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Savannah Authors

Some Savannah authors whose published works are Collected in Lane Library's Florence Powell Minis Room:

Conrad Aiken, 1889-1973

Poetry, novels, short stories, literary criticism, history, autobiography. See Aiken's entries in The New Georgia Encyclopedia and Contemporary Authors. Search Lane Library's catalog for Aiken's works.

John Berendt, 1939-

Lived part time in Savannah for 8 years while writing Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, a nonfiction account of Savannah. See Berendt's entry in Contemporary Authors, as well as The New Georgia Encyclopedia. Search Lane Library's catalog for Berendt's works.

William A. Caruthers, 1802-1846

Search Lane Library's catalog for Caruther's works.

Lonnie Coleman, 1920-

Born William Laurence Coleman in Bartow, GA, moved to Savannah in 1979. Short stories and novels. Author of bestselling Beulah Land trilogy, his last novel, Mark is an autobiographical novel. See Coleman's entry in Contemporary Authors. Search Lane Library's catalog for Coleman's works.

Rosemary Daniell, 1935-

Longtime Savannah resident. Poems, novels, biography and non fiction about creative writing. "I am now especially interested in the problems of women who come from my own Bible Belt background, and conduct a women's writing workshop, 'Zona Rosa', in Savannah, Georgia." Daniell quoted in Contemporary Authors, as well as The New Georgia Encyclopedia. Search Lane Library's catalog for Daniell's works.

Bruce Feiler, 1964-

Born and reared in Savannah. Journalism. See Feiler's entry in Contemporary Authors. Search Lane Library's catalog for Feiler's works.

Arthur Gordon, 1912-2002

Born and reared in Savannah Editor, Freelance writer and novelist. Mr. Gordon's My Tom Sawyer Town is about Savannah. He wrote a history of Savannah Foods. See Gordon's entry in Contemporary Authors, and his obituary in the Savannah Morning News. Search Lane Library's catalog for Gordon's works.

Joel Chandler Harris, 1848-1908

Born in Atlanta, GA, Harris wrote for the Savannah Morning News in the 1870's. Children's fiction, humor, journalism, novels, short stories. See Harris' entries in The New Georgia Encyclopedia and Contemporary Authors. Search Lane Library's catalog for Harris' works.

William Charles Harris, Jr., 1947-

Born in Savannah and lifelong resident, Dr. Harris is a physician and novelist. Search Lane Library's catalog for Harris' works.

Harry Clay Hervey, 1900-1951

Born in Beaumont, TX, resided in Savannah. Hervey and his mother, Jane Louise Davis are buried in Bonaventure Cemetery. His novel The Damned Don't Cry is set in Savannah. Search Lane Library's catalog for Hervey's works.

Richard Jessup, c. 1925-1982

After career as a merchant sailer, wrote thrillers and crime novels. See Jessup's entry in Contemporary Authors. Search Lane Library's catalog for Jessup's works.

Charles C. Jones, Jr., 1831-1893

Born in Savannah. Author of 15 books about history and archaeology in addition to a career in law, military service to the Confederacy and a term as Mayor of Savannah. Jones' letters also form a major part of Robert Mason Myer's collection The Children of Pride (1972). Jones is included in the Dictionary of Georgia Biography, as well as The New Georgia Encyclopedia. Search Lane Library's catalog for Jones' works.

Susie King Taylor, 1848-1912

Born in Liberty Co., lived in Savannah and St. Simons. Ms. Taylor is the Only African American woman to have published a Civil War memoir. See Taylor's entry in the New Georgia Encyclopedia. Search Lane Library's catalog for Taylor's works.

Dorothy Kingery, 1934-

Sociologist and author of More than Mercer House, a nonfiction account of her brother, Jim Willliams career as a "collector and restorationist told through his houses" (p.20.) Dr. Kingery served as a faculty member of University of Georgia and retired from Armstrong Atlantic State University. She has authored numerous academic articles, studies and research reports and directed UGAs Survey Research Center. Dr. Kingery currently consults with Armstrongs Public Service Center. See Lane Library's catalog entry for Kingery's work. See also the Mercer House home page.

Alexander Lawrence, 1906-1979

Born in Savannah and practiced law there until from 1930-1968. U.S. District Court Judge from 1968-1979. Mr. Lawrence Wrote history books, including Storm over Savannah and A Present for Mr. Lincoln. His papers are at the Georgia Historical Society. Search Lane Library's catalog for Lawrence's works.

James Alan McPherson, 1943-

Born and reared in Savannah. Novels, Short Stories. See McPherson's entry in Contemporary Authors, as well as The New Georgia Encyclopedia. Search Lane Library's catalog for McPherson's works.

Charles Mills, 1914-1975

Search Lane Library's catalog for Mills' works.

Ward Morehouse, 1898-1966

Search Lane Library's catalog for Moreshouse's works.

Thomas M. Norwood, 1830-1913

Born in Savannah. Drama critic, playwright and columnist. Search Lane Library's catalog for Norwood's works.

Flannery O'Connor, 1925-1964

Born in Savannah. The Minis Room houses a collection of O'Connor's first editions. O'Connor Collections/Historic Sites:

Also, see O'Connor's entry in the New Georgia Encyclopedia. Search Lane Library's catalog for O'Connor's works.

Marie Conway Oemler, 1879-1932

Lifetime resident of Savannah. Search Lane Library's catalog for Oemler's works.

Eugenia Price, 1916-1996

Born in Charleston, WV. Longtime resident of St. Simons Island, GA. Mainly known for her historical romances set in St. Simons and Savannah and St. Simon and nonfiction about religion. See Price's entry in Contemporary Authors, as well as The New Georgia Encyclopedia. Search Lane Library's catalog for Price's works.

Dr. K(uo) C(heng) Wu, 1903-1984

After a political career in China and as Governor of Formosa from 1949-1953, Dr. Wu immigrated to the United States in 1954. Dr. Wu was professor of history at Armstrong State College from 1965 to 1974. Historian and novelist. Dr. Wus papers are part of Lane Librarys Special Collections. See Wus entry in Contemporary Authors, as well as search the GIL catalog for Wu's work.

The writings of Erskine Caldwell, Anne and Julian Green, and Sidney Lanier have been collected in the Minis Room because of their significance as Georgia authors.

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