The literature of Florida, USA, is as varied as the state itself. Genres traditionally include fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, and some of it may be considered part of the American regional Southern literature genre. Writers affiliated with the locale of Florida include William Bartram, Elizabeth Bishop, James Branch Cabell, Hart Crane, Stephen Crane, Harry Crews, Nilo Cruz, John Fleming, Ernest Hemingway, Carl Hiaasen, Jay Hopler, Zora Neale Hurston, José Martí, Campbell McGrath, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Wallace Stevens, and Harriet Beecher Stowe.
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The Florida Publishers Group formed in 1983. The Florida Center for the Book was established in 1984. The South Florida Writers Association formed in 1990, and the Florida Writers Association in 2001.
Awards and events
The Key West Literary Seminar began in 1983, and the Miami Book Fair in 1984. The Florida Book Awards for "best Florida literature" began in 2006, administered by Florida State University Libraries; recent nonfiction awardees include Susan Cerulean, Jace E. Davis, Gilbert King, Henry Knight, William McKeen, and Margaret Ross Tolbert.
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- Rowe 2001.
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- Harold Rinalden Saunders (1929). English Books Written by Floridians. University of Florida. OCLC 82849499.
- Pattie Porter Frost (April 1930). "Preliminary Checklist of Floridiana, 1500-1865, in the Libraries of Florida". Florida Library Bulletin (2). OCLC 18697213.
- Douglas C. McMurtrie (1937), Preliminary Short-Title Check List of Books, Pamphlets and Broadsides Printed in Florida, 1784-1860 – via HathiTrust
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- Martine J. O'Connor; Works Progress Administration, Historical Records Survey (1948). Florida Imprints, 1782-1876. OCLC 40779313.
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- "Rawlings Journal of Florida Literature". OCLC 187467443. Cite journal requires
- Kevin M. McCarthy, ed. (1992). Book Lover's Guide to Florida. Sarasota: Pineapple Press. ISBN 978-1-56164-021-8.
- Anne E. Rowe (2001). "Literature of Florida". In Joseph M. Flora; Lucinda Hardwick MacKethan (eds.). Companion to Southern Literature: Themes, Genres, Places, People, Movements, and Motifs. Louisiana State University Press. pp. 264–267. ISBN 978-0-8071-2692-9.
- Bev Hogue (2016). "Florida Gothic: Shadows in the Sunshine State". In Susan Castillo Street; Charles L. Crow (eds.). Palgrave Handbook of the Southern Gothic. Springer. pp. 149–160. ISBN 978-1-137-47774-3.
- John W. Lowe (2016). "Not-so-still Waters Travelers: to Florida and the Tropical Sublime". In Fred Hobson; Barbara Ladd (eds.). Oxford Handbook of the Literature of the U.S. South. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-049394-3.
Examples of Floridiana
- Maurice J. O'Sullivan; Jack C. Lane, eds. (1991). Florida Reader: Visions of Paradise. Pineapple Press Inc. ISBN 978-1-56164-062-1. (Anthology)
- Gloria Jahoda (1984). "Suggestions for Further Reading". Florida: a History. W. W. Norton. pp. 201+. ISBN 978-0-393-30178-6. (Bibliography)
- Florida Center for the Book. "Florida Literary Landmarks". Fort Lauderdale: Broward County Library.
- United for Libraries. "Literary Landmarks by State: Florida". American Library Association.
- Laura L. Runge (2010). "Literature of Place: Florida". University of South Florida, College of Arts and Sciences. (Syllabus)
- "Florida Book Collection". Digital Collections: Floridiana Collection. Florida Atlantic University Libraries.
- "Florida: Arts and Entertainment: Literature". DMOZ. AOL. (Directory ceased in 2017)
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