Tananarive Due

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Tananarive Due
Tananarive Due, Miami Book Fair International, 1994.jpg
Born (1966-01-05) January 5, 1966 (age 48)
Tallahassee, Florida, U.S.
Occupation Journalist, novelist
Nationality American
Genre Science fiction, mystery
Spouse Steven Barnes (husband)
Relatives Jason (son)
Nicki (stepdaughter)

www.tananarivedue.com

Tananarive Priscilla Due (tuh-NAN-uh-reev DOO) born January 5, 1966) is an American author and educator.

Early life and education[edit]

Due was born in Tallahassee, Florida, the oldest of three daughters of civil rights activist Patricia Stephens Due and civil rights lawyer John D. Due Jr.[1] Her mother named her after the French name for Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar.[2]

Due earned a B.S. in journalism from Northwestern University and an M.A. in English literature, with an emphasis on Nigerian literature, from the University of Leeds.[1] At Northwestern, she lived in the Communications Residential College.[3]

Career[edit]

Due was working as a journalist and columnist for the Miami Herald when she wrote her first novel, The Between, in 1995.[3] This, like many of her subsequent books, was part of the supernatural genre.[4] Due has also written The Black Rose, historical fiction about Madam C.J. Walker (based in part on research conducted by Alex Haley before his death) and Freedom in the Family, a non-fiction work about the civil rights struggle. She also was one of the contributors to the humor novel Naked Came the Manatee, in which various Miami area authors each contributed chapters to a mystery/thriller parody. Due is also the author of the African Immortals novel series and the Tennyson Hardwick novels.

Due is a member of the affiliate faculty in the creative writing MFA program at Antioch University Los Angeles[5] and is also an endowed Cosby chair in the humanities at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Due is married to author Steven Barnes, whom she met in 1997 at a university panel on "The African-American Fantastic Imagination: Explorations in Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror".[7] The couple lives in the Atlanta, Georgia, area with their son, Jason.[8]

Bibliography[edit]

Speculative fiction novels[edit]

African Immortals Series[edit]

Mysteries[edit]

The Tennyson Hardwick novels[edit]

  • Casanegra (2007; with Blair Underwood and Steven Barnes)
  • In the Night of the Heat (2008; with Blair Underwood and Steven Barnes)
  • From Cape Town with Love (2010; with Blair Underwood and Steven Barnes)
  • South by Southeast (scheduled for September 2012; with Blair Underwood and Steven Barnes)

Short stories[edit]

Other works[edit]

Awards and recognition[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Tananarive Due - Author
  2. ^ Freedom in the Family: A Mother-Daughter Memoir of the Fight for Civil Rights, by Patricia Stephens Due and Tananarive Due (Ballantine, 2003)
  3. ^ a b Alumni News - Fall 2001
  4. ^ Mary A. Mohanraj,"Tananarive Due" in Richard Bleiler, Ed. Supernatural Fiction Writers: Contemporary Fantasy and Horror. New York: Thomson/Gale, 2003.(pp. 309-314), ISBN 9780684312507.
  5. ^ "Tananarive Due | Antioch University Los Angeles". Retrieved 2013-08-31. 
  6. ^ "Past - Present Chairs". Retrieved 2013-08-31. 
  7. ^ a b Introduction by Gardner Dozois to "Patient Zero" by Tananarive Due in The Year's Best Science Fiction: Eighteenth Annual Collection, p. 491.
  8. ^ "About Tananarive Due". Retrieved 2013-08-31. 
  9. ^ Review of "Senora Suerte" by Eugie Foster, July 2006
  10. ^ "Books in Brief: Fiction; Making It Big in Hair" By Charles Wilson, The New York Times, August 27, 2000.
  11. ^ 40th NAACP Image Awards
  12. ^ Carl Brandon Society Award Winners Retrieved 3-1-2011

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