Black History Month, day 16

You write today’s post: who’s your favorite black writer?

I asked my wife and she didn’t hesitate: “James Baldwin.” I thought Octavia Butler would have given him a run for his money, since Joy is a big sci-fi reader and loves Butler.

Both of those would be high on my list, as is August Wilson, but I’ll say Toni Morrison for the way she gets inside so many different kinds of people in creating her characters.

Over to you.


(ETA: Thanks, Thea. I’d originally written “Olivia Butler,” may OB’s spirit forgive me!)