Have you heard of these Great Michigan Authors?

I’m a bit of a book lover. Really – I am always reading! But, while people know of a few authors who loved Michigan, there are plenty of great Michigan authors that I’d love to make sure YOU knew about. Don’t be afraid to support a Michigan author! This post contains some affiliate links as well.

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Do you love a good book? Do you love Michigan? Here is a list of great Michigan authors.

A small list of Michigan Authors

Here is a list of some past Michigan Authors

  1. Jonathan Rand – author of Michigan Chillers books
  2. Terry McMillan – Ever wonder how Stella Got her Groove Back? This Michigan-born author tells you that and a lot more in her novels.
  3. Chris vanAlsberg – Caldecott Winner for Polar Express, Van Allsburg has written and illustrated about twenty books. His art has also been featured on the covers of an edition of C. S. Lewis’s series The Chronicles of Narnia,
  4. Arthur Miller – playwright and University of Michigan Alum, Miller is best known for his work like The Crucible, and earned himself two Emmy awards and three Tony Awards for his plays.
  5. Jim Harrison – hello, Legends of the Fall anyone? Among other novels he has also written the True North and The Great Leader.
  6. Mitch Albom – He is probably best known for his book, Tuesdays With Morrie, but he also writes for the Detroit newspapers and has additional novels.
  7. Christopher Paul Curtishis best selling books include Bud, Not Buddy, which  won a Newbery Medal and is a Coretta Scott King Award-winning classic, and The Watsons Go to Birmingham–1963.

Here’s a list of some new Michigan authors you should check out, they may not be well-known, yet, but they’re worth taking a look at!

Bonus! A few books about specific Michigan areas

    • A great kid’s book: M is For Mitten by Annie Appleford
    • Written by a former teacher, Y is for Yooper is a cute little book that’s special for those Yoopers, Yooper-transplants and those who just love unique writing

When it comes to Michigan – there’s plenty to learn, plenty to know! These are just a few great books by Michigan authors to get you started on your reading list!