SDOTD 9/8/2007 – NH: Author Biographies

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Today’s State Database of the Day comes to us from New Hampshire:

NH Authors – From the website, “contains information on over 1200 authors and illustrators who have called the Granite State home. Writers who were born in New Hampshire, are current residents of New Hampshire, or who have spent a significant portion of their writing careers in New Hampshire, and who have at least one published book catalogued in a New Hampshire library have been included.” Can be searched by name, birthplace, town of residence or genre.

Here is a sample record for a deceased author:

New Hampshire Authors – Full Author Record

Name
Eberhart, Richard

Born:
1904

Died:
6-12-2005

Birthplace:
Austin, MN

Place of Death:
Hanover, NH

NH Residences
Hanover

Genre(s):
Poetry

Example Work:
Ways of Light : Poems, 1972-1980 New York : Oxford University Press, 1980.

Notes on the author:
Richard Eberhart was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1966 and twice won the National Book Award, in 1977 and 1979. He was New Hampshire’s Poet Laureate from 1979 to 1984.

Awards and Honors:
New Hampshire Poet Laureate
Pulitzer Prize
National Book Award

Published Biography
Richard Eberhart: The Progress of an American Poet. by Joel Roache. New York, Oxford University Press, 1971.

Author-related websites of interest:
From the Academy of American Poets website: http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/623

For living authors, speaking availability and contact information is included.

For more databases from more states, please see the 50-State Agency Database Registry

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