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Welcome to our "Georgia Writers" page

Early on we realized that we had to have some criteria or some definition of who we would include on this page as a "Georgia Writer." And we wanted to be fairly inclusive without going overboard. So we came up with the following

For our purposes a "Georgia Writer" is a published writer who:

  1. Was born in the state of Georgia.

  2. Lives in the state of Georgia.

  3. Writes about the state of Georgia

  4. Whether deceased or living, were long time residents of Georgia and whose work reflects this in some way.

  5. Writers who have lived in Georgia, who want to be considered Georgia Writers and want to be included on this page.

My mother, and business partner, has devoted a great deal of time and research into preparing a text list of Georgia Writers. She has gathered this information from Georgia Libraries, other online sources and sites, and a lot of digging around. This list is posted below in TXT format for anyone to view or download. Please realize that because we draw this information from many sources and often don't have another source with which to verify the information, this list is and will always be a work in progress. If you know of a writer we should include, or know some of our information to be incorrect, PLEASE TELL US ABOUT IT! We want to offer to everyone the most comprehensive information about Georgia Writers on the World Wide Web, and we appreciate all the help we can get.

OUR GEORGIA WRITERS FILE (gawritrs.txt 236 kb)  

Or in three smaller files

  1. A through C (auth_a2d 67 kb)
  2. D through L (auth_d2m 82 kb)
  3. M through Z (auth_m2z 87 kb)

See our links page for more online resources for Georgia Writer information.

See the below links to Georgia Writers who have pages devoted to them online. We are always looking and finding more writers to add. Again, if you know of a page about a Georgia writer, send us the link! We will be glad to include it on our pages. Thanks, Enjoy.

Select the links below to view web pages devoted to your favorite Georgia Authors. These pages are not maintained by us, and therefore you will have to use your BACK button to return to this site.
Be sure to let the operators know if you enjoy their sites. Maintaining a page is a bit of work, and most of these guys are motivated only by a desire to share with YOU something they have enjoyed.
Conrad Aiken
Poet and novelist, born in Savannah, Gerorgia,. Conrad Aiken studied at Harvard, and made his name with his first collection of verse, Earth Triumphant (1914). His Selected Poems was awarded the 1930 Pulitzer Prize. He also wrote short stories and novels, including the autobiographical novel Ushant (1952). He was Poet Laureate of Georgia, 1963-1973.

Joyce Knight Blackburn

A long time resident of St. Simons Island, GA this author wrote the Suki series, Phoebe's Secret Diary, and many other historical novels for children and young readers

Daniel Boorstin

This Atlanta born historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author has lectured, written, and published extensive works on American culture, politics, and society.
An interview with the author
His books

Edgar Bowers

Edgar Bowers was born in 1924 in Rome, Georgia.  Some of this poets published works are  Collected Poems; For Louis Pasteur, which won the Bollingen Prize for Poetry; and Living Together;

The Knitting Circle

News From the Writing World (obit)

Erskine Caldwell

Born in 1903 in the White Oak community in Coweta County, southwest of Atlanta, GA, this author wrote many popular novels including Tobacco Road, God's Little Acre and You Have Seen Their Faces.
Erskine Caldwell Birthplace & Museum
Augusta Chronicle Article
Photo by Charles C. Connor

Beverly Connor

A resident of Oglethorpe County, Georgia this Archaeologist/Mystery writer authored A Rumour of Bones, Questionable Remains, Dressed to Die, and her latest Skeleton Crew.

Pat Conroy

This contemporary author born in Atlanta, Ga. wrote The Prince of Tides, Beach Music, and The Great Santini.
An Interview with Conroy
Another Pat Conroy Bio

Jackie K. Cooper

Jackie K. Cooper was born in South Carolina and now lives in Georgia.  Cooper has lived an exceptionally interesting life and portions of it were contained in his first book Journey Of A Gentle Southern Man. Now the journey continues in Chances and Choices.

Another brief bio.

Harry Crews

Born in Bacon County, Georgia this southern author is responsible for such works as The Gospel Singer, A Feast of Snakes, All We Need of Hell, and The Mulching of America: a novel
Harry Crews-A large and startling figure

Harry Crews.com

Carmen Deedy

Georgia’s Children’s Author of the Year in 1993  - Carmen Deedy is both author and storyteller. Some of her written works are The Secret of Old Zeb, The Last Dance, Tree-Man, Agatha's Feather Bed, The Library Dragon, andThe Yellow Star.

Magic City Conjurers

Tom Deitz 

. . . grew up in Young Harris, Georgia, and earned bachelor of arts and master of arts degrees from the University of Georgia. He is an award winning fantasy author who has published a number of novels--The Gryphon King, Above the Lower Sky, and Dreambuilder, to name a few.

Another Tom Deitz site

Nora Deloach

Resident of Decatur, GA, this the contemporary author writes the delightful "MAMA" mysteries -- Mama Solves a Murder, Mama Traps a Killer, Mama Saves a Victim, and Mama Stalks the Past.

Author's Den site

James Dickey

Born in Buckhead, GA, this poet, novelist, and essayist is probably best known for his poetry and the novel Deliverance. His other novels include Alnilam (1987) and To the White Sea (1993). Some of his awards include the National Book Award for poetry and the Melville Cane Award of the Poetry Society of America.
A good site with partial bibliography
Putna's James Dickey Page
Bio at Corrington Award site
"The Shark's Parlor"

William Diehl

This resident of Georgia, who began his writing career at the age of 50, wrote such well known mystery/thrillers as Sharkey's Machine, Primal Fear, and Show of Evil.
Another Diehl page

Julien Green

This Paris born Ante-bellum author, wrote numerous short stories, plays, novels, essays, and autobiographical works about the South.

Linda W. Harrell

A contemporary Romance Novelist and Poet, this author wrote the Cajun Queen series, and The Cotton Sack.
Another Linda W. Harrell site

Joel Chandler Harris

(1848-1908), American writer, famous as the creator of the "Uncle Remus" tales. Harris was born in Eatonton, Georgia.

Another Joel Chandler Harris site

Stan Hayes

Stan Hayes has written the humorous novel, The Rough English Equivalent, and promises more. . . 


Teri Holbrook

Teri Holbrook, Atlanta native, Journalist, and Mystery Writer has written two crime novels -- A Far and Deadly Cry and The Grass Widow.

Mary Hood

Mary Hood is the author of two collections of stories, How Far She Went, winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction, and And Venus Is Blue. Her most recent publication is the novel, Familiar Heat. She lives outside Woodstock, Georgia.
A Brief Bio at Berry College
On Being a Southern Writer -by Mary Hood

Robert Latimer Hurst

This Waycross Georgia native has two published books about Southeast Georgia and Northeast Florida in print. This Magic Wilderness: Parts I & II, and, At Random In The Wilderness.

a site about his books

Judy and Takis Iakovou

Authors Judy and Takis Iakovou, current longtime residents of Athens, Georgia are the creators of the Nick and Julia Lambros Mysteries -- Go Close Against The Enemy and So Dear To Wicked Men.

Jack P. Jones

This resident of Dodge County, Georgia has written many Westerns as well as other fiction.  He has also written several excellent non-fiction works in the How - To genre.

Gail Langer Karwoski

Gail Langer Karwoski writes historical fiction for young readers.  Her books, Seaman, the Dog Who Explored the West with Lewis and Clark,   Surviving Jamestown: The Adventures of Young Sam Collier, and The Tree that Owns Itself and Other Adventure Tales from Georgia's Past are highly admired and enjoyed by children of all ages.

Sidney Clopton Lanier

Sidney Clopton Lanier was born February 3, 1842, in Macon, Georgia. Poet Laureate of the Confederacy, he wrote "The Marshes of Glynn" and the novel Tiger-Lilies.
Another Sidney Lanier site

Virginia Lanier

Virginia Rudd Lanier was born in Madison County, Florida, and is currently a resident of Southeast Georgia. She has written, Death In Bloodhound Red and The House On Bloodhound Lane, among others.

Rebecca Hagan Lee

Rebecca Hagan Lee is the author of several best-selling romances, Whisper Always, Gossamer, and A Hint of Heather. She lives in south Georgia.

Carson McCullers

Born in Columbus, Georgia this southern author has enriched us with such works as The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter, The Member of the Wedding, Reflections In A Golden Eye, and The Ballad of the Sad Cafe'
Another Carson McCullers Site
Another Carson McCullers Site
Another Carson McCullers Site
Georgia Women of Achievement

Caroline Miller

Born in Waycross, Georgia this southern author won the Pulitzer prize in 1934 for Lamb in His Bosom.
An article about the author by niece, Joanne Lott Bishop

Margaret Mitchell

The author of the best-selling novel of all time, Margaret Munnerlyn Mitchell, was born Nov. 8, 1900 in Atlanta.
An Extensive Biography

Flannery O'Conner

Famous for her short stories, also wrote the novel Wiseblood. O'Conner was born in Savannah, Georgia.

Another Flannery O'Conner site
Georgia Women of Achievement Bio
Books & Writers O'Conner site

Ludlow Porch

This Georgia author and humorist has written numerous books - Jonas Wilkerson Was A Gravy Suckin' Pig, We're All In This Alone, and others.

Eugenia Price

A long time resident of St. Simons Island, GA this author wrote Savannah, Stranger in Savannah, and many other novels and nonfiction works.
Another page at the same site

Celestine Sibley

Celestine Sibley was the author of more than twenty books, including A Plague of Kinfolks, Straight as an Arrow, Ah, Sweet Mystery, and Dire Happenings at Scratch Ankle. She was a resident of Atlanta, Georgia.
The Southerner | Fall Passing

Anne Rivers Siddons

Born in Fairburn, Georgia, this author has written many novels, Peachtree Road, Fault Lines, and her latest Low Country. She lives with her husband, Heyward, and divides her time between Atlanta and Maine.
Harper Collins site

Bookpage Interview

Patricia Sprinkle


Currently an Atlanta resident,  is the author of several mystery series: the Sheila Travis series  and the Maclaren Yarbrough series.  Longtime resident of the Southeast, she had just released her latest : Who Let That Killer In The House 


A review of newest release

Kathy Hogan Trocheck


Atlanta novelist  is the author of eight mysteries, including the highly acclaimed Callahan Garrity and Truman Kicklighter series.

Kathy Hogan Trocheck on Mystery Net

Alice Walker

African-American novelist and poet; born in Eatonton, Ga. wrote In Love & Trouble and The Color Purple.
Alice Walker - Womanist Writer

Fred Willard

This photojournalist turned novelist has written a mystery set in the grittier side of downtown Atlanta, Down On Ponce.

Ed Williams


This Juliette, Georgian is the author of the book Sex, Dead Dogs, and Me - The Juliette Journals.

And his website is guaranteed for half a dozen chuckles.


This page lat updated on Monday, June 23, 2003 08:11:54 PM

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