Oregon Literary Map
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· One of the most beloved of all American writers for young people, Beverly Cleary, grew up in Oregon and set her Ramona Quimby and Henry Huggins stories here.
· Oregon has had a historic richness of literature aimed at young readers, including National Book Award winners Ursula K. LeGuin and Virginia Euwer Wolff, Newbery Award honoree Eloise Jarvis McGraw, beloved Gentle Ben author Walt Morey, Caldecott honorees Allen Say and Eric Kimmel, contemporary Wildwood Chronicles fantasy series author Colin Meloy, the celebrated mystery writer April Henry, and many more.
· A number of Oregon novels have found their way into Oregon secondary classrooms and curriculums---Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Robin Cody's Ricochet River, Molly Gloss's The Jump-Off Creek, Craig Lesley's The Sky Fisherman, and more.
· Oregon has a strong tradition of great nature writers---Barry Lopez, Kathleen Dean Moore, David James Duncan, John Daniel, Kim Stafford, Brian Doyle, John Krakauer, and many others.
In recent years, Oregon has become home to many prominent comic and graphic artists, such as award-winning graphic novelists Joe Sacco and Craig Thompson and cartoonist Matt Groening.
· In the last decade, there has been an explosion of popular bestselling books created and set in Oregon---Brian Doyle's Mink River, Heidi Durrow's The Little Girl Who Fell From the Sky, Amanda Coplin's The Orchardist, Kim Stafford's 100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do, Anna Keesy's Little Century, and Patrick DeWitt's The Sisters Brothers, to name a few.
· There is a wealth of works related to Oregonian history, including many by Native Americans, journals of the Lewis and Clark expedition, accounts of travelers on the Oregon Trail, the work of political writers such as journalists Abigail Scott Duniway and John Reed, the poems and stories of Japanese-Americans sent to relocation camps during World War II, and much more.
· James Beard, Jean Auel, Raymond Carver, and Linus Pauling are all Oregon authors.
· Two Oregon poets have won the National Book Award---William Stafford in 1963 and Mary Szybist this year. Besides those two nationally-celebrated poets, many more have found Oregon hospitable for their work.