Indiana Authors

Indiana Authors

Biblio-Bison at Central Library Pays to Tribute to Beloved Hoosier Authors:

Bison at CentralIndiana’s Bicentennial Bison-tennial Project #IndianaBisonArt – Painted by artist Kyle Ragsdale, the Central Library Biblio-Bison pays tribute to works by beloved Hoosier authors including:

  • James Whitcomb Riley
  • Theodore DreiserBison Artist
  • Booth Tarkington
  • General Lew Wallace
  • Johnny Gruelle
  • Edwin Caskoden
  • Gene Stratton-Porter
  • Maurice Thompson
  • Ernie Pyle
  • Etheridge Knight
  • Jessamyn West
  • Kurt Vonnegut
  • Mari Evans
  • Dan Wakefield
  • John Green

Indiana Authors:

The Magnificent Maya Tibbs
Author: Allen, Crystal (grew up New Albany, IN)
Crystal Allen Frame

Author: Anderson, John David (lives Indianapolis, IN)
John David Anderson Frame

Clifford the Big Red Dog
Author: Bridwell, Norman (born Kokomo, IN)
Norman Bridwell Frame

Allie Finkles Rules for Girls Moving Day
Author: Cabot, Meg (born Bloomington, IN)
Meg Cabot Frame

Author: Clement, Nathan (lives Indianapolis, IN)
Nathan Clement Frame

Help Im Prisoner in the Library
Author: Clifford, Eth (lived Indianapolis, IN)
Eth Clifford Frame

Notebooks of Doom
Author: Cummings, Troy (born Cunot, IN; lives Greencastle, IN)
Troy Cummings Frame

Garfield Hams it up
Author: Davis, Jim (born Marion, IN; lives Muncie, IN)
Jim Davis Frame

The Knowing Book
Author: Dotlich, Rebecca Kai (born Indianapolis, IN)
Rebecca Dotlich Frame

Among a Thousand Fireflies
Author: Frost, Helen (lives Fort Wayne, IN)
Helen Frost Frame

The Mystery of the Grindlecat
Author: Gregory, Valiska (lives Indianapolis, IN)
Valiska Gregory Frame

Raggedy Ann Stories
Author: Gruelle, Johnny (lived Indianapolis, IN)
Johnny Gruelle Frame

Running Out of Time
Author: Haddix, Margaret Peterson (lives Indianapolis, IN)
Margaret Peterson Haddix Frame

Finders Keepers
Author: Kasza, Keiko (lives Bloomington, IN)
Keiko Kasza Frame

Horses of the Dawn
Author: Lasky, Kathryn (born Indianapolis, IN)
Kathryn Lasky Frame

The Rock and the River
Author: Magoon, Kekla (born Fort Wayne, IN)
Kekla Magoon Frame

The Bears of Blue River
Author: Major, Charles (born Indianapolis, IN)
Charles Major Frame

50 Amazing Kids
Author: Mitchell, Saundra (born Indianapolis, IN)
Saundra Mitchell Frame

Bill Peet Autobiography
Author: Peet, Bill (born, Indianapolis, IN)
Bill Peet Frame

When the Frost is on the Punkin
Author: Riley, James Whitcomb (born Greenfield Indiana)
James Whitcomb Riley Frame

A Place Called Freedom
Author: Sanders, Scott Russell (lives Bloomington, IN)
Scott Russell Sanders Frame

The Slowest Book Ever
Author: Sayre, April Pulley (lives South Bend, IN)
April Pulley Sayre Frame

Run For Your Life
Author: Schaefer, Lola (born Fort Wayne, IN)
Lola Schaefer Frame

The Monster in the Third Dresser Drawer
Author: Smith, Janice Lee (lives Noblesville, IN)
Janice Lee Smith Frame

Author: Stone, Jeff (lives Noblesville, IN)
Jeff Stone Frame

A Girl of the Limberlost
Author: Stratton-Porter, Gene (born Lagro, Indiana)
Gene Stratton Porter Frame

The Dark Didnt Catch Me
Author: Thrasher, Crystal (lives Fort Wayne, IN)
Crystal Thrasher Frame

The Secret Life of Mrs. Finkleman
Author: Winters, Ben (lives Indianapolis, IN)
Ben H Winters Frame

Indiana Author Artifacts from The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis:

TCM Logo 150 Artifacts at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis – A collection of photos of 1,000 artifacts from the museum collection – selected objects range over school subjects from Social Studies to Science to Geography with a particular emphasis on Indiana. Browse the Collection
Raggedy Ann Doll The Orphant Annie Book Garfield and Friends
Raggedy Ann Doll
Johnny Gruelle
The Orphant Annie Book
James Whitcomb Riley
Garfield & Friends
Jim Davis



Indiana University: Indiana Authors Database – A searchable database of the book, Indiana Authors and Their Books, published by Wabash College in 1949, 1974, and 1981. The encyclopedia covers nearly two hundred years of Indiana’s literary history (1816–1980).

Children’s Book Biographies:

Bill Peet John Green Ernie Pyle

Indiana Authors of Teen & Adult Books:

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