Ohio Author Profiles
Ohio has a rich literary heritage as well as some wonderful contemporary authors. Learn more about them here! You can sort by various categories and see who has participated in our annual book festival by using the category search on the left, or search by keyword (including partial author names) by using the search field on the right.
If you would like to know which Ohio authors and illustrators are available for school and library visits or workshops, visit our School & Library Visits page here.
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An award-winning cartoonist, graphic novelist, and essayist, Ted Rall was born in Massachusetts and grew up in Kettering, Ohio. Rall has been a political cartoonist and op-ed columnist for United Press Syndicate since 1996, his work appearing in more than 100 newspapers around the country, including the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, and the Village Voice. He serves as President of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists. Rall has twice won the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award and in 1996 was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in editorial cartooning. Visit his website: http://rall.com/.
Raul Ramos y Sanchez
Raul Ramos y Sanchez is the author of multiple novels. After a successful twenty-four year career in advertising that included founding an ad agency with offices in Ohio and California, he developed a documentary for public television, Two Americas: The Legacy of our Hemisphere and created http://myimmigrationstory.com/ — an online forum for the U.S.…Read More
Raul Ramos y Sanchez is the author of multiple novels. After a successful twenty-four year career in advertising that included founding an ad agency with offices in Ohio and California, he developed a documentary for public television, Two Americas: The Legacy of our Hemisphere and created http://myimmigrationstory.com/ — an online forum for the U.S. immigrant community. In 2004, Ramos began writing his first novel, America Libre. Along with America Libre, House Divided and Pancho Land make up his Class H Trilogy which was inspired by Ramos’s own escape from Fidel Castro’s Cuba in the early 1960s. Ramos has received numerous awards for his work including: Best Novel Award Winner – International Latino Book Awards, Violet Crown Awards Fiction Finalist, Writers League of Texas, Books Into Movies Award Winner presented by Edward James Olmos, USA Today 2009 Summer Reads Author, LATINA Magazine “10 Hottest Summer Reads” for 2009, #1 among “2011 Top Ten Latino Authors” by http://latinostories.com/, and is listed among “Best Hispanic Writers of the 21st century” by http://www.chacha.com/. Ramos grew up in Miami and moved to Ohio in 1968. Visit Raul on his website, http://www.raulramos.com/.