Trudier Harris

2002 SeasonTrudier Harris

Trudier Harris, an assistant professor at Vanderbilt University, has earned a place on Granta's list of the 20 Best Young American Fiction Writers and a National Magazine Award for fiction. He has twice been included in the acclaimed anthology, Best American Short Stories. The author's previous novel, "Here We Are in Paradise" (Little, Brown and Company, 1994), received critical acclaim in The New York Times Book Review and Details, among other publications. He lives with his wife and dogs in Nashville, Tennessee.



From Mammies to Militants: Domestics in Black American Literature (1982)

Exorcising Blackness: Historical and Literary Lynching and Burning Rituals (1984)

Black Women in the Fiction of James Baldwin (1985)

Fiction and Folklore: The Novels of Toni Morrison (1991)

The Power of the Porch: The Storyteller's Craft in Zora Neale Hurston, Gloria Naylor, and Randall Kenan (1996)

Saints, Sinners, Saviors: Strong Black Women in African American Literature (2001)