2024 Book Festival Authors

Learn more about the books, authors, & illustrators featured at this year’s Ohioana Book Festival!

Join us this year at Columbus Metropolitan Library’s Main Library on April 20th, 10:30am-5pm!

PARKING INFO: Click here to see where you can park for FREE on April 20!

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View All 2024 Author Bios

Hanif Abdurraqib
Nonfiction
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Jeff Alt
Middle Grade
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Breshea Anglen
Young Adult
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Kalynn Applewhite
Fiction
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David Arnold
Young Adult
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 Jashar Awan
Juvenile
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Karina Bartow
Fiction
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Tom Batiuk
Fiction
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S.F. Baumgartner
Fiction
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Jenn Bishop
Middle Grade
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Keturah A. Bobo
Juvenile
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Jane Bond
Nonfiction
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Lindsay Bonilla
Juvenile
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Tim Bowers
Juvenile
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Kristy Boyce
Young Adult
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Zoë Brigley
Poetry
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H.M.S. Brown
Fiction
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Tiara J. Brown
Young Adult
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Richard W. Burry
Nonfiction
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Marcy Campbell
Juvenile
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Jamie C. Capuzza
Nonfiction
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Mary Kay Carson
Middle Grade
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e.E. Charlton-Trujillo
Juvenile
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Cinda Williams Chima
Young Adult
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Renee Casteel Cook
Nonfiction
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Namara L. Dafney
Nonfiction
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Keila V. Dawson
Juvenile
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Darren C. Demaree
Poetry
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Athena Dixon
Nonfiction
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Jeffrey Ebbeler
Juvenile
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Tameka N. Ellington
Nonfiction
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Annie Hunter Eriksen
Juvenile
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Kelcey Ervick
Nonfiction
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Charlene Fix
Poetry
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Erin Flanagan
Fiction
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Patti Flinn
Fiction
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Amanda Flower
Fiction
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David Giffels
Nonfiction
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MaryAnn Givens-Hayes
Juvenile
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Janyce Denise Glasper
Fiction
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Maxwell I. Gold
Poetry
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Carolyn Grace
Poetry
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D. M. Guay
Fiction
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Kari Gunter-Seymour
Poetry
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Sandra Gurvis
Nonfiction
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Margaret Peterson Haddix
Middle Grade
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S.R.D. Harris & Camryn Brooke
Juvenile
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Anastasia Hastings
Fiction
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Kathryn Haueisen
Fiction
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Anita M. Hessenauer
Poetry
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Leanna Renee Hieber
Fiction
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Will Hillenbrand & Jane Hillenbrand
Juvenile
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Conrade C. Hinds
Nonfiction
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Kate Hoefler
Juvenile
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Michelle Houts
Juvenile
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Anna Lee Huber
Fiction
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M.C. Jeter
Fiction
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Mark Sebastian Jordan
Nonfiction
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Timothy R. W. Jordan
Nonfiction
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Mariel Jungkunz
Juvenile
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John Kachuba
Fiction
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Linda Kass
Fiction
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Aya Khalil
Juvenile
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Daniel Kirk
Juvenile
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Katrina Kittle
Fiction
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Julia Kuo
Juvenile
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Elisa Stone Leahy
Middle Grade
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Terri Libenson
Middle Grade
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Robinson D. Lizano Briceño
Nonfiction
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Amit Majmudar
Nonfiction
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Olivia Matthews
Fiction
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Katie Mazeika
Juvenile
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Mindy McGinnis
Young Adult
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Claire McMillan
Fiction
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Wendy McVicker & Cathy Cultice Lentes
Poetry
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Elise Meyers Walker & David Meyers
Nonfiction
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Patricia Miller
Middle Grade
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Dinara Mirtalipova & Sabrina Makhsimova
Juvenile
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J. P. Mitchell
Juvenile
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Wes Molebash
Middle Grade
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Oge Mora
Juvenile
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Deni Naffziger
Poetry
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Paula Johnson Neal
Juvenile
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Jay Nesbit
Nonfiction
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Cindy Juyoung Ok
Poetry
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Wolfgang Parker & Vilnius Oorte
Middle Grade
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Carlotta Penn & Debbie Rigaud
Juvenile
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Nomar Perez
Juvenile
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Andy J. Pizza & Sophie Miller
Juvenile
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Merrill Rainey
Juvenile
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Raul Ramos y Sanchez
Fiction
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Natalie D. Richards
Middle Grade
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David Rickert
Young Adult
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Sandra Rivers-Gill
Poetry
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Blythe Russo
Juvenile
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Jillian Scudder
Nonfiction
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Erik Jon Slangerup
Middle Grade
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Lucy A. Snyder
Fiction
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Sarah Stankorb
Nonfiction
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Jessica Strawser
Fiction
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Tracy Subisak
Juvenile
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Joe Sutphin
Young Adult
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Jordan Riley Swan
Young Adult
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Nita Sweeney
Nonfiction
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Rich J. Tilley & Zachary D. Tilley
Fiction
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Lynn Tramonte
Nonfiction
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Jane Ann Turzillo
Nonfiction
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Thrity Umrigar
Fiction
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Carmella Van Vleet
Juvenile
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Andrea Wang
Middle Grade
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Jessica Weyer-Bentley
Poetry
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Ashley Willow
Fiction
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Jacqueline Woodson
Middle Grade
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