Book spines: Who Comes to Kings Moutain?; The Heart Calls Home; Gateway; Beach Music

Books by South Carolina authors.

Meet historical and contemporary authors and illustrators who have worked and lived in South Carolina.

Meet authors with connections to South Carolina. Which authors have lived in your city or county?

South Carolina Authors A-L

  • Pat Conroy
    Pat Conroy is a famous South Carolina author who has written many popular books such as The Prince of Tides.
  • Dorothea Benton Frank
    Dorothea Benton Frank was born and raised on Sullivan’s Island and has written several novels set in the Lowcountry.
  • Vertamae Grosvenor
    Vertamae Grosvenor has written many books, essays, and poems on the Gullah and Geechee way of life.
  • Edwin Dubose Heyward
    Read a biography of Dubose Heyward, author of Porgy and the children's book The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes.
  • John Jakes
    John Jakes is a contemporary novelist that has lived in and written about South Carolina.

South Carolina Authors M-Z

  • Carrie Allen McCray
    Meet this African-American South Carolina author who has written poems, books, and a first-person memoir of her life.
  • Julia Peterkin 
    Julia Peterkin wrote about African-American life, plantation culture, and southern society.
  • Josephine Lyons Scott Pinckney
    Meet Josephine Pinckney, a SC writer who played a major role in the Charleston Renaissance.
  • Archibald Rutledge
    Learn about this famous naturalist writer who was also the first poet laureate of South Carolina.
  • Dori Sanders
    Meet Dori Sanders, a peach farmer from York County, who wrote the best-selling book Clover.
  • Lily Strickland
    Lily Strickland published many musical works, essays, and paintings influenced by her time spent in Africa and Asia.
  • Dorothy Perry Thompson
    Read the biography of this African-American poet and teacher.