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MAT JOHNSON

Mat Johnson is a novelist who sometimes writes other things. He is the author of the novels PymDrop, and Hunting in Harlem, and the nonfiction novella The Great Negro Plot. In 2007, he was named the first USA James Baldwin Fellow by the United States Artists Foundation. He is also a recipient of the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, and a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Johnson did his first comics writing on the five-issue limited series Hellblazer Special: Papa Midnite (2005). In 2008, Vertigo Comics published his graphic novel Incognegro, a noir mystery that deals with the issue of “passing.” He is currently a faculty member at the University of Houston Creative Writing Program.

African-American Classics:
Graphic Classics Volume 22

144 pages, color, $15

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