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Judith Turner-Yamamoto Took the Long Road Home to Her Southern Gothic Novel

The Cincinnati writer and teacher revisits her red-clay North Carolina childhood to create a personal story alternating between the 1920s and 1960s.

Manuel Iris Gives Language to Emotions

The Cincinnati writer is a finalist for the 2022 Ohioana Book Awards for his bilingual collection of poetry.

Emma Carlson Berne Writes on Timeless Themes of Adolescence

The Cincinnati author releases “Shabbat Sabotage” thanks in part to a national grant supporting Jewish writers and Jewish-oriented books.

Laura Trujillo Is Stepping Up to Help

The Cincinnati journalist opens up about her mother’s suicide and hopes others will start addressing mental health.

Heid E. Erdrich Uses Words As Catalysts for Change

The University of Cincinnati's 2022 Elliston Poet-in-Residence hosts three virtual events this week.

Julie Whitney’s Requiem for a Grounded Airplane

Her new children’s book takes readers inside Astra, a corporate jet shut down by the pandemic, and teaches about keeping hope while adapting to changes.

Nicholas Korn Is Up to 400 Poems and Counting

The Northern Kentucky writer publishes the fourth volume of his Wild Sonnets project, marrying tradition and trend in seven-line stanzas.

Loren Long Illustrates the New Children’s Book by Amanda Gorman

The Cincinnati artist discusses Gorman’s poetry phenomenon, his relationship with famous writers, and how ArtWorks’ public murals have inspired him.

Your Summer Reading List

Check out these 10 books written by local authors when you’re looking for a new read to dive into this summer.

Jack Shuler Explores the Human Cost of Ohio’s Overdose Crisis

"The war on drugs hasn’t worked," says the Denison journalism professor about his new book, "This Is Ohio," which follows Ohioans working through poverty, heartache, prison, and bureaucracy.