My Editor Was Black

Debut author Naima Coster on working with Morgan Parker, the whiteness of publishing, and literary self-determination.

Dec 11, 2017
On Making Things Up: Some True Stories About Writing My Novel

“I want you to believe every single word I say, but don’t be fooled—I’m using lies to convince you.”

Feb 23, 2017
On Touring

“The question for debut authors: Should you go on a book tour?”

Writing the Canon of Now

“Our stories are like a glittering, infinitely faceted gem.”

The Art of the Perfect Book Cover

What is the best approach for creating a cover that attracts readers?