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Heidi Durrow, Mat Johnson, Danzy Senna in NYT Article On Mixed-Race Authors & Artists

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Wilhelmina Jenkins | 2049 comments The New York Times published an article today entitled "Pushing Boundaries, Mixed-Race Artists Gain Notice" that featured Heidi W. Durrow, author of The Girl Who Fell from the Sky; Mat Johnson, author of our LFPC discussion book for May, Pym: A Novel; Danzy Senna, author of the short story collection You Are Free; and others. Here's the article:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/06/art...

The article also mentions that the NPR show Tell Me More is conducting the "Summer Blend Book Club", exploring writing by mixed-race authors. Here's more about it:

http://www.npr.org/blogs/tellmemore/2...


message 2: by Doret (new)

Doret | 15 comments I recently read Wingshooters by Nina Revoyr. It was in O's Magazine in March for books to watch out for and won the Indie Bookseller Choice Award

The main character is 9 yrs old. Her father is White and the mother is Japanese, like the author.

The book deals with the racial tensions in the 70's. It was good what I like most was the ending.


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