Ridgefield Authors A to Z

Ridgefield Authors Past and Present

Ridgefield–dubbed “the Lenox of Connecticut” in the early 1900s–has a proud literary past, with some of the most prominent authors and publishing figures of their time, including: legendary publishers who had summer houses here, such as E.P. Dutton and Henry Holt; influential magazine editors such as Henry Luce; authors–many of whom wrote some of their most important work here–such as Nobel Prize-winner Eugene O’Neill, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Allan Nevins, Pulitzer prize-winning novelist Robert Lewis Taylor, futurist Alvin Toffler, novelist Howard Fast, the notorious newspaper columnist Westbrook Pegler (himself a Pulitzer recipient), journalist/playwright Clare Booth Luce, popular history writer Cornelius Ryan, as well as Roz Chast and Maurice Sendak.

For information about these and other literary folk with a Ridgefield connection, follow the links below. This collaborative directory is a project of the Ridgefield Library, started in conjunction with the Town of Ridgefield’s 300th anniversary celebration in 2008, and updated in 2011. We invite you to add details you may have about these and other authors who have lived in Ridgefield, however briefly. We welcome reminiscences, links to authors’ websites, and other comments. To contribute to this project, please contact us at 203-438-2282 extension 12004, or via e-mail at [email protected].

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