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Kentucky Writes: Authors of the Bluegrass State: Featured Books by Kentucky Authors

The Kentucky Writes guide provides information about authors and writers from Kentucky and their work. This guide seeks to include the earliest authors to contemporary authors.

Finding Books

The vast and prominent collections including books, videos, and other formats, are housed at William T. Young Library. To search for items, use InfoKat Discovery. To search for known items, type in the known title or author information, then select the appropriate type of search from the lists at the bottom of the search bar. To browse for items by subject, choose the Browse Subject feature in the advanced search and use general keywords regarding the subject you are researching.

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General Databases

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Alphabetical List of Kentucky Authors

This guide covers the earliest Kentucky authors to current authors. If you are looking for a list of Kentucky authors please check the link below. The list is not comprehensive and suggestions are welcome. A Kentucky Author is defined as a person born, raised or residing in Kentucky for a significant portion of time, who has written material in a published monographic form.

Spotlight Books by Kentucky Authors (click on title for more information)

Subject Guide

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