Andrea Hairston





Andrea Hairston


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Andrea Hairston is an African-American science fiction and fantasy playwright and novelist who is best known for her novels Mindscape and Redwood and Wildfire. Mindscape, Hairston's first novel, won the Carl Brandon Parallax Award and short-listed for the Philip K. Dick Award and the James Tiptree, Jr. Award.

She is the Artistic Director of Chrysalis Theatre and has created original productions with music, dance, and masks for more than a decade. Hairston is also the Louise Wolff Kahn 1931 Professor of Theatre and Afro-American Studies at Smith College. She teaches playwriting, African, African American, and Caribbean theatre literature. Her plays have been produced at Yale Rep, Rites and Reason, the Kennedy Center, StageWest, and on public
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Redwood and Wildfire

4.15 avg rating — 116 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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Mindscape

3.61 avg rating — 90 ratings — published 2006 — 2 editions
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Will Do Magic for Small Change

3.65 avg rating — 31 ratings — published 2016 — 3 editions
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"Griots of the Galaxy"

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Lonely Stardust: Two Plays,...

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Impolitic!

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So Long Been Dreaming: Post...

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Dark Matter: Reading the Bones

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Daughters of Earth: Feminis...

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Walking the Clouds: An Anth...

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“No one should let yesterday use up too much of today. Easy to say, hard to live.”
Andrea Hairston, Redwood and Wildfire

“You want me to lie for you?" Aidan asked, watching them.

"Believe in me, the way you did in my mama."

Aidan wheezed and sputtered. What did she know 'bout him and Miz Garnett?

"Please." She sounded like a young gal and a grown woman too. "Believe in me."

"That's the most a person can do for another," Aidan said.

"I believe in you too.”
Andrea Hairston, Redwood and Wildfire

“Recommend: Live well, live poetry, live science.”
Andrea Hairston, Mindscape

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