Meet authors who were born in South Carolina. Learn about their books and writing process.

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Dinah Johnson | National Book Month
Dinah Johnson | National Book Month

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Dinah Johnson is a children's book author and a professor of English who specializes in African-American children's literature. In Dinah Johnson's book, All Around Town, we experience the lives of...
Betsy Byars' Books | National Book Month
Betsy Byars' Books | National Book Month

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Books by Betsy Byars: The Midnight Fox Trouble River The Summer of the Swans The House of Wings The Winged Colt of Casa Mia The 18th Emergency After the Goat Man The TV Kid The Pinballs The Cartoonist...
Betsy Byars | National Book Month
Betsy Byars | National Book Month

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Betsy Byars is an author of over 60 books for young people. Her book Summer of the Swans won the Newbery medal in 1971, and her works have been translated into nineteen different languages! Betsy and...
Everett, Percival | South Carolina Public Radio
Everett, Percival | South Carolina Public Radio

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“E” is for Everett, Percival [b. 1956]. Everett grew up in Columbia. He drew on his experiences as a young African American growing up in Columbia in his first novel, Suder. The critical success of...
Carolina Style | Palmetto Special
Carolina Style | Palmetto Special

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This lesson is a brief survey of the art, architecture, literature and theatre of South Carolina. It opens with a series of skits where "comedic characters" "put down" South Carolina's interest in...