Photo creditThis is the place to find out who among us Tallahasseeans have contributed to the world of published works.  Please add to this list of published authors who were born or raised, or lived for a significant portion of their lives, in the Tallahassee area.


Robert Olen Butler (FSU professor, American fiction writer, 1993 Pulitzer Prize winner for short-story collection A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain)

Doug Marlette (FSU graduate, drew political cartoons for The Florida Flambeau from 1969 to 1971 and illustrated 1970-71 FSU yearbook including a wraparound cover,​ cartoonist for the Tallahassee Democrat, 1988 Pulitzer Prize winner)

Mark Mustian (Attorney with Nabors, Giblin & Nickerson; City Commissioner, City of Tallahassee - not seeking re-election in 2012) Mustian wrote the novel The Gendarme.

Jeff Shaara (raised in Tallahassee, FSU graduate, American novelist, son of Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Shaara, wrote Gods and Generals and many others)

Michael Shaara (former literature professor at FSU; American writer of science fiction, sports fiction, and historical fiction; ​1975 Pulitzer Prize winner for The Killer Angels)

Jeff VanderMeer (resides in Tallahassee; American writer, editor and publisher; World Fantasy Award winner for the novella The Transformation of Martin Lake)

Barbara Joe Williams (resides in Tallahassee; graduate of TCC and FAMU; co-founder of Tallahassee Authors Network; freelance writer, independent publisher and motivational speaker​