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.
A small list of Michigan Authors
Here is a list of some past Michigan Authors
- Jonathan Rand – author of Michigan Chillers books
- Terry McMillan – Ever wonder how Stella Got her Groove Back? This Michigan-born author tells you that and a lot more in her novels.
- 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,
- 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.
- Jim Harrison – hello, Legends of the Fall anyone? Among other novels he has also written the True North and The Great Leader.
- 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.
- Christopher Paul Curtis – his 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!
- Max Apple – He wrote novels, but is probably better known for writing the scripts for The Air Up There starring Kevin Bacon and Roommates (based on his 1994 biography Roommates: My Grandfather’s Story).
- Saladin Ahmed – who wrote Throne of the Crescent Moon was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novel and won the Locus Award for Best First Novel
- James Oliver Curwood – wrote books like The Rivers End (free on Kindle!)
Bonus! A few books about specific Michigan areas
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!