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Terry McMillan

USA flag (b.1951)

Terry McMillan fell in love with books as a teenager while working at the local library. She studied journalism at UC Berkeley and screenwriting at Columbia before making her fiction debut with Mama, which one both the Doubleday New Voices in Fiction Award and the American Book Award. She lives in Northern California.

Genres: General Fiction
Anthologies edited
Non fiction
Terry McMillan recommends
Sugar (2000)
(Sugar , book 1)
Bernice L McFadden
"One of the most compelling and thought-provoking novels I've read in years. Bernice McFadden is truly a welcomed voice in the literary world."
32 Candles (2010)
Ernessa T Carter
"Ernessa Carter is a fresh new voice."
The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls (2019)
Anissa Gray
"I was immediately taken by the power and honesty of Anissa Gray’s voice. She is a writer to watch, and this debut is not to be missed!"
The Other Black Girl (2021)
Zakiya Dalila Harris
"Electrifying and ingenious, Zakiya Dalila Harris's The Other Black Girl is essential reading!"
Take My Hand (2022)
Dolen Perkins-Valdez
"Dolen Perkins-Valdez is a brilliant writer in a class all by herself. I love her voice and how she makes the past feel immediate and relevant, because it is."

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