Agnes Sligh Turnbull Agnes Sligh Turnbull (October 14, 1888, New Alexandria, Pennsylvania - January 31, 1982, Livingston, New Jersey) was a bestselling American writer, most noted for her works of historical fiction...
Alan Paul (author) Alan Robert Paul (born September 7, 1966) is an American journalist, author, musician, and blogger.
Alfred Kern Alfred Kern (August 8, 1924 – June 2, 2009) was an American novelist and professor.
Alphonso Lingis Alphonso Lingis (born November 23, 1933 in Crete, Illinois) is an American philosopher, writer and translator, currently Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Pennsylvania State University.
Andy Warhol Andy Warhol (August 6, 1928 – February 22, 1987) was an American artist who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art.
Annie Dillard Annie Dillard (born April 30, 1945) is an American author, best known for her narrative prose in both fiction and non-fiction.
August Wilson August Wilson (April 27, 1945 – October 2, 2005) was an American playwright whose work included a series of ten plays, The Pittsburgh Cycle, for which he received two Pulitzer Prizes for Drama.
Augusten Burroughs Augusten Xon Burroughs (born October 23, 1965 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American writer known for his New York Times bestselling memoir Running with Scissors (2002).
Barry Paris Barry Paris (born February 6, 1948) is an author and journalist based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Bartley Campbell Bartley Theodore Campbell (August 12, 1843 – July 30, 1888) was an American playwright of the latter 19th century.
Barton Paul Levenson Barton Paul Levenson (May 9, 1960–present) is an American writer of science fiction, fantasy and the macabre.
Beano Cook Carroll Hoff "Beano" Cook (September 1, 1931 – October 11, 2012) was an American television personality who worked for ESPN. He was a college football historian and commentator.
Ben Lerner Benjamin S. Lerner (born February 4, 1979) is an American poet, novelist, essayist, and critic.
Bill Deasy Bill Deasy is a singer-songwriter, recording artist and author born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Bill Morgan (archivist) Bill Morgan is an American writer, editor and painter, best known for his work as an archivist and bibliographer for public figures such as Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Abbie Hoffman, ...
Bob Carroll, Jr. Bob Carroll Jr. (August 12, 1918 – January 27, 2007) was a television writer notable for his creative role in the series I Love Lucy, the first four seasons of which he wrote with his profes...
Bruce Dobler Bruce Dobler (1939–2010) was an American writer.
Carl Kurlander Carl Kurlander is an American television writer, producer and screenwriter.
Cleo Coyle Cleo Coyle is the pen name for author Alice Alfonsi, who collaborates with her husband Marc Cerasini to write the Coffeehouse Mysteries for Berkley Prime Crime, a division of Penguin Books.
Coleman Jacoby Coleman Jacoby (April 16, 1915 – October 20, 2010) was a comedy writer for radio and television.
Cyrus Townsend Brady Cyrus Townsend (December 20, 1861 – January 24, 1920) was a journalist, historian and adventure writer.
Damian Dressick Damian Dressick (born 1968) is an American author from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
David Bartholomae David J. Bartholomae is an American scholar in composition studies.
David Kalstone David Kalstone (1933 – June 14, 1986), was an American writer and literary critic.
David Leavitt David Leavitt (born June 23, 1961) is an American writer of novels, short stories, and non-fiction.
David McCullough David Gaub McCullough (born July 7, 1933) is an American author, narrator, historian, and lecturer.
David P. Demarest David P. Demarest (November 9, 1931 – October 15, 2011) was an American academic and writer best known for his work on organized labor, social geography, and US working-class literature.
David Scott Milton David Scott Milton (born September 15, 1934) is an American author, playwright, screenwriter, and actor.
David Wellington (author) David Wellington (born 1971) is a contemporary American horror author, best known for his Zombie trilogy.
Davis Grubb Davis Grubb (July 23, 1919 - July 24, 1980) was an American novelist and short story writer.
Dennis Brutus Dennis Vincent Brutus (28 November 1924 – 26 December 2009) was a South African activist, educator, journalist and poet best known for his campaign to have apartheid South Africa banned fro...
