Paul Mendez is a black-British author who worked on his first novel, Rainbow Milk, for years. Using fictional characters, he explores the real themes of his life, reflects on the wisdom he’s gained, and provokes consideration of the state of our world.
Jude Ellison Sady Doyle
Doyle’s critiques of pop culture have gained attention since they launched a blog called “Tiger Beatdown” in 2008. Some of their most controversial and enticing pieces considered the character of Liz Lemon in 30 Rock and the violence depicted in Game of Thrones.
He is becoming extremely popular in the world of science fiction, and the American author isn’t going to stop anytime soon. He is best known for his 2014 dystopian science fiction novel, Red Rising.
Brit Bennett is a Los-Angeles based author whose debut novel, The Mothers, became a New York Times best-seller in 2016. She published an essay in Jezebel that garnered over one million views in just three days.
Marie Lu is an American young adult author who is best known for her Legend series that launched in 2011. She’s written several notable works, including Prodigy, Champion, The Young Elites, The Rose Society, and Midnight Star.
Abi Daré, studied law at the London campus of the University of Wolverhampton, prompting her to write about her immigrant experience in a blog. Now, Abi Daré is seeing great reviews for her 2020 debut novel, The Girl with the Louding Voice.
Originally born in Russia, Yelena immigrated to the U.S. with her family in 1992. Working on her MFA gave her the confidence to use her experiences in Russia in her fiction, Her debut novel from 2014, Panic in a Suitcase, led to her being recognized as one of the National Book Foundation’s “5 Under 35.”
Elaine Feeney is an Irish poet, novelist, and playwright. The Galway-born writer was described in Irish Echo in 2015 as “one of the most provocative poets to come out of Ireland in the last decade.” Feeney’s novel is set over the course of one week in a busy hospital ward
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