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Maryland Literature

A guide to Special Collection resources focusing on authors associated with the state of Maryland.

20th Century Maryland Authors

Below is a short list of a select notable 20th century Maryland authors. Use the catalog to search by author to locate and explore works by these authors.

  • Rafael Alvarez (1958-)
  • John Barth (1930-)
  • James M. Cain (1892-1977)
  • Tom Clancy (1947-)
  • Lucille Clifton (1936-)
  • Dashiell Hammett (1894-1961)
  • Ogden Nash (1902-1971)
  • George P. Pelecanos (1957-)
  • Nora Roberts (1950-)

The following is a selection of works by Maryland authors that are available in Special Collections & University Archives. Search the catalog to locate more titles. All rare books can be requested online and viewed in the Maryland Room, located in Hornbake Library at the University of Maryland College Park.

For more information about requesting books from Special Collections, visit the guide to Using Special Collections and University Archives.