Devra Davis Devra Lee Davis (born June 7, 1946, Washington, DC) is an American epidemiologist and writer.
Ed Ochester Edwin Frank Ochester (born 1939) is an American poet and editor.
Edward Cline Edward Cline (born 1946 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American novelist and essayist.
Ellen Litman Ellen Litman (born 1973) is an American novelist.
Eric Burns Eric Burns is an American author, playwright, media critic, and former broadcast journalist.
Florence Parry Heide Florence Parry Heide (February 27, 1919 – October 23, 2011) was a bestselling American children's writer.
Frank Brookhouser Frank Brookhouser (1912–1975) was an American journalist and writer.
Frank Cowan Frank Cowan (December 11, 1844 – February 12, 1905) was an American lawyer, doctor, writer, and former secretary to U.S. President Andrew Johnson.
Gary Graff Gary Graff (born 1960) is an American music journalist and author.
Gene Hong Gene Hong is an American writer, actor and producer.
George S. Kaufman George Simon Kaufman (November 16, 1889 – June 2, 1961) was an American playwright, theatre director and producer, humorist, and drama critic.
George Washington Harris George Washington Harris (March 20, 1814, Allegheny City, Pennsylvania – December 11, 1869, Knoxville, Tennessee) was an American humorist best known for his character, "Sut Lovingood," an...
Gerald Stern Gerald Stern (born February 22, 1925) is an American poet.
Gertrude Stein Gertrude Stein (February 3, 1874 – July 27, 1946) was an American writer of novels, poetry and plays that eschewed the narrative, linear, and temporal conventions of 19th-century literature, and a fervent collector of Modernist art.
Gladys Schmitt Gladys Schmitt was an American writer, editor, and professor.
Gloria Skurzynski Gloria Joan Skurzynski (born July 6, 1930) is an American writer of books for young people, including both fiction and non-fiction.
Gwyn Cready Gwyn Cready (born January 17, 1962) is an American author of romance novels.
Harry Rigby Harry Rigby (born circa 1925 - died January 17, 1985) was a Tony Award-winning American theatre producer and writer.
Harry Rigby (producer) Harry Rigby (c. 1925 – January 17, 1985) was a Tony Award-winning American theatre producer and writer.
Heather Terrell Heather Benedict Terrell is an American novelist and lawyer.
Henry Steele Commager Henry Steele Commager (October 25, 1902 – March 2, 1998) was an American historian who helped define Modern liberalism in the United States for two generations through his forty books and 700 es...
Hervey Allen William Hervey Allen (December 8, 1889 – December 28, 1949) was an American author.
Hilary Masters Hilary Masters (born February 3, 1928) is an American writer.
Howard Fineman Howard Fineman is an American journalist who is editorial director of the AOL Huffington Post Media Group.
Jennifer Haigh Jennifer Haigh is an American novelist and short story writer.
Jennifer Solow Jennifer Solow is an American novelist, author of The Aristobrats and The Booster.
Jerold Starr Jerold M. Starr was an American writer, professor, and social activist.
Jewell Parker Rhodes Jewell Parker Rhodes (b. 1954 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American novelist.
Jim Daniels James Raymond Daniels (born 1956 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American poet and writer.
John DeChancie John DeChancie (born August 3, 1946) is an American author.
John Dickson Carr John Dickson Carr (November 30, 1906 – February 27, 1977) was an American author of detective stories, who also published under the pen names Carter Dickson, Carr Dickson and Roger Fairbairn.
John Edgar Wideman John Edgar Wideman (born June 14, 1941) is an American writer, professor at Brown University, and sits on the contributing editorial board of the literary journal Conjunctions.
John Henry Hopkins, Jr. John Henry Hopkins, Jr. (October 28, 1820 – August 14, 1891) was an American clergyman and hymnist, most famous for composing the song "We Three Kings of Orient Are" in 1857 (even though it does...
John Hoerr John Hoerr is an American journalist and historian best known for his work on organized labor, industry, and politics.
Jonathan Yardley Jonathan Yardley (born 1939) is a book critic at The Washington Post, and at one time of the Washington Star.
