100 Most Popular African American Authors: Biographical by Bernard A. Drew

By Bernard A. Drew

Here is a one cease source, containing a hundred profiles of your favourite modern African American writers, in addition to whole lists in their works. concentrating on writers who've made their mark long ago 25 years, this consultant stresses African American writers of well known and style literature-from Rochelle Alers and Octavia Butler, and Samuel Delaney to Walter Mosley, and Omar Tyree, with a couple of vintage literary giants additionally incorporated. brief profiles offer an outline of the author's existence and summarize his or her writing accomplishments. Many are followed by way of black-and-white pictures of the writer. The biographies are through a whole record of the author's released works.Where are you able to locate information regarding renowned, modern African American authors? sites could be tricky to find and unreliable, really for many of the more recent authors, and their contents are inconsistent and infrequently misguided. even though there are many reference works on African American writers, the emphasis has a tendency to be on historic and literary authors. here is a unmarried quantity containing a hundred profiles of your favourite modern African American writers, in addition to lists in their works. brief profiles offer an summary of the author's existence and summarize his or her writing accomplishments. Many are followed through black-and-white photographs of the writer. The biographies are by way of an entire checklist of the author's released works. targeting writers who've made their mark some time past 25 years, this advisor covers African American writers of well known and style literature?€”from Rochelle Alers, Octavia Butler, and Samuel Delaney to Walter Mosley, Omar Tyree, and Zane. a number of vintage literary giants who're well-liked by latest readers also are included?€”e.g., Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison, and Richard Wright. Readers who need to know extra approximately their favourite African American authors or locate different books written by means of these authors, scholars discovering AA authors for studies and papers, and educators looking historical past info for periods in African American literature will locate this consultant worthwhile. (High institution and up.)

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Leslie Esdaile Banks Horror, Romance, Romantic Suspense Benchmark Titles: Vampire Huntress Legend Series Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ca. 1960 Photo credit: Courtesy of the author About the Author and the Author’s Writing Leslie Esdaile Banks is on her third career. She was a corporate marketing and sales executive. Then she was an independent small-business consultant. Now, as unlikely as that background might suggest, she’s a writer of fiction and screenplays. And she’s so busy, she uses four pennames!

County (2002) Can’t Get Enough (2004) Contributor Gumbo: A Literary Rent Party to Benefit the Hurston/Wright Foundation (2002), edited by Marita Golden and E. Lynn Harris Connie Briscoe 45 Television Miniseries Based on the Author’s Work Three Lives (1994, CBS), based on Sisters and Lovers For Further Information Connie Briscoe entry, Contemporary Authors Online. Gale, 2005. Reproduced in Biography Resource Center, Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2005. com/servlet/BioRC. Connie Briscoe interview, Black Ink Online.

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