Dr. Danielle Allen

Dr. Danielle Allen


Political Theorist • Public Intellectual • Cultural Commentator

Ishmael Beah


UNICEF Advocate • Bestselling Author • Memoirist
Paul Beatty

Paul Beatty


Bestselling Author • Novelist • Poet

NoViolet Bulawayo


Novelist • Essayist • Short Story Writer
Margaret A. Burnham

Margaret A. Burnham


Civil Rights Attorney • Legal Scholar • Racial & Restorative Justice Advocate
Heidi Durrow

Heidi Durrow


Bestselling Author • Novelist • Essayist
Esi Edugyan

Esi Edugyan


Bestselling Author • Novelist • Essayist
Dr. Nicole R. Fleetwood

Dr. Nicole R. Fleetwood


Award-Winning Author • Curator • Social Justice Advocate
Dr. Allyson Hobbs

Dr. Allyson Hobbs


Historian • Author • Essayist
Mitchell S. Jackson

Mitchell S. Jackson


Pulitzer Prize Winner • Author • Cultural Commentator
Tayari Jones

Tayari Jones


Bestselling Author • Novelist
Jamaica Kincaid

Jamaica Kincaid


Novelist • Memoirist • Gardener

The Lacks Family


The Lacks Family of THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS
Kiese Laymon

Kiese Laymon


Bestselling Author • Social Critic • Essayist
Dr. Lerone A. Martin

Dr. Lerone A. Martin


Historian • Religious Scholar • Cultural Commentator
Ayana Mathis

Ayana Mathis


Bestselling Author • Novelist • Essayist

Imbolo Mbue


Bestselling Author • Novelist
Maaza Mengiste

Maaza Mengiste


Award-Winning Author • Novelist • Essayist
Dr. Reuben Jonathan Miller

Dr. Reuben Jonathan Miller


Sociologist • Social Justice Advocate
Thomas W. Mitchell

Thomas W. Mitchell


Legislative Reformer • Property Law Scholar • Economic Justice Advocate
Dr. Imani Perry

Dr. Imani Perry


MacArthur Fellow • Cultural Historian • Bestselling Author
Nic Stone

Nic Stone


Young Adult Literature • Bestselling Author • Mental Health Advocate
Linda Villarosa

Linda Villarosa


Public Health Reporter • Journalist
Jesmyn Ward

Jesmyn Ward


MacArthur Fellow • National Book Award Winner • Novelist • Memoirist
Jacqueline Woodson

Jacqueline Woodson


Young People’s Poet Laureate • National Book Award Winner • Bestselling Author