The Connecticut Author Directory highlights the literary heritage of our state through a compilation of contemporary and historical author profiles. The directory is compiled and maintained by the Connecticut Center for the Book, a state affiliate of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, and is organized to focus attention on the vital role of books and reading in our lives. The Center promotes the past, current, and future works of Connecticut authors; the literary heritage of the state; and encourages reading for pleasure by Connecticut residents of all ages.
The following criteria must be met for authors to be considered for inclusion in the Connecticut Author Directory.
Authors and illustrators:
-> Must currently reside in Connecticut and must have lived in the state at least three consecutive years or have been born in the state.
-> Have produced literary work while living in the state; which could include work completed as a writer-in-residence or a visiting professor.
-> Has written at least one single-author book.*
-> The work must be available for purchase or lending to the general public by libraries or bookstores.
-> Must have at least one title listed in the Library of Congress catalog.
Authors recommended for inclusion in the collection who satisfy one, but not all criteria, will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the Connecticut Center for the Book.
Self-published books that have been reviewed by professional literature journals (i.e. Publisher’s Weekly, Library Journal, etc.) are eligible for consideration.
Works generally not included:
-> Technical Manuals
-> Non-print materials
-> Periodical articles
-> Newspaper articles or columns
-> Research papers
-> Thesis or dissertations
-> Government documents
* Contributors to anthologies must have additional works published under their own name.