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 upcoming 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 Ghost Summer: Stories, 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 Keeper by Tananarive Due & Stephen Barnes
The Keeper (2022)
The Good House by Tananarive Due
The Good House (2003)
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)

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online resources

Tananarive Due’s website

Video: Due’s official trailer for The Between on BookClub