Wednesday, April 11, 2007

South Carolina Writers

Dorothy Allison (1949- )
Raised in Greenville, SC
Bastard Out of Carolina (1992)

Ruthie Bolton (1961- ) Memoirist
Born and raised in Charleston, SC
Gal: A True Life (1994)

Pat Conroy (1945- )
Lives on Fripp Island, SC
The Great Santini (1976)
The Lords of Discipline (1980)
The Prince of Tides (1986)
Beach Music (1995)
My Losing Season (2002)

John Dunning (1942- )
Raised in Charleston, SC
Bookman Series staring Clifford "Cliff" Janeway

Percival Everett (1956- )
Professor of English at the U of SC
Sorry, Western writer!

Paul Hamilton Hayne (1830/1886) Poet
Born and raised in Charleston, SC

DuBose Heyward (1885/1940)
Born and raised in Charleston, SC
Porgy (1924).

Josephine Humphries (1945- )
Born and raised in Charleston, SC
PEN/Hemingway award for Dreams of Sleep (1985)

Sue Monk Kidd (1948- )
Writer in Residence in Charleston.
The Secret Life of Bees (2002)
The Mermaid Chair (2005)

Cassandra King (1944- )
Lives on Fripp Island, SC
The Sunday Wife (2002)
The Same Sweet Girls (2005)
Queen of Broken Hearts (2007)

Brad Land (???) Memoirist
Currently lives in SC
Goat (2004)

Ed Madden (? - Alive-n-kickin’) Poet
Artist-in-Residence for the SC State Parks

Carrie Allen McCray (???)
Freedom's Child:
Life of a Confederate General's Black Daughter (1998)

Julia Peterkin (1880-1961)
Born in Laurens County, SC
Black April (1927)
Scarlet Sister Mary (1928)
Bright Skin (1932)
Roll, Jordan, Roll (1933)
A Plantation Christmas (1934)

Sheri Reynolds (???)
Born and raised in rural SC
The Rapture of Canaan (1997)
Firefly Cloak (2006)

Dori Sanders (1934- )
Born and Raised Filbert, SC
Clover (1990)
Her Own Place (1993)

Anne Rivers Siddons (1936- )
Lives in Charleston SC
Heartbreak Hotel (1976)
Peachtree Road (1988)
Kings Oak (1990)
Outer Banks (1991)
Up Island (1997)
Low Country (1998)
Islands (2004)
Sweetwater Creek (2005)

William Gilmore Simms (1806-1870)
Born, raised and died in Charleston, SC
The Yemassee (1835)
The Lily and the Totem (1850)
Vasconselos (1853)
The Cassique of Kiawah (1859).

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