Charles Johnson

National Book Award winner for Middle Passage, Dr. Charles Johnson writes captivating novels that address issues of being African-American in today’s U.S. society.

  • 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.

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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

"This illuminating collection draws on Johnson's Buddhist faith, African American perspective, and aesthetic sensibilities."

- Booklist, on NIGHT HAWKS