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Illinois Authors Directory

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The Illinois Authors Directory is an informational resource of published authors, poets, photographers and illustrators who have lived in or written about Illinois.

Who's included in the Illinois Author Directory?

An author must meet at least one of the following Illinois connections:

...Is or has been a resident of Illinois.
...Has written about Illinois subjects of interest – Abraham Lincoln, Chicago Cubs, flowers of Illinois, etc.
...Has written about Illinois, either actual places or fictional places specifically set in Illinois.

To Contact an Author Directly:

Find the author's contact information - social media account, website, e-mail address, post address, agent, etc., on his/her author profile in the Directory and contact the author in his/her preferred manner.

Please Note: E-Mails sent via the Contact Us link DO NOT go to the authors but are sent to the staff at the Illinois Center for the Book.

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Illinois Center for the Book
Illinois State Library
Gwendolyn Brooks Building
300 S. Second St.
Springfield, IL 62701−1796

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