Saturday, December 21, 2019

Novels by black writers, 2000 - 2019



Here's a roundup of novels by writers published between 2000 - 2019. More bibliographies here.

[Related: Poetry volumes by black writers, 2000 - 2019]

2000
Rails Under My Back by Jeffrey Reynard Allen
Tuff by Paul Beatty
Drop by Mat Johnson
Sugar by Bernice L. McFadden
Blanche Passes Go by Barbara Neely
White Teeth by Zadie Smith

2001
What You Owe Me by Bebe Moore Campbell
The Living Blood by Tananarive Due
Erasure by Percival Everett
The Warmest December by Bernice L. McFadden
He Sleeps by Reginald McKnight
Fearless Jones by Walter Mosley
The Wind Done Gone by Alice Randall
Cane River by Lalita Tademy
The Dying Ground: A Maceo Redfield Novel by Nichelle D. Tramble
John Henry Days by Colson Whitehead

2002
Leaving Atlanta by Tayari Jones
The Ecstatic by Victor LaValle
Fifth Born by Zelda Lockhart
Miracle at St. Anna by James McBride
This Bitter Earth by Bernice L. McFadden
Bad Boy Brawly Brown by Walter Mosley
The Fall of Rome by Martha Southgate
Eden by Olympia Vernon

2003
Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Once Two Heroes by Calvin Baker
The Good House by Tananarive Due
Hunting in Harlem by Mat Johnson
The Known World by Edward P. Jones
Loving Donovan by Bernice L. McFadden
Love by Toni Morrison
Fear Itself by Walter Mosley
Getting Mother's Body by Suzan-Lori Parks

2004
Some People, Some Other Place by J. California Cooper
The Dew Breaker by Edwidge Danticat
Phallos by Samuel Delany
The Second Life of Samuel Tyne by Esi Edugyan
A History of the African-American People (Proposed) by Strom Thurmond by Percival Everett and James Kincaid
Camilla's Roses by Bernice L. McFadden
The Man in My Basement by Walter Mosley
Little Scarlet by Walter Mosley
Darkest Child by Delores Phillips
Pushkin and the Queen of Spades by Alice Randall
The Last King: A Maceo Redfield Novel by Nichelle D. Tramble
Logic by Olympia Vernon
Now Is the Time to Open Your Heart by Alice Walker

2005
Fledging by Octavia Butler
72 Hour Hold by Bebe Moore Campbell
Babylon Sisters by Pearl Cleage
Joplin's Ghost by Tananarive Due
Wounded by Percival Everett
The Accidental Hunter: A D Hunter Mystery by Nelson George
Beasts of No Nation by Uzodinma Iweala
John Crow's Devil by Marlon James
The Untelling by Tayari Jones
Cinnamon Kiss by Walter Mosley
47 by Walter Mosley
The Wave by Walter Mosley
The Magic Keys by Albert Murray
1996 by Gloria Naylor
Zahrah the Windseeker by Nnedi Okorafor
The Icarus Girl by Helen Oyeyemi
Third Girl from the Left by Martha Southgate

2006
Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Dominion by Calvin Baker
After by Marita Golden
Unburnable by Marie-Elena John
Lost Hearts in Italy by Andrea Lee
Nowhere Is a Place by Bernice L. McFadden
Killing Johnny Fry by Walter Mosley
Fear of the Dark by Walter Mosley
Fortunate Son by Walter Mosley
Man Gone Down by Michael Thomas
A Killing In This Town by Olympia Vernon

2007
She's Gone by Kwame Dawes
Dark Reflections by Samuel Delany
The Water Cure by Percival Everett
Cinder by Albert French
Like Trees, Walking by Ravi Howard
Them by Nathan McCall
The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengestu
Blonde Faith by Walter Mosley
The Opposite House by Helen Oyeyemi
Red River by Lalita Tademy
Apex Hides the Hurt by Colson Whitehead

2008
Slumberland by Paul Beatty
Where the Line Bleeds by Jesmyn Ward
Conception by Kalisha Buckhanon
Blood Colony by Tananarive Due
Song Yet Sung by James McBride
A Mercy by Toni Morrison
The Tempest Tales by Walter Mosley
Diablerie by Walter Mosley
Midnight: A Gangster Love Story (The Midnight Series) by Sister Souljah
Fanon by John Edgar Wideman
A Father's Law by Richard Wright

2009
Life Is Short but Wide by J. California Cooper
I Am Not Sidney Poitier by Percival Everett
God Says No by James Hannaham
The Book of Night Women by Marlon James
Big Machine by Victor LaValle
Black Water Rising by Attica Locke
The Long Fall by Walter Mosley
White is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi
Rebel Yell by Alice Randall
Sag Harbor by Colson Whitehead

2010
Till You Hear From Me by Pearl Cleage
The Girl Who Fell from the Sky by Heidi W. Durrow
Getting to Happy by Terry McMillan
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N. K. Jemisin
The Broken Kingdoms by N. K. Jemisin
How to Read the Air by Dinaw Mengestu
Known to Evil by Walter Mosley
The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey by Walter Mosley
Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor
Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez
Some Sing, Some Cry by Ntozake and Ifa Bayeza Shange
The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives by Lola Shoneyin

