Charles Johnson

National Book Award winner for Middle Passage, Charles Johnson has also written the novels Oxherding Tale, Dreamer, and Faith and the Good Thing.

  • National Book Award-winning author of Middle Passage, Dr. Charles Johnson writes compelling novels that addresses the issues of being African-American.
  • A noted scholar of Buddhism, and has written with insight about the life and philosophies of Martin Luther King Jr.
  •  He received the Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and is widely regarded as one of America’s greatest living writers.
  •  His books include: Black Humor, Faith and the Good Thing , Oxherding Tale, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice: Tales and Conjurations, Being and Race: Black Writing Since 1970, Dreamer, Soulcatcher: And Other Stories, Turning the Wheel, and Dr. King’s Refrigerator: And Other Bedtime Stories.
  • Be sure to ask about Dr. Johnson’s ‘Guerrilla Writing Workshops’!


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...students are still talking about how (Charles Johnson) inspired them.

- Lamar Consolidated HS

…people were raving....

- University of Houston-Victoria

…wonderfully informative, entertaining, and inspirational.

- Santa Monica College

...luxuriant, intoxicating prose...

- Publishers Weekly regarding Middle Passage