Speaker was part of past seminar. (Click for upcoming Speakers)

Tananarive Due

Tananarive Due, photo by Eli Roth
Tananarive Due, photo by Eli Roth

Tananarive Due is an award-winning author who teaches Black Horror and Afrofuturism at UCLA. She is an executive producer on Shudder’s groundbreaking documentary Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror. She and her husband/collaborator, Steven Barnes, wrote “A Small Town” for Season 2 of Jordan Peele’s The Twilight Zone on Paramount Plus, and two segments of Shudder’s anthology film Horror Noire. They also co-wrote the Black horror graphic novel The Keeper, illustrated by Marco Finnegan. Due and Barnes cohost a podcast, Lifewriting: Write for Your Life!

A leading voice in Black speculative fiction for more than twenty years, Due has won an American Book Award, an NAACP Image Award, and a British Fantasy Award, and her writing has been included in best-of-the-year anthologies. Her books include The Reformatory, The Wishing Pool and Other Stories, Ghost Summer, My Soul to Keep, and The Good House. She and her late mother, civil rights activist Patricia Stephens Due, co-authored Freedom in the Family: A Mother-Daughter Memoir of the Fight for Civil Rights.


selected bibliography

The Reformatory by Tananarive Due
The Reformatory (2023)
The Wishing Pool by Tananarive Due
The Wishing Pool and Other Stories (2023)
Freedom in the Family by Tananarive Due & Patricia Stephens Due
Freedom in the Family: A Mother-Daughter Memoir of the Fight for Civil Rights (2003)
The Between by Tananarive Due
The Between (1995)

Support local & independent booksellers! Click above to buy from Books & Books @ The Studios of Key West. Use “KWLS24” at checkout for a 20% discount. Free shipping, or pickup at local bookstore.


online resources

Tananarive Due’s website

Video: Due on PBS Books “Author Talk”