Since I'm busy overpacking for the National Association of Black Journalists' Conference in San Diego this weekend, I just have time for links. Luckily, there's lots of interesting stuff to link to!
If you're a woman writer, you probably know about SheWrites.com. (And if you didn't, now you do.) There's been lots of discussion about race & writing & publishing there, including:
A call for action from one of the SheWrites founders.
A black author asks for help from white people. Some people think it's funny. Some don't.
After Tayari Jones called for readers to "rise up," a white author starts to question what's going on with racial divisions.
Some other links:
Interesting interview with Nnedi Okorafor (whose book Who Fears Death Anika reviews below).
NPR reviews Bernice McFadden's Glorious.
Many congratulations to Olufunke Grace Bankole on winning the Glimmer Train new writer award!
Huffington Post names the most anticipated books of the rest of 2010. I'd be curious to know: what books are you eagerly anticipating?