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Best African American Fiction 2009

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ISBN-10: 0553385348

ISBN-13: 9780553385342

Edition: N/A

Authors: Gerald Early, E. Lynn Harris, Junot D�az, Mat Johnson, Walter Dean Myers

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Introducing the first volume in an exciting new annual anthology featuring the year's most outstanding fiction by some of today's finest African American writers. From stories that depict black life in times gone by to those that address contemporary issues, this inaugural volume gathers the very best recent African American fiction. Created during a period of electrifying political dialogue and cultural, social, and economic change that is sure to captivate the imaginations of writers and readers for years to come, these short stories and novel excerpts explore a rich variety of subjects. But most of all, they represent exceptional artistry. Here you'll find work by both established names…    
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List price: $16.00
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/13/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Gerald Early is Professor of English, African and African American Studies, and American Cultural Studies at Washington University in St. Louis.

Born in Flint, Michigan and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas, E. Lynn Harris graduated from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in 1977, earning a degree in journalism with honors. After college, Harris sold computers for IBM, Hewlett-Packard, and AT&T for 13 years before quitting his job to write his first novel. The resulting book, Invisible Life, was self-published in 1992 and sold mostly at beauty salons and black-owned bookstores. After being published in trade paperback by Anchor Books, Invisible Life became the #1 book on the Blackboard Bestseller List of African-American Titles and spent a total of 25 consecutive months on the list. Harris was an openly gay African American…    

Junot D�az was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and was raised in New Jersey. His fiction has appeared in numerous publications including The New Yorker, The Paris Review, African Voices, and Best American Short Stories. He wrote the story collection Drown and the novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, which won the John Sargent Sr. First Novel Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize and the 2008 Pulitzer Prize. He is a professor of creative writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Walter Dean Myers was born on August 12, 1937 in Martinsberg, West Virginia. When he was three years old, his mother died and his father sent him to live with Herbert and Florence Dean in Harlem, New York. He began writing stories while in his teens. He dropped out of high school and enlisted in the Army at the age of 17. After completing his army service, he took a construction job and continued to write. He entered and won a 1969 contest sponsored by the Council on Interracial Books for Children, which led to the publication of his first book, Where Does the Day Go? During his lifetime, he wrote more than 100 fiction and nonfiction books for children and young adults. His works include…    

introduction
Series Editor Introduction
Guest Editor Stories Pita Delicious
Albino Crow
Orb Weaver
The Saving Work
Yanique Dance for Me
Cell One
Adichie In the Blink of God’s Eye
This Kind of Red
Excerpts Dark Reflections
The Great Negro Plot
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
D�az Man Gone Down
Young Adult Fiction Excerpt from Feathers
Excerpt from Harlem Summer
Excerpt from Elijah of Buxton
Excerpt from Up for It: A Tale of the Underground
About the Editors From the Hardcover edition.