Mat Johnson is an American fiction writer who works in both prose and the comics format. In 2007, he was named the first USA James Baldwin Fellow by United States Artists.
The new National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Ala., honors the victims of lynching and racial terrorism in the U.S. 'Fresh Air' looks back on the history of lynching, including the grotesque picture postcards sold as lynching mementos. Historian Philip Dray and collector James Allen join us. Also contributor Mat Johnson talks about how his great-grandfather escaped being lynched.
Mat Johnson's novel Loving Day is a major hit and it's all about the mixed-race and multiracial experience