WRITERS IN ROCHESTER
Rochester has an impressive selection of writers, both historically and present day.
Rochesterian writers Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony wrote words that changed the world. Rochesterian John Ashbery is arguably the most significant and influential American poet since Allen Ginsberg published Howl. Authors the caliber of Nicholson Baker and Joanna Scott, Andrea Barrett and Nancy Kress, Edward D. Hoch and Linda Sue Park, all call Rochester home.
And so do a number of authors who are not, as yet, quite as celebrated.
At the moment the Literary section at the left lists all Rochester writers. If that list grows overly large, we may break them up into sub-categories, such as Poets, Playwrights, Mystery Writers, and so on. For the moment, they're all listed together alphabetically, so search by name.
(Note: there are two exceptions. First, Rochester is so rich in children's writers that they've merited a special page all to themselves. I've also set aside a separate category for business and technical writers. Click on the appropriate categories at the left.)