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African American Fiction Authors


Classics

Maya Angelou Ralph Ellison Reginald McKnight
James Baldwin Ernest J. Gaines Toni Morrison
Toni Cade Bambara Nikki Giovanni Gloria Naylor
Arna Bontemps Chester Himes Ishmael Reed
Charles Chesnutt Zora Neale Hurston Alice Walker
Cyrus Colter John Oliver Killen Margaret Walker
J. California Cooper Nella Larsen Dorothy West
W.E.B. DuBois Clarence Major John Edgar Wideman
Paul Laurence Dunbar Claude McKay Richard Wright

Contemporary

Jenoyne Adams E. Lynn Harris Marcus Major
Connie Briscoe David Haynes Diane McKinney-Whetstone
Parry Brownr Brian Keith Jackson Reginald McKnight
Stephen Carter Yolanda Joe Rosalyn McMillan
Lorene Cary RM Johnson Terry McMillan
Pearl Cleage Jamaica Kincaid ZZ Packer
Edwidge Danticat Victor LaValle Zadie Smith
Eric Jerome Dickey Benilde Little Omar Tyree
Leon Forrest Clarence Major Colson Whitehead

Gay & Lesbian

Laurinda Brown James Earl Hardy Audre Lorde
Steven Corbin E. Lynn Harris Darieck Scott
Larry Duplechan

Mysteries & Thrillers

Vincent Alexandria Ardella Garland Walter Mosley
Nikki Baker Gary Hardwick Barbara Neely
Eleanor Taylor Bland Chester Himes Gary Phillips
Charlotte Carter Hugh Holton Jewell Parker Rhodes
Stephen Carter Yolanda Joe John Ridley
Thulani Davis Norman Kelley Valerie Wilson Wesley
Nora DeLoach Jake Lamar Chassie West
Grace F. Edwards Penny Mickelbury Paula L. Woods

Urban Fiction/Street Lit

Apollo Shannon Holmes Eric Pete
Michael Baisden La Jill Hunt Daaimah Poole
T.N. Baker Brenda Streater Jackson Maryann Reid
Tracy Brown Kenji Jasper C. Kelly Robinson
Rainelle Burton Jihad Sapphire
Chunichi Freddie Lee Johnson Sister Souljah
Wahida Clark RM Johnson Vickie Stringer
Eric Jerome Dickey Solomon Jones Kiki Swinson
Trey Ellis Dwayne S. Joseph Brenda L. Thomas
Keisha Ervin K'wan Nikki Turner
Nina Foxx Clarence Major Omar Tyree
Donald Goines Victor Martin KaShamba Williams
James Earl Hardy Teresa McClain-Watson Teri Woods
E. Lynn Harris Jill Nelson Zane
Odie Hawkins

Historical

Calvin Baker Sharon Elwell Foster Jewell Parker Rhodes
Anita Richmond Bunkley Albert French Mary Burnett Smith
Barbara Chase-Riboud Charles Richard Johnson Lalita Tademy
Lalita Tademy Hiram King A.J. Verdelle
Hannah Crafts Toni Morrison Alice Walker
Thulani Davis Delores Phillips Dorothy West

Inspirational

Stacy Hawkins Adams Michelle McKinney Hammond Vanessa Miller
Angela Benson Denise Michelle Harris Stephanie Perry Moore
Sonnie Beverly Brittany Holmes Victoria Christopher Murray
Maxine Billings Linda Hudson-Smith Kendra Norman-Bellamy
ReShonda Tate Billingsley Derek Jackson Ryan Phillips
Michele Andrea Bowen T.D. Jakes Yolanda Tonette Sanders
Kimberley Brooks Sherri L. Lewis Andrea Smith
Aisha Ford Shelia Lipsey Michelle Stimpson
Sharon Elwell Foster Felicia Mason Jacquelin Thomas
Pat G'orge-Walker Tia McCollors Tiffany L. Warren
Vanessa Davis Griggs Monique Miller Dynah Zale
Patricia Haley

Romance

Rochelle Alers Shirley Harrison Reon Laudat
Angela Benson Hunter Hayes Felicia Mason
Anita Richmond Bunkley Donna Hill Kayla Perrin
Gwynne Forster Linda Hudson-Smith Jacquelin Thomas
Carmen Green Brenda Jackson Angela Winters

Women's Fiction

Tina McElroy Ansa Beverly Jenkins Jacqueline Powell
Venise Berry Yolanda Joe Doreen Rainey
Connie Briscoe Margaret Johnson-Hodge Alice Randall
Rainelle Burton Sandra Kitt Nancy Rawles
Bebe Moore Campbell Kristin Hunter Lattany Francis Ray
Roslyn Carrington Gloria Mallette Patty Rice
Colin Channer Felicia Mason C. Kelly Robinson
Pearl Cleage Bernice L. McFadden Kimberla Lawson Roby
Sheila Copeland Victor McGlothin Eva Rutland
Leslie Esdaile Diane McKinney-Whetstone April Sinclair
Lolita Files Rosalyn McMillan Eboni Snoe
Aisha Ford Terry McMillan Camika Spencer
Gwynne Forster Karen E. Quinones Miller Michelle Stimpson
Linda Dominique Grosvenor Sharon Mitchell Jacquelin Thomas
Patricia Haley Mary Monroe Omar Tyree
James Earl Hardy Mary B. Morrison Alice Walker
La Jill Hunt Toni Morrison Kimberley White
Monica Jackson Gloria Naylor Sheila Williams
Sheneska Jackson

Men's Fiction

Michael Baisden Brian Keith Jackson C. Kelly Robinson
Eric Jerome Dickey Kenji Jasper Franklin White
Trey Ellis Marcus Major Van Whitfield
E. Lynn Harris

Science Fiction

L.A. Banks Samuel R. Delany Nalo Hopkinson
Steven Barnes Tananarive Due John Ridley
Octavia Butler

Another way to look for African American fiction books is by publisher. Here are some publishers you will find buy searching "word or phrase" in the ACPL catalog: Dafina, Genesis Press, Q-Boro, Strivers Row, Triple Crown Publishers, Urban Soul.

African-American Fiction Online

Book-Remarks.com promotes books written by or about African-Americans and features reviews and previews.

The Black Caucus of the American Library Association presents awards every year for African-American fiction.

Quarterly Black Reviews features lists of recent books and reviews.

Romance in Color features author booklists and upcoming releases.

Urban Fiction Publishers' Websites

Triple Crown Publications's site highlights new releases and author biographies.

Genesis Press's site features author biographies and upcoming releases.

Kensington Books publishes Dafina and Urban Soul books. Their site lists bestsellers.

Author Zane's personal publishing house is called Strebor Books. This site features authors she has signed.

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