Authors with Tucson Connections

The authors listed below have connections to Tucson or Southern Arizona. To learn more about them check our E-Library's online resources for Biographies. Look for their books in our catalog.

Born in Tucson

Alexander, Sue (1933-2008) American writer
Allen, Rupert Clyde (1927-2008) American writer
Martin, Patricia Preciado (1939- ) American writer

Died in Tucson

Abbey, Edward (1927-1989) American writer, environmentalist
Angier, Bradford (1910-1997) American writer
Blake, Michael (1943-2015) American writer, screenwriter
Bok, Bart Jan (1906-1983) Astronomer, educator, and author
Bordes, Francois (1919-1981) Archeologist, educator, and author
Bradley, Donald A. (1925-1974) scientific researcher, astrologer, and writer
Franken, Rose (Dorothy) (1895? -1988) American writer
Gordon, Gordon (1906-2002) American writer, screenwriter
Gordon, Mildred (1912-1979) Editor, screenwriter, and author
Gray, Genevieve Stuck (1920-1995) American writer
Gurney, J. Eric (? -1992) Cartoonist, illustrator and Canadian writer
Haury, Emil Walter (1904-1992) Archaeologist, anthropologist, educator and writer)
Ingalls, Jeremy (1911-2000) American writer
Johnson, Enid (1892-1969) American writer
Nye, Nelson Coral (1907-1997) American writer
Oberman, Heiko Augustinus (1930-2001) Dutch writer
Roemer, William F., Jr. (1926-1996) American writer
Schellie, Don (1932-1993) American writer
Sonnichsen, C. L. (1901-1991) American writer
Speare, Elizabeth George (1908-1994) American writer
Tate, Velma (1913-1997) American writer
Vicker, Ray (1917-2000) Journalist, author

Has Lived, or Currently Lives, in Tucson

Ai (1947-2010) American writer and poet
Arthur, Karl (1952- ) American writer
Baldwin, Gordon C. (1908-1983) American writer
Baylor, Byrd (1924- ) American writer
Bowden, Charles (1945-2014) American writer, journalist
Bowers, Janice Emily (1950- ) American writer, botanist
Bradbury, Ray (1920-2012) American writer
Brown, Joseph Paul Summers (1930- ) American writer
Caldwell, Erskine (1903-1987) American writer
Deming, Alison Hawthorne (1946- ) American writer, poet
Doss, Helen Grigsby (1915-2013) English writer
Finney, Charles G. (1905-1984) American writer
Fontana, Bernard Lee (1931-2016) American writer, historian
Hammer, Larry    Poet, Fantasy author.
Hubka, Betty (Josephine Morgan) (1924-2013) American writer
Iserson, Kenneth Victor (1949- ) American writer, physician
Jance, Judith Ann (1944- ) Lives in Tucson part-time.
Jernigan, Gisela Evelyn (1948- ) American writer
Kingsolver, Barbara (1955- ) Novelist Lived in Tucson from 1977-2004.
Levy, David H. (1948- ) Writer, astronomer
Lowell, Susan (1950- ) Mexican writer
McKiernan, Dennis L. (1932- ) Science Fiction/Fantasy author
Mettler, Barbara (1907-2002) Dancer, educator, filmmaker, writer
Millet, Lydia (1968- ) Novelist
Momaday, N. Scott (1934- ) Novelist, Poet
Orlen, Steve (1942-2010) American writer, poet
Otero, Lydia R. (1955- ) Writer, historian, memoirist
Reid, Kiley (1987- ) Novelist
Russ, Joanna (1937-2011) Science Fiction author
Shane, C. J. (1948- ) Mystery author
Sharmat Marjorie Weinman (1928-2019) American writer
Shelton, Richard (1933- ) American writer, poet
Simner, Janni Lee (1968- ) Fantasy author
Story, Ronald D. (1946- ) American writer
Tarr, Judith (1955- ) Fantasy author
Vornholt, John (1951- ) Science Fiction/Fantasy author
Weil, Andrew (1942- ) American writer, physician
Wells, Catherine (1952- ) American writer
Windling, Terri (1958- ) Fantasy author
Woodin, Ann (1926-2017) Author
Wright, Harold Bell (1872-1944) American writer
Zepeda, Ofelia (1954- ) American writer, poet


Newspaper articles from the Arizona Daily Star, the Tucson Citizen, and the New York Times. Various online sources.

"Vaya Con Dios, Tucson."  Arizona Daily Star. May 9, 2004. Page B7. (About Barbara Kingsolver)

Almanac of famous people: a comprehensive reference guide to more than 30,000 famous and infamous newsmakers from Biblical times to the present. Detroit, Mich.: Gale Research Co., c1998. Edition 6th ed.

Gale Biography Resource Center, Gale Biography in Context, and Literature Resource Center - Writer and Author Biographies | Found at Online Resources - Biographies

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