Joseph Massucci Joseph Massucci (born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is the author of several bestselling techno-thrillers.
Joseph Wambaugh Joseph Aloysius Wambaugh, Jr. (born January 22, 1937) is a bestselling American writer known for his fictional and non-fictional accounts of police work in the United States.
Lee Gutkind Lee Gutkind (born 1945) is an American writer.
Len Pasquarelli Len Pasquarelli is an American sports writer and analyst with The Sports Xchange and a 25-year veteran of covering the National Football League (NFL).The Sports Xchange is a network of professional, accredited reporters and analysts who cover each team or sport full time.
Leon Edel Joseph Leon Edel (9 September 1907 – 5 September 1997) was a North American literary critic and biographer.
Lester Goran Lester Goran (May 16, 1928 - February 6, 2014) was an American writer best known for his works about growing up poor in his hometown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the neighborhood of Oakland.
Linda Underhill Linda Underhill (February 25, 1952 – February 22, 2011) was an American writer and professor.
Lois Weber Lois Weber (June 13, 1879 – November 13, 1939) was an American silent film actress, screenwriter, producer, and director, who is considered "the most important female director the American film ...
Lori Jakiela Lori Jakiela is the author of a memoir, Miss New York Has Everything.
Lynn Emanuel Lynn Collins Emanuel (born March 14, 1949) is an American poet.
Lynne Rae Perkins Lynne Rae Perkins (born July 31, 1956) is an American writer and illustrator of children's books.
Malcolm Cowley Malcolm Cowley (August 24, 1898 – March 27, 1989) was an American novelist, poet, literary critic, and journalist.
Marc Connelly Marcus Cook Connelly was an American playwright, director, producer, performer, and lyricist.
Marc Nieson Marc Nieson (born in Brooklyn, New York) is an American screenwriter and professor.
Margaret Deland Margaret Deland was an American novelist, short-story writer, and poet.
Margaret Hodges Margaret "Peggy" Hodges was an American writer of books for children.
Martha Grimes Martha Grimes (born May 2, 1931) is an American author of detective fiction.
Martin Delany Martin Robison Delany (May 6, 1812January 24, 1885) was an African-American abolitionist, journalist, physician, and writer, arguably the first proponent of black nationalism; Martin Delany...
Mary Roberts Rinehart Mary Roberts Rinehart (August 12, 1876September 22, 1958) was an American writer, often called the American Agatha Christie, although her first mystery novel was published 14 years before Christie's.
Matt Wrbican Matt Wrbican is an American archivist and authority on the life of the artist Andy Warhol.
Megan McDonald Megan Jo McDonald (born February 28, 1959) is an American children's literature author; her most popular works is the series of books which concern a third grade girl named Judy Moody (written f...
Melanie Craft Melanie Craft (born 1969) is an American romance novelist.
Michael Chabon Michael Chabon (born May 24, 1963) is an American author and "one of the most celebrated writers of his generation," according to The Virginia Quarterly Review.
Michael Krogmann Michael Krogmann is an American writer and Internet personality from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania who is noted for acting in the sardonic "Jaded Journalist" online column and interview series for th...
Michael Luo Michael Luo is an American journalist who currently writes for the New York Times, where he is an investigative reporter.
Michael Musmanno Michael Angelo Musmanno (April 7, 1897 – October 12, 1968) was an American jurist, politician, and naval officer.
Michael Welner Michael Mark Welner, M.D., is an American forensic psychiatrist and Chairman of The Forensic Panel. Welner is best known for his work in sensitive and complex litigation.
Nancy Friday Nancy Colbert Friday (born August 27, 1933 in Pittsburgh) is an American author who has written on the topics of female sexuality and liberation.
Nathaniel Philbrick Nathaniel Philbrick (born 1956) is an American author and a member of the Philbrick literary family.
Nicholas Coles Nicholas J. H. Coles (born 1947 Leeds, England) is a British-American scholar in working-class literature and composition studies, and is Associate Professor of English and Director of Compositi...
Olive Price Olive Price (1903-1991) was an American writer of books and plays for children.
Philip Beard Philip Beard (born 1963) is an American novelist.
