1979present

Literary Arts

These skillful wordsmiths spun our favorite tales — and American history along with them.

Stamp Issuance
Year
Denomination
Scott No.
John Steinbeck
1979
15¢
1773
Edith Wharton
1980
15¢
1832
Nathaniel Hawthorne
1983
20¢
2047
Herman Melville
1984
20¢
2094
T. S. Eliot
1986
22¢
2239
William Faulkner
1987
22¢
2350
Ernest Hemingway
1989
25¢
2418
Marianne Moore
1990
25¢
2449
William Saroyan
1991
29¢
2538
Dorothy Parker
1992
29¢
2698
James Thurber
1994
29¢
2862
Tennessee Williams
1995
32¢
3002
F. Scott Fitzgerald
1996
23¢
3104
Thornton Wilder
1997
32¢
3134
Stephen Vincent Benét
1998
32¢
3221
Ayn Rand
1999
33¢
3308
Thomas Wolfe
2000
33¢
3444
Ogden Nash
2002
37¢
3659
Zora Neale Hurston
2003
37¢
3748
James Baldwin
2004
37¢
3871
Robert Penn Warren
2005
37¢
3904
Katherine Anne Porter
2006
39¢
4030
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
2007
39¢
4124
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
2008
41¢
4223
2009
42¢
4377
2009
61¢
4386
2010
44¢
4476
2011
Forever
4545
2012
Forever
4705
2014
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