We are proud to present the Ohio Literary Map, a guide to the rich literary legacy of the Buckeye State. The Ohio Literary Map is a joint project of three organizations that promote Ohio writers: Ohioana Library Association, Ohio Center for the Book at the Cleveland Public Library and the State Library of Ohio.
There are several criteria for inclusion on the map:
Authors recognized as "classics," whose works are still read, studied, or referred to by scholars, students, and/or readers.
Authors of recently published books who have won major literary awards.
Authors of children's books very popular with young readers, as determined by sales figures and name recognition.
Authors selected to represent various literary genres such as fiction, nonfiction, poetry, journalism/publishing, drama, crime/mystery, science fiction/fantasy, history, cartoons/graphic novels, humor, and children's literature.