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A reading list for some of UC's most recognized authors

Thomas Berger, A&S '48, has published 24 novels since 1958, including "Little Big Man" ('64, adapted as a movie with Dustin Hoffman), "The Feud" ('93, nominated for a Pulitzer) and "Neighbors" ('05).

The biography of Thomas Berger

"Best Friends" and more

Marilyn Gaston, MD '64, former U.S. assistant surgeon general and internationally known researcher for studies on sickle-cell disease, co-authored "Prime Time: The Complete Guide to Health and Wellness for the Midlife African American Lady" ('01), considered the first comprehensive book on the subject.

Biography for Marilyn Gaston

Purchase "Prime Time"

Thomas Szasz, BA '41, MD '44, a professor and practicing psychiatrist in Syracuse for many years, is best known for criticizing his profession in "The Myth of Mental Illness" ('61). His 23rd book, "Cruel Compassion," was published in '94.

Impact of his first book

Szasz and his main arguments

Jonathan Valin, att. UC, former UC faculty, is most well known for his 11 Harry Stoner detective mysteries set in Cincinnati, including the book "Final Notice," which was made into a TV movie.

An interview with Valin

Review of "Final Notice"

Lucy Braun, A&S '10, MS (A&S) '12, PhD (A&S) '14, HonDoc '64, former UC faculty, was a renowned conservationist and named one of the 50 foremost botanists in the U.S. after writing her groundbreaking book on ecology, "The Eastern Deciduous Forest" ('50). She died in '71.

Braun's biography

Jerry Rubin, A&S '61, one of the "Chicago Seven" who protested the '68 Democratic national convention in Chicago, penned two politically radical books in the late '60s, but recanted much of his revolutionary activity in his '76 book "Growing Up at 37." He died in '94, a well-to-do businessman, after an auto accident.

Brief bio of Rubin

Buy "Growing Up at 37"

Darwin Turner, A&S '47, MA (A&S) '49, HonDoc '83, is best known, locally, as UC's youngest graduate, earning his first degree at age 16. He did write 20 books while distinguishing himself in academia and heading the African-American World Studies Program at the University of Iowa. He died in '91.

UC Turner Scholars