Alice Walker, Zora Neale Hurston, Richard Wright, Toni Morrison, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Roxane Gay, Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche.
A list of incredible black writers could go on and on and on. But my publisher told me I shouldn’t recommend that many good books at once. It would be “overwhelming to the reader” or something. I can’t lie—this list of 12 black writers everyone needs to read is pretty overwhelmingly remarkable as it is. We’ve got jaw-dropping novels, powerful memoirs, and stunning story collections. You’re sure to find at least one new favorite book.