Authors with Tucson Connections

The authors listed below have connections to Tucson or Southern Arizona. To learn more about them check PCPL's online resources for Biographies.

Born in Tucson

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

Died in Tucson

Abbey, Edwardopens a new window (1927-1989) American writer, environmentalist
Angier, Bradfordopens a new window (1910-1997) American writer
Blake, Michaelopens a new window (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 Stuckopens a new window (1920-1995) American writer
Gurney, J. Eric (? -1992) Cartoonist, illustrator and Canadian writer
Haury, Emil Walteropens a new window (1904-1992) Archaeologist, anthropologist, educator and writer)
Ingalls, Jeremy (1911-2000) American writer
Johnson, Enidopens a new window (1892-1969) American writer
Nye, Nelson Coralopens a new window (1907-1997) American writer
Oberman, Heiko Augustinus (1930-2001) Dutch writer
Roemer, William F., Jr. (1926-1996) American writer
Schellie, Donopens a new window (1932-1993) American writer
Sonnichsen, C. L.opens a new window (1901-1991) American writer
Speare, Elizabeth Georgeopens a new window (1908-1994) American writer
Tate, Velma (1913-1997) American writer
Vicker, Ray (1917-2000) Journalist, author

Has Lived, or Currently Lives, in Tucson

Aiopens a new window (1947-2010) American writer and poet
Arthur, Karl (1952- ) American writer
Baldwin, Gordon C.opens a new window (1908-1983) American writer
Baylor, Byrdopens a new window (1924- ) American writer
Bowden, Charlesopens a new window (1945-2014) American writer, journalist
Bowers, Janice Emilyopens a new window (1950- ) American writer
Bradbury, Rayopens a new window (1920-2012) American writer
Brown, Joseph Paul Summers (1930- ) American writer
Caldwell, Erskine (1903-1987) American writer
Deming, Alison Hawthorneopens a new window (1946- ) American writer, poet
Doss, Helen Grigsby (1915-2013) English writer
Finney, Charles G.opens a new window (1905-1984) American writer
Fontana, Bernard Leeopens a new window (1931-2016 ) American writer, historian
Hammer, Larry    Fantasy author.
Hubka, Betty (Josephine Morgan) (1924) American writer
Iserson, Kenneth Victoropens a new window (1949- ) American writer, physician
Jance, Judith Annopens a new window (1944- ) Lives in Tucson part-time.
Jernigan, Gisela Evelynopens a new window (1948- ) American writer
Kingsolver, Barbaraopens a new window (1955- ) Novelist Lived in Tucson from 1977-2004.
Levy, David H.opens a new window (1948- ) Writer astronomer
Lowell, Susanopens a new window (1950- ) Mexican writer
McKiernan, Dennis L. (1932- ) Science Fiction/Fantasy author
Mettler, Barbara (1907-2002) Dancer, educator, filmmaker, writer
Momaday, N. Scott (1934- ) Novelist, Poet
Orlen, Steve (1942- ) American writer
Russ, Joanna (1937-2011) Science Fiction author
Sharmat Marjorie Weinman (1928- ) 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 Lives part of the year in Tucson and the other part in the United Kingdom.
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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