from Capper/MRI Quick-Fact Book of Kansas)
Zula Bennington Greene – Topeka. Author known for her column”Peggy of the Flint Hills.”
William Inge – Independence. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright
Emanuel Haldeman-Julius – Girard. Famous for his literary”Little Blue Books”
Edgar Lee Master – Garnett. Poet, biographer known for”Spoon River Anthology”
Margaret Hill McCarter – Topeka. Novelist and the first woman to address a Republican National Convention (1920)
Lawrence Van Cott Niven (Larry Niven) – Topeka. Hugo Award Winner in Science Fiction Writing.
Damon Runyon – Manhattan. Short-story writer and journalist.
Charles M. Sheldon – Topeka. Congregational minister who wrote the best-selling book”In His Steps”
Rex Stout – Topeka. Mystery writer who created the character Nero Wolfe.