Celebrating the modern writer: African American Fiction today

From 2011 National book award winner Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward, to Push by Sapphire, the novel that the award winning film Precious is based on, the African American writer, but most of all African American fiction is alive and well.

Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward




The goal of this post is to cite the publications used for research, to explore the evolution of African American fiction from the genres of Literary fiction to Street Lit, and to highlight the authors fueling the new wave of black literature.

Congrats to those on the Publishers Weekly Best of 2012 lists, which include

K. M. Jemisin for her fantasy novel The Killing Moon

The Killing Moon by N. K. Jemisin



As also Zuri Day for her novel Love on the Run, on PW’s best romance list:


Love on the Run by Zuri Day



More information will be up after the Thanksgiving break! Happy Holidays!

To be continued . . .

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