These authors were born and raised in Maine, bringing an authentic and special knowledge of people and places and details to their novels. Explore the literary world of Maine literature with a born and raised insider as your guide.
The Maine woods and the great outdoors are both near mythical places where reality and imagination create joy, challenge and wonder. These authors take you deep into the wilderness, guide you on lakes, and explore the trails and wildlife of their beloved state.
Born and raised in the Maine fishing village of Gotts Island, Ruth Moore (1903–1989) emerged as one of the most important Maine authors of the twentieth century, best known for her authentic portrayals of Maine people and her evocative descriptions of the state. In her time, she was favorably compared to Faulkner, Steinbeck, Caldwell, and O’Connor.