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Mat Johnson

USA flag (b.1970)

Mat Johnson (born in Philadelphia) is an American writer of literary fiction. Born and raised in the Germantown and Mount Airy, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Johnson writes primarily about the lives of African-Americans, using fiction, nonfiction and graphic novels as mediums.

Genres: Horror, General Fiction, Literary Fiction
   Drop (2000)
   Hunting in Harlem (2003)
   Pym (2011)
   Loving Day (2015)
   The Invisible Things (2022)
Series contributed to
John Constantine, Hellblazer
   Papa Midnite (2006)
   No Future (2020) (with Jamie Delano and Peter Milligan)
Graphic Novels show
Non fiction show
Mat Johnson recommends
Victim (2024)
Andrew Boryga
"Victim is an original, biting satire about the contradictions of class and race in America. This a deep dive into identity cynicism that somehow never loses its heart. Brave, unflinching as it is insightful, Victim launches Andrew Boryga as a new literary star."
The All-American (2023)
Joe Milan Jr
"The All American is an irreverent, bold page-turner exploring what happens when inconvenient parts of your identity come searching for you. This self-assured, engrossing debut is one of those rare first novels that breathes new life into the journey toward self-revelation. Solid and endlessly rewarding."
The Strange (2023)
Nathan Ballingrud
"The most enjoyable novel I've read in years, no contest. Before The Strange, I never realized I wanted to be marooned on the dustbowl of Mars, joining an epic quest through ghost towns haunted by the living. Ballingrud is already a master of literary horror, his short stories consistently brilliant. But in his page-turner of a debut novel, that talent radiates brighter than ever before."

More recommendations 

Anthologies containing stories by Mat Johnson
Gumbo (2002)
A Celebration of African American Writing
edited by
Marita Golden and E Lynn Harris

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