Contributor: Mat Johnson

Mat Johnson Photo: Meera Bowman Johnson


Mat Johnson was born and raised in the Germantown and Mt. Airy sections of Philadelphia. He is the author of the novels Pym, Drop, and Hunting in Harlem, the nonfiction novella The Great Negro Plot, and the comic books Incognegro and Dark Rain. He is a recipient of the United States Artist James Baldwin Fellowship, the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, and the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship. He is a faculty member at the University of Houston’s creative writing program.

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