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Tananarive Due


USA flag (b.1966)
Wife of Steven Barnes

Tananarive Due is the author of The Black Rose, My Soul to Keep and The Between, and was a collaborator on the best-selling novel, Naked Came the Manatee. Her short fiction was included in the groundbreaking Dark Matter, an anthology of black American science fiction and fantasy. A two-time finalist for the prestigious Bram Stoker Award, the former Miami Herald columnist lives in Washington state with her husband, novelist Steven Barnes.
 

Genres: Horror, Science Fiction, Mystery
 
Series
African Immortals
   1. My Soul to Keep (1997)
   2. The Living Blood (2001)
   3. Blood Colony (2008)
   4. My Soul to Take (2011)
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Tennyson Hardwick (with Steven Barnes)
   1. Casanegra (2007)
   2. In the Night of the Heat (2008)
   3. From Cape Town with Love (2010)
   4. South by Southeast (2012)
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Devil's Wake (with Steven Barnes)
   1. Devil's Wake (2012)
   2. Domino Falls (2013)
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Novels
   The Between (1995)
   Naked Came the Manatee (1997) (with others)
   The Black Rose (2000)
   The Good House (2003)
   Joplin's Ghost (2005)
   The Reformatory (2023)
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Collections
   The Ancestors (2008) (with L A Banks and Brandon Massey)
   Ghost Summer (2015)
   Whose Future Is It? (2018) (with others)
   The Wishing Pool and Other Stories (2023)
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Graphic Novels
   The Keeper (2022) (with Steven Barnes)
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Novellas and Short Stories
   The Lake (2011)
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Non fiction
   Freedom in the Family (2003) (with Patricia Stephens Due)
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Tananarive Due recommends
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The Devil Takes You Home (2022)
Gabino Iglesias
"The Devil Takes You Home is a wild ride through grief, faith, loss and monstrosity. Gabino Iglesias's sharp prose and visceral, haunting vision have birthed a riveting novel no reader will soon forget. Fresh and genuinely scary."
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Creatures of Passage (2021)
Morowa Yejidé
"In this beautifully written and gloriously conceived novel, Morowa Yejidé reveals her mastery yet again. This book is both contemporary and ancient, frightening and stirring, playful and wise, an unforgettable blurring of reality and genres from its haunted Plymouth automobile to the mysteries in the fog in this alternate America and hidden Washington, DC. With its lyricism and bold imagination, Creatures of Passage is unlike anything you've ever read."
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The Conductors (2021)
(Murder and Magic, book 1)
Nicole Glover
"The Conductors is a seamless blending of magic, mystery, and history, creating power and wonder with its rarefied glimpse of Black life in the late 1800s. The Vigilance Society and the magic-wielding couple at the core of this story are a welcome addition to the growing chorus of voices in Black speculative fiction. Glover’s worldbuilding, characters, and attention to historical detail create a delightfully genre-bending debut!"

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Anthologies containing stories by Tananarive Due
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The Best Horror of the Year Volume 15 (2024)
(Best Horror of the Year, book 15)
edited by
Ellen Datlow
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Out There Screaming (2023)
An Anthology of New Black Horror
edited by
Jordan Peele

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