Tananarive Due

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Tananarive Due (tah-nah-nah-REEVE doo) 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 +, and two segments of Shudder’s anthology film Horror Noire. They also co-wrote their upcoming Black Horror graphic novel The Keeper, illustrated by Marco Finnegan. Due and Barnes co-host a podcast, “Lifewriting: Write for Your Life!”

A leading voice in Black speculative fiction for more than 20 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: StoriesMy 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. She and her husband live with their son, Jason. 

Tananarive Due’s Afrofuturism Webinar website
Tananarive Due’s The Sunken Place website
Tananarive Due on Fancyclopedia

Tananarive Due Bibliography

The Between, HarperCollins, 1995
My Soul to Keep, HarperCollins, 1997
The Living Blood, Pocket Books, 2001
Freedom in the Family, with Patricia Stephens Due, One World/Ballantine, 2003
The Good House, Atria Books, 2003
Joplin’s Ghost, Atria Books, 2005
Blood Colony, Atria Books, 2008
The Black Rose, One World/Ballantine, 2000
My Soul to Take, Washington Square Press, 2011
Devil’s Wake, with Steven Barnes, Atria Books, 2012
Domino Falls, with Steven Barnes, Atria Books, 2013
Ghost Summer, Prime Books, 2015 (collection)

Tananarive Due Filmography

From Cape Town with Love, 2010
Danger Word, 2013 (writer and co-executive producer)
The Twilight Zone, “A Small Town,” 2020
Horror Noire, 2019 (executive producer)
Horror Noire “The Lake,” 2021
Horror Noire
“Fugue State,” 2021