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Born in Indianapolis in 1922, he witnessed the bombing of Dresden during WWII—inspiring his greatest work.


Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, he wrote more than 25 novels opening windows into real life in America.


In a career spanning more than 70 years, he wrote close to 50 novels, winning a National Medal of Arts and a Pulitzer.


This National Book Award-winning author worked as an auto mechanic in Chicago while writing his first novel.


This best-selling author can be heard on public radio’s This American Life and as a voice in Pixar’s The Incredibles.

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Contemporary Fiction. Mystery & Thriller. Sci-Fi. Fantasy. Horror. Talented Black authors stand out in all the major categories. Here are 15 must-listens from today’s most acclaimed and top-selling African American authors.

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Maya Angelou
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Dr. Seuss
How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Stephen King

Edgar Allan Poe
The Raven

Ernest Hemingway
The Old Man and the Sea

James Baldwin
Go Tell It On the Mountain

John Green
Turtles All the Way Down

Mark Twain
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

George R. R. Martin
A Game of Thrones

Hunter S. Thompson
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

David Foster Wallace
Infinite Jest

David Sedaris

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