Tananarive Due

Tananarive Due

Infobox Writer

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name = Tananarive Due
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birthdate = 1966
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occupation = Journalist, Novelist
genre = Science fiction
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website = http://www.tananarivedue.com/

Tananarive Due (tuh-NAN-uh-reev DOO; born 1966) is an American author.

Due is originally from Florida. Her mother is civil rights activist Patricia Stephens Due. Due earned a B.S. in journalism from Northwestern University and an M.A. in English literature, with an emphasis on Nigerian literature, from the University of Leeds. [http://authors.aalbc.com/tananari.htm Tananarive Due - Author ] ] At Northwestern, she lived in the Communications Residential College.

Due was working as a journalist and columnist for the Miami Herald when she wrote her first novel, The Between, in 1995. [http://www.northwestern.edu/magazine/northwestern/fall2001/alumninews/gettingherdue.htm Alumni News - Fall 2001 ] ] This, like many of her subsequent books, was part of the supernatural genre. Due has also written The Black Rose, historical fiction about Madam C.J. Walker (based in part on research conducted by Alex Haley before his death) and Freedom in the Family, a non-fiction work about the civil rights struggle. She also was one of the contributors to the humor novel "Naked Came the Manatee", in which various Miami area authors each contributed chapters to a mystery/thriller parody.

Due is married to author Steven Barnes, whom she met in 1997 at a university panel on "The African-American Fantastic Imagination: Explorations in Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror". The couple lives in Glendora, California.

Due has noted that her upcoming releases will be the sequels "Blood Colony" in the summer of 2008 and "In The Night Of The Heat: A Tennyson Hardwick Story" in the fall of 2008. [http://www.urban-reviews.com/ontheline.html Urban-Reviews.com - On The Line With Radiah Hubbert ] ]


peculative Fiction Novels

* The Between (1995)
* The Good House (2003)
* Joplin's Ghost (2005)

African Immortals Series

* My Soul to Keep (1997)
* The Living Blood (2001)
* "Blood Colony" (2008)


* Naked Came the Manatee (1996) (contributor)
* Casanegra (novel) (2007) (with Blair Underwood and Steven Barnes)
* "" in the fall of 2008.

hort Stories

* "Like Daughter", (2000)
* "Patient Zero", (2001)
* "Trial Day", (2003)
* "Aftermoon", (2004)
* "Senora Suerte", The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction [http://www.tangentonline.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=808&Itemid=259 Review of "Senora Suerte"] by Eugie Foster, July 2006] (September 2006)

Other Works

* The Black Rose, historical fiction about Madam C.J. Walker [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9E05EED9153EF934A1575BC0A9669C8B63 Books in Brief: Fiction; Making It Big in Hair] By CHARLES WILSON, "New York Times", August 27, 2000] (2000)
* (2003) (with Patricia Stephens Due)


* Nominated for a Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a First Novel for The Between
* Nominated for a Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel for My Soul to KeepIntroduction by Gardner Dozois to "Patient Zero" by Tananarive Due in "", p. 491]
* Nominated for an NAACP Image Award for The Black Rose
* The American Book Award for The Living Blood


* [http://www.darkecho.com/darkecho/archives/due.html TANANARIVE DUE: Unique Name for a New Dark Star] by Paula Guran on DarkEcho.com (1997)
* [http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1037621 Tananarive Due: 'My Soul to Keep'] on NPR, All Things Considered, October 31, 1997 (Audio)
* [http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=922564 Patricia Stevens Due and Tananarive Due] on NPR, Fresh Air from WHYY, January 16, 2003 (Audio)
* [http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5160333 A Conversation with Tananarive Due, Part 1] on NPR, News & Notes, January 17, 2006 (Audio)
* [http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5161823 A Conversation with Tananarive Due, Part 2] on NPR, News & Notes, January 18, 2006 (Audio)
* [http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=11658408 Inside "Casanegra"] Discussion with Tananarive Due, Blair Underwood, and Steven Barnes on NPR, News & Notes , July 2, 2007 (Audio)
* [http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=12742905 Black Science Fiction and Fantasy] with Tananarive Due, Steven Barnes, and Sheree R. Thomas on NPR, News & Notes, August 13, 2007 (Audio)
* [http://www.leagueofreluctantadults.com/2008/02/interview-tananarive-due-american-book.html League of Reluctant Adults Interview: Tananarive Due] (2008)

ee also

* List of horror fiction authors


External links

* [http://www.strangehorizons.com/2002/20020520/tananarive.shtml Power Dynamics in the Novels of Tananarive Due] By Mary Anne Mohanraj on Strange Horizons (2002)
* [http://aalbc.com/authors/tananari.htm Tananarive Due's Author Page on AALBC]
* [http://tananarivedue.blogspot.com/ Tananarive Due's Blog]

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