100 Authors of Colour

As part of my 30 Before 30 challenge, I want to read 100 authors of colour before I hit 30. I've been making more of an effort to read books by people from completely different backgrounds, races and countries to my own but the amount of authors of colour I've read is still shockingly low, and now I plan to rectify it! I'll continue to add to the list below as I read, and would welcome any of your recommendations for authors I should try.

Note: I am including mixed race authors in this challenge.


  1. Ayòbámi Adébáyò
  2. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  3. Ivy Alvarez
  4. Maya Angelou
  5. Malorie Blackman
  6. Rita Dove
  7. Susan Ee
  8. Heidi Heilig
  9. Tiffany D. Jackson
  10. N. K. Jemisin
  11. Yuna Kagesaki
  12. Marie Lu
  13. Ayisha Malik
  14. Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  15. Celeste Ng
  16. Nnedi Okorafor
  17. Helen Oyeyemi
  18. Salman Rushdie
  19. Nikesh Shukla
  20. Leïla Slimani 
  21. Natsuki Takaya
  22. Mariko Tamaki
  23. Mizue Tani
  24. Nicola Yoon

1 comment:

  1. I'd recommend Matt de la Peña, Adam Silvera, Octavia Butler, Jason Reynolds, Kwame Alexander, Toni Morrison, Sherman Alexie, and bell hooks. Great project--good luck!

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