10 African American Authors to Read This Month

February is African American History month and the month when we celebrate Women in Horror. I have strong, mixed feelings about both of these because I think women and black authors should be part of your reading all year long. That being said, I’ve made my peace with both events for a plethora of reasons, and one of them is the fact that, if folks are going to be paying attention and trying to read black authors this month, then the best thing to do is take advantage of that and give them a bunch of recommendations. Here are some for you and to share with every reader you know. The list is by no means exhaustive, but it does contain some of my favorites.

Chesya Burke

Burke is dangerously smart and attuned to every underlying racial issue in this country. Her work is a brave, strong breath of fresh air that belongs to our time while also staying in touch with the past. Go read her now...more