Turtle Tracks book cover by Sally Harman Plowden

"Turtle Tracks" by Sally Harman Plowden. Illustrated by Tee Plowden.

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

Lists of South Carolina Authors

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

South Carolina Authors from A to Z

Here are a few of the authors from South Carolina that have become well-known far beyond the borders of our state.

  • Mary Boykin Chesnut 
    Meet the author of a famous diary written during the Civil War.
  • Pat Conroy
    Pat Conroy is a famous South Carolina author who has written many popular books such as The Prince of Tides.
  • Vertamae Grosvenor
    Vertamae Grosvenor has written many books, essays, and poems on the Gullah and Geechee way of life.
  • Edwin Dubose Heyward
    Dubose Heyward was a Charleston author who wrote Porgy, which the musical Porgy & Bess was based on.
  • 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.