 -- Massillon Wahl, Jan children's Pleasant Fieldmouse (2005); 2005 Alice Louise Wood Award.<br><br> 1933 -- Columbus/ Toledo Wallace, Robert poetry Girlfriends and Wives (1984); 1992 Krout Poetry Award 1932 1999 MO/ Cleveland Ward, David S. screenwriter Oscar for Original Screenplay in 1973 for The Sting. 1945 -- RI/Cleveland White, Edmund fiction My Lives: An Autobiography (2006).<br><br> 1940 -- Cincinnati Whittlesey, Charles historian/ science Many books about Ohio geology; surveyed works of the Mound Builders. 1808 1886 CT/Tallmadge Wiley, Hugh detective Created Chinese detective James Lee Wong, who was basis for film series. 1884 1968 Zanesville Williams, Ben Ames fiction The Unconquered (1953); 1948 Ohioana Career Award.<br><br> 1889 1953 MS/ Jackson Wilner, Eleanor poet The Girl with Bees in Her Hair (2004); 1991 MacArthur Grant. 1937 -- Cleveland Wilson, Earl journalist Syndicated entertainment column "It Happened Last Night." 1907 1987 Rockford Woodson, Jacqueline fiction/ children's Coretta Scott King Award for Miracles Boys (2000); Newbery Honor for Show Way (2005). 1963 -- Columbus Wright, James poet Pulitzer in 1972 for Collected Poems.<br><br> 1927 1980 Martins Ferry Young, David poet Black Lab (2006); 1988 Krout Poetry Award. 1936 -- IA/Oberlin Zelazny, Roger science fiction The Chronicles of Amber Series; Hugo and Nebula Awards. 1937 1995 Euclid<br><br>