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Illinois Center for the Book

Gwendolyn Brooks

Welcome to the Illinois Authors Directory!

A program of the Illinois Center for the Book, the Directory is a broad resource for published authors, poets, photographers and illustrators who have lived in or written about Illinois.

Authors can be searched for: Last Name from the navigational box on the left Town from the navigational box above Illinois Map from the navigational box above Genre from the navigational box above, or Search Box from the navigational above.

To contact an author directly, find the author's contact information (social media account, website, e-mail address, post address, agent, etc.) on his/her author profile. Please Note: E-Mails sent via the Contact Us link above DO NOT go to the authors but are sent to the staff at the Illinois Center for the Book.

Who's included in the Illinois Author Directory?

An *author may be eligible to be included in the Illinois Authors Directory if he or she meets at least one of the following Illinois connections:

The author is or has been a resident of Illinois.

The author writes about Illinois subjects of interest – Abraham Lincoln, Chicago Cubs, flowers of Illinois, etc.

The author writes about Illinois, either actual places or fictional places specifically set in Illinois.

*author refers to an author, poet, photographer, illustrator.

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Illinois Center for the Book
Illinois State Library
Gwendolyn Brooks Building
300 S. Second St.
Springfield, IL 62701−1796

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