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Topic of the Week: Beyond Black & White — Writing in Color March 14, 2009

Posted by Carolyn Burns Bass in Uncategorized.

Week of March 16 – 20: As far as we’re concerned at LitChat, a good story is a good story, no matter the color of the author or the characters inside. Joining us this week for our Topic of the Week at #LitChat is the novel writing team of Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant. We’ll be discussing novels written by and for people of color. Virginia and Donna, known collectively on Twitter as @deberryandgrant, will guest host Friday’s LitChat. So, follow them now and be ready for the chat.

Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant

Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant

 With five novels to their credit, Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant, best friends for 25 years, have turned a friendship into the most successful and enduring writing collaboration in African American fiction. Their first book, Tryin’ to Sleep in the Bed You Made, was a critical success, an Essence bestseller, as are all three of their books. Far From the Tree became a New York Times Bestseller, and Better Than I Know Myself received two Open Book Awards. Their most recent novel, What Doesn’t Kill You, was released in January.

Virginia and Donna will offer a signed copy of What Doesn’t Kill You during their appearance on LitChat.



1. karen L. Simpson - March 20, 2009

Great Chat. I was at work so all I could do was follow along. Interesting and informative.

litchat - March 21, 2009

Thanks for stopping in, Karen. I hope you have time to join in future LitChats.

2. The Legacy of African-American Writers « LitChat - February 15, 2010

[…] I first hosted Litchat in March of last year, the topic we selected was Beyond Black and White–Writing in Color. […]

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