List of fiction set in Pittsburgh
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- A Model World and Other Stories by Michael Chabon
- Iron City by Lloyd L. Brown
- Riot by William Trautmann
- The Stolen Child
- Out of This Furnace by Thomas Bell
- Mysteries of Pittsburgh, The by Michael Chabon
- Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon
- Burning Valley (novel) by Philip Bonosky
- Homewood Books, The by John Edgar Wideman
- Blood on the Forge by William Attaway
- Captains and Kings by Taylor Caldwell
- The Book of Jonas by Stephen Dau
- Steel Ashes
- Coal Bones
- A Little Girl in Old Pittsburg
- Man Who Liked Slow Tomatoes, The by K.C. Constantine
- Taken (novel) by Kathleen George
- Fallen (novel) by Kathleen George
- Afterimage (novel) by Kathleen George
- The Odds by Kathleen George
- Simple by Kathleen George
- U.S.A. by John dos Passos (1930-1936)
- Another Kind of Monday by William Coles
- Christine by Stephen King
- Ukiah Oregon series
- Sent for You Yesterday by John Edgar Wideman
- Settling Accounts: Drive to the East
- An American Childhood by Annie Dillard
- Miss New York Has Everything
- Memory Keeper's Daughter, The
- Lethal Legacy by Gerald Myers
- Three Golden Rivers by Olive Price
- Watch Your Mouth by Daniel Handler
- Duffy's Rocks by Edward Fenton
- Greenhorn on the Frontier by Ann Finlayson
- Tempering, The by Gloria Skurzynski
- Disquiet Heart by Randall Silvis
- Last Chicken in America, The by Ellen Litman
- Perks of Being a Wallflower, The by Stephen Chbosky
- Tumbling Through Time by Gwyn Cready(2007)
- Seducing Mr. Darcy by Gwyn Cready(2008)
- American Rust by Philipp Meyer
- Monongahela Dusk by John Hoerr
- Looking For The General by Warren Miller
- Catapult Soul by Brian Celio
- Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
- Two Georges, The
- The Pittsburgh Cycle
In 2005, August Wilson completed a ten-play cycle, nine of which are set in Pittsburgh, chronicling the African-American experience in the 20th century. These are:
- 1900s - Gem of the Ocean (2003)
- 1910s - Joe Turner's Come and Gone (1984)
- 1920s - Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (1982) - set in Chicago
- 1930s - The Piano Lesson (1986) - Pulitzer Prize
- 1940s - Seven Guitars (1995)
- 1950s - Fences (1985) - Pulitzer Prize
- 1960s - Two Trains Running (1990)
- 1970s - Jitney (1982)
- 1980s - King Hedley II (2001)
- 1990s - Radio Golf (2005)
Main article: List of television shows shot in Pittsburgh
Main article: List of films shot in Pittsburgh
- I'm Not Dead (I'm in Pittsburgh), which appears on the Frank Black album Fast Man Raider Man, was co-written by Black and Pittsburgher Reid Paley. It draws upon Pittsburgh's historical connection with the Zombie genre.
- "I finally found a place to call my own / a place where all good sinners can get stoned / I'll keep my holy vision, you keep your stupid pride / You said I couldn't make it on my own / But I'm not dead (I'm in Pittsburgh) / And now I can't get out of town / But I'm not dead (I'm in Pittsburgh) / They've got me all strung, come cut me down."
- Lo and Behold, which appears on the The Basement Tapes by Bob Dylan and the Band, tells the story of the narrator recounting a train ride with "I come into Pittsburgh / At six-thirty flat / I found myself a vacant seat / An' I put down my hat."
- Duquesne Whistle, which appears on the Bob Dylan album Tempest, was co-written by Dylan and Robert Hunter. The song describes a train ride through Pittsburgh. NPR's Ann Powers speculates that this may be the same train described in Dylan's Lo and Behold]].
- Life During Wartime, which appears on the Talking Heads's Fear of Music and Stop Making Sense, asks he listener in a post-apoclapyic landscape, "Heard about Houston? Heard about Detroit? Heard about Pittsburgh, PA?" Long-time Talking Heads drummer Chris Frantz grew up in Pittsburgh.
- Sweet Little Sixteen by Chuck Berry rhymes "Pittsburgh, P.A." with "Frisco Bay."
- Six Days on the Road written by Earl Green and Carl Montgomery, describes a trucker who says "Well, I pulled out of Pittsburgh" in describing life on the road.
- America, written by Paul Simon and performed by Simon & Garfunkel, includes the line "Kathy", I said, / As we boarded a Greyhound in Pittsburgh, / Michigan seems like a dream to me now."
- A Good Man Is Hard to Find by Bruce Springsteen, describes "It's cloudy out in Pittsburgh / It's raining in Saigon / Snow's falling across the Michigan line."
- Pittsburgher Wiz Khalifa often mentions Pittsburgh in his music.