Obie Authors

Thanks to GoodReads, we have been able to put together a listing of books by Oberlin faculty and alumni. You can peruse our bookshelf and find just about any genre – poetry, historical fiction, children's, cookbooks, text books, and so much more.

This list was compiled by combing through years of Class Notes from the Oberlin Alumni Magazine. Is there an author or book we need to add to our list? Contact us at or use the form below.

A Random Assortment of Oberlin Authors

Spawn of Dykes to Watch Out For
Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson
The Gamble of the Godless
The Orphaned Land: New Mexico's Environment Since the Manhattan Project
Living Christianly: Kierkegaard's Dialectic of Christian Existence
In the Tales of the Bards: A Novel of Roman Britain
Celebrations of the Tree of Life
Workers After Workers' States: Labor and Politics in Postcommunist Eastern Europe
Etiquette & Espionage
Simple Gestures: A Cultural Journey Into the Middle East
The Circus of the Earth and the Air
Rainbow Remnants in Rock Bottom Ghetto Sky
Classics for Pleasure
Big Box Reuse
1959: The Year Everything Changed
Theater and Film: A Comparative Anthology
Founding Finance: How Debt, Speculation, Foreclosures, Protests, and Crackdowns Made Us a Nation
The Heritage Series of Black Poetry, 1962-1975: A Research Compendium
Men without Women: Masculinity and Revolution in Russian Fiction, 1917-1929

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