eBooks are also available - visit www.greyhouse.com for more information (800) 562-2139 www.greyhouse.com GET ONLINE ACCESS WITH YOUR PRINT BUY! 17 Encyclopedia of African- American Writing “Finding information about African American writers has always entailed searching a variety of resources ... the benefit of having information on so many authors in one place cannot be overstated. Recommended for high school, public, and academic libraries.” –Booklist “Hatch ... and Strickland ... are to be commended; no other single work seeks to include all past and present African American writers of significance in such an affordable format ... The comprehensiveness of the work, its affordability, and the promise of future updates make this an appealing choice for all public and academic libraries.” –Library Journal “While novelists, poets, and playwrights do figure prominently, the intention is to include influential writers from all walks of life ... This inclusiveness sets this guide apart from many others available ... The result is a handy new tool which will serve a wide audience in school, public, and academic libraries.” –Lawrence Looks at Books Third Edition | March 2018 | 800 pages | Hardcover | ISBN 978-1-68217-718-1 | $165 Includes Free Online Access on the Salem Press Platform A timely survey of an important sector of American letters, the new third edition of The Encyclopedia of African-American Writing covers the role and influence of African-American cultural leaders, from all walks of life, from the 17th century to the present. Readers will explore what inspired various African-American writers to create poems, plays, short stories, novels, essays, opinion pieces and numerous other works, and how those writings contributed to American culture. • Updated through 2018, with dozens of new entries • Many new Author biographies, for a total of 500, with illustrations, cover the important events in a writer’s life, education, major works, honors and awards, and family and important associates • More Topical entries, include writing collaboratives, book clubs, celebrity authors and self-publishing • More Primary Documents take the reader on a literary journey from a slave contract in 1635 to the present day • Appendix of Writers by Occupation, covering additional authors in multiple genres, with author & pen name, birth year, genre and more • Appendix of Writers by Genre, covering newspapers, journals, publishers, online resource, and illustrators, each with an introduction and listings of top authors in each genre, their pen names, key publications and awards • Chronology of Writers & Historical Timelines • Chronology of Firsts, with interesting facts, from the first narrative written by an African-American slave, to the first African-American to receive the Nobel prize for literature, and more • A list of Abbreviations, References & Index More than a collection of biographies, this important work traces the evolution of African-American writers, their struggles, triumphs, and legacy, and should not be missed. A comprehensive, easy-to-use source that will complement the reference collection of any public, high school or university library, this new edition will prove useful to all university humanities and African American studies reference collections. EDITION THIRD EDITION Five Centuries of Contribution: Trials & Triumphs of Writers, Poets, Publications and Organizations.