Philip Furia Philip George Furia (born November 15, 1943) is an American author and English literature professor.
Rachel Carson Rachel Louise Carson (May 27, 1907 – April 14, 1964) was an American marine biologist and conservationist whose book Silent Spring and other writings are credited with advancing the global environmental movement.
Randall Silvis Randall Silvis (born Clarion County, Pennsylvania]) is an American novelist, playwright, screenwriter, and teacher.
Richard Isay Richard A. Isay was an American psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, author and gay activist. He was a professor of psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College and a faculty member of the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research.
Rick Santorum Richard John "Rick" Santorum (born May 10, 1958) is an American attorney and Republican Party politician.
Samuel John Hazo Dr. Samuel John Hazo (born 19 July 1928, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an author of books, including poetry, fiction, essays and plays, and the founder and director of the International Poetry Fo...
Sara Jane Lippincott Sara Jane Lippincott (1823–1904) was better known by the pseudonym Grace Greenwood.
Saïd Sayrafiezadeh Saïd Sayrafiezadeh (born 1968) is an American playwright and author living in New York City.
Sheryl St. Germain Sheryl St. Germain (born 1954 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American poet, essayist, and professor.
Solomon Spalding Solomon Spalding (February 20, 1761 – October 20, 1816) was the author of at least two related but apparently distinct texts: an unfinished manuscript entitled "Manuscript Story — Conneaut Cr...
Sophie Kerr Sophie Kerr (1880-1965) was a prolific writer of the early 20th century whose stories about smart, ambitious women mirrored her own evolution from small-town girl to successful career woman.
Stephen Chbosky Stephen Chbosky (born January 25, 1970) is an American novelist, screenwriter, and film director best known for writing the New York Times bestselling coming-of-age novel The Perks of Being a ...
Stephen Dau Stephen Dau (born 1971) is an American writer.
Stephen Varzaly Stephen Varzaly was a leading priest, journalist, and cultural activist for Rusyns in the United States.
Stewart O'Nan Stewart O'Nan (born February 4, 1961) is an American novelist.
Tawni O'Dell Tawni O'Dell (born 1964) is an American novelist.
Terri Minsky Terri Minsky is an American television writer and producer who created Lizzie McGuire, Less Than Perfect, and The Geena Davis Show.
Tina Darragh Tina Darragh (born 1950) is an American poet who was one of the original members of the Language group of poets.
Toi Derricotte Toi Derricotte (b. April 12, 1941 in Hamtramck, Michigan) is an American poet and a professor of writing at University of Pittsburgh.
Tom Boggs (poet) Tom Boggs (1905 – November 17, 1952) was an American poet, editor, and novelist who was first emerged as a Greenwich Village Bohemian during the Jazz Age of the 1920s.
Tonya Hurley Tonya Hurley is an American writer and director in film, television, live performance, interactive media and the New York Times bestselling author of the book series ghostgirl.
Virginia Montanez Virginia Montanez (also known as PittGirl) is a Pittsburgh-based blogger.
Vito Delsante Vito Delsante (born 1973) is an American comic book writer, known for his work on characters such as Batman, Wolverine and Scooby Doo.
W. D. Snodgrass William De Witt Snodgrass (January 5, 1926 – January 13, 2009) was an American poet who also wrote under the pseudonym S. S. Gardons.
Wen Spencer Wen Spencer (born in 1963) is an American Science fiction and fantasy writer whose books center around characters with unusual abilities, and which might be regarded as original variations on th...
Willa Cather Willa Sibert Cather was an American author who achieved recognition for her novels of frontier life on the Great Plains, in works such as O Pioneers!, My Ántonia, and The Song of the Lark.
William B. Conway William Bernard Conway (1802 – 1839) was an American politician from Iowa.
William Holmes McGuffey William Holmes McGuffey (September 23, 1800 – May 4, 1873) was an American professor and college president who is best known for writing the McGuffey Readers, one of America's first and most...
William Tenn William Tenn was the pseudonym of Philip Klass (May 9, 1920 – February 7, 2010), a British-born American science fiction author, notable for many stories with satirical elements.