Sunday, April 29, 2007

Georgia Writers!

Conrad Aiken (1889-1973)
Born in Savannah, GA
House of Dust (1920)
Won Pulitzer Prize for Poetry (1930)

Erskine Caldwell (1903-1987)
Born in Moreland, GA
Tobacco Road (1932)
God's Little Acre (1933)
Georgia Boy (1943)
The Last Night of Summer (1963)
Deep South (1968) travel writing
With All My Might (1987) autobiography

Pat Conroy (1945- )
Born in Atlanta, GA
The Great Santini (1976)
The Lords of Discipline (1980)
The Prince of Tides (1986)
Beach Music (1995)
My Losing Season (2002) memoir

Harry Crews (1935- )
Born in Bacon County, GA
A Childhood: The Biography of a Place (1978) memoir

James Dickey (1923-1997)
Born in Atlanta, GA
Deliverance (1970)

Joel Chandler Harris (1848-1908)
Born in Eatonton, GA
Uncle Remus: His Songs and His Sayings (1881)

Joshilyn Jackson
Graduated with honors from Georgia State
gods in Alabama (2004)
Between Georgia (2006)

Sue Monk Kidd (1948- )
Grew up in Southwest Georgia
The Secret Life of Bees (2002)
The Mermaid Chair (2005)

John Oliver Killens (1916-1987)
Born in Macon, GA
Youngblood (1956)
And Then We Heard the Thunder (1963)
Black Man's Burden (1965)

Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)
Born in Atlanta, GA
The Measure of a Man (1959)

Sidney Lanier (1842-1881)
Born in Macon, Ga
Poems (1877)

Augustus Baldwin Longstreet (1790-1870)
Born in Augusta, GA
Georgia Scenes (1957)

Carson McCullers (1917-1967)
Born in Columbus, GA
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1940)
Reflections in a Golden Eye (1941)
The Member of the Wedding (1946)
Clock Without Hands (1961)

Caroline Miller (1903-1992)
Born in Waycross, GA
Lamb in His Bosom (1933)
Won Pulitzer Prize (1934)

Margaret Mitchell (1900-1949)
Born in Atlanta, GA
Gone with the Wind (1936)
Won Pulitzer Prize (1937)

Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964)
Born in Savannah, GA
Wise Blood (1952)
The Life You Save May Be Your Own (1953)
A Good Man Is Hard To Find (1955)
The Violent Bear It Away (1960)
Everything That Rises Must Converge (1965)

Byron Herbert Reece (1917-1958) Poet
Born near Blairsville, GA

Ferrol Sams (1922- )
Born in Fayette County, GA
Run with the Horsemen (1982)
When All the World was Young (1991)
The Whisper of the River (1984)

Cynthia Shearer (1955- )
Raised in Alapaha, GA
The Wonder Book of the Air (1996)
The Celestial Jukebox (2005)

Celestine Sibley (1914-1999)
Atlanta reporter (1941-1999)
The Malignant Heart (1957)
Peachtree Street, U.S.A. (1963)
Dear Store (1967)
A Place Called Sweet Apple (1967)
Turned Funny (1988)

Anne Rivers Siddons (1936- )
Born in Atlanta, GA
Peachtree Road (1988)
Kings Oak (1990)
Outerbanks (1991)
Colony (1992)
Low Country (1993)
Downtown (1994)
Faultlines (1995)
Up Island (1997)
Nora, Nora (2000)
Islands (2004)
Sweetwater Creek (2005)

Lillian Smith (1897-1966)
Born in Florida, died in Atlanta, GA
Strange Fruit (1944)

Alice Walker (1944)
Born in Eatonton, GA
The Color Purple (1982)
Pulitzer Prize in 1983
The Temple of My Familiar (1989)

Bailey White (1950- )
Born in Thomasville, GA
Mama Makes Up Her Mind (1994)
Sleeping at the Starlite Motel (1996)
Quite a Year for Plums (1999)

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