Dorinda "Dori" Sanders. Image courtesy of SCPRT.
Meet historical and contemporary authors and illustrators who have worked and lived in South Carolina.
Learn about authors and illustrators who were born or have lived in South Carolina.
- List of SC Authors by County
What authors have lived in your county?
SC Authors A-Z
Here are a few of the authors from South Carolina that became well-known far beyond the borders of our state.
- Betsy Byars
Betsy Byars is an author of children's books who lives in Seneca, South Carolina.
- Pat Conroy
Pat Conroy is a famous South Carolina author who has written many popular books such as The Prince of Tides.
- Edwin Dubose Heyward
Dubose Heyward was a Charleston author who wrote Porgy, the book on which the musical Porgy & Bess was based.
- Peggy Parish
Peggy Parish wrote the Amelia Bedelia children’s book series.
- Joyce Hansen
Joyce Hansen writes contemporary novels for children, as well as historical fiction, exploring the African-American experience.
- Dori Sanders
Dori Sanders is a peach farmer from York County, who wrote the best-selling book Clover.