2011
If Sons, Then Heirs by Lorene Cary
Just Wanna Testify by Pearl Cleage
Open City by Teju Cole
My Soul To Take by Tananarive Due
A Cupboard Full of Coats by Yvvette Edwards
Assumption by Percival Everett
The Plot Against Hip Hop: A D Hunter Mystery by Nelson George
The Kingdom of Gods by N. K. Jemisin
Pym by Mat Johnson
Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones
When the Thrill Is Gone by Walter Mosley
Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor
Mr. Fox by Helen Oyeyemi
Juice! by Ishmael Reed
The Kid by Sapphire
Midnight and the Meaning of Love (The Midnight Series) by Sister Souljah
The Taste of Salt by Martha Southgate
Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward
We are Taking Only what We Need by Stephanie Powell Watts
Zone One by Colson Whitehead

2012
Through the Valley of the Nest of Spiders by Samuel Delany
Hold It 'Til It Hurts by T. Geronimo Johnson
The Cutting Season by Attica Locke
The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis
Gathering of Waters by Bernice L. McFadden
The Killing Moon by N. K. Jemisin
The Shadowed Sun by N. K. Jemisin
Home by Toni Morrison
All I Did Was Shoot My Man by Walter Mosley
NW by Zadie Smith

2013
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo
Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat
Percival Everett by Virgil Russell by Percival Everett
The Residue Years by Mitchell S. Jackson
The Devil in Silver by Victor LaValle
Long Division by Kiese Laymon
The Good Lord Bird by James McBride
Ghana Must Go by Taiye Selasi
Who Asked You? by Terry McMillan
Little Green by Walter Mosley
A Deeper Love Inside: The Porsche Santiaga Story by Sister Souljah

2014
Song of the Shank by Jeffrey Reynard Allen
Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile
Ruby by Cynthia Bond
Team Seven by Marcus Burke
Every Day Is for the Thief by Teju Cole
An Untamed State by Roxane Gay
Remedy For a Broken Angel by Toni Ann Johnson
A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James
All Our Names by Dinaw Mengestu
Debbie Doesn't Do It Anymore by Walter Mosley
Rose Gold by Walter Mosley
Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi
A Christmas Prayer by Kimberla Lawson Roby
Saint Monkey by Jacinda Townsend
Time of the Locust by Morowa Yejide

2015
Only the Strong by Jabari Asim
Grace by Calvin Baker
The Sellout by Paul Beatty
Jam on the Vine by LaShonda Katrice Barnett
Mourner's Bench by Sanderia Faye
Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta
Untwine by Edwidge Danticat
The Lost Treasures of R&B (A D Hunter Mystery) by Nelson George
Delicious Foods by James Hannaham
Driving the King by Ravi Howard
Shetani's Sister by Slim Iceberg
Mr. and Mrs. Doctor by Julie Iromuanya
The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin
Welcome to Braggsville by T. Geronimo Johnson
Loving Day by Mat Johnson
Pleasantville by Attica Locke
And Sometimes I Wonder About You by Walter Mosley

Inside a Silver Box by Walter Mosley
Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor
The Book of Phoenix by Nnedi Okorafor
God Help the Child by Toni Morrison
Balm by Dolen Perkins-Valdez
A Moment of Silence: Midnight III (The Midnight Series) by Sister Souljah
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

2016
The Mothers by Brit Bennett
The Thunder Beneath Us by Nicole Blades
The Castle Cross the Magnet Carter by Kia Corthron
Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Dennis-Benn
Grace by Natashia Deon
The Mother by Yvvette Edwards
The Turner House by Angela Flournoy
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

We Love You, Charlie Freeman by Kaitlyn Greenidge
The Obelisk Gate by N. K. Jemisin
The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle
The Book of Harlan by Bernice L. McFadden
I Almost Forgot About You by Terry McMillan
Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue
Charcoal Joe by Walter Mosley
Black Deutschland by Darryl Pinckney
Swing Time by Zadie Smith
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
The Birds of Opulence by Crystal Wilkinson
Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson
The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

2017
Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo
What We Lose by Zinzi Clemmons
An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole
So Much Blue by Percival Everett
The Tragedy of Brady Sims by Ernest Gaines
To Funk and Die in LA by Nelson George
The Wide Circumference of Love by Marita Golden

The Talented Ribkins by Ladee Hubbard
The Stone Sky by N. K. Jemisin
August Snow by Stephen Mack Jones
The Changeling by Victor LaValle
Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke
As Lie Is to Grin by Simeon Marsalis
Binti 3: The Night Masquerade by Nnedi Okorafor
Akata Warrior by Nnedi Okorafor
Binti 2: Home by Nnedi Okorafor
Since I Laid My Burden Down by Brontez Purnell
Copycat by Kimberla Lawson Roby
A Kind of Freedom by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton
An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon
No One Is Coming to Save Us by Stephanie Powell Watts
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
American Street by Ibi Zoboi

2018
Washington Black by Esi Edugyan
Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi
The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory
Speak No Evil by Uzodinma Iweala
Praise Song for the Butterflies by Bernice L. McFadden

Down the River unto the Sea by Walter Mosley
John Woman by Walter Mosley
Pride by Ibi Zoboi

2019
Children of Blood And Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
Speaking of Summer by Kalisha Buckhanon
Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams
The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Bivouac by Kwame Dawes
Patsy by Nicole Dennis-Benn
A Particular Kind of Black Man by Tope Folarin
Black Leopard Red Wolf by Marlon James
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
The Travelers by Regina Porter
The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste
Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi
Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid
We Cast a Shadow by Maurice Carlos Ruffin
The Parking Lot Attendant by Nafkote Tamirat
On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
Mouths Don't Speak by Katia D. Ulysse
The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson
In West Mills by De'Shawn Charles Winslow
My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich by Ibi Zoboi

Related:
• A checklist of book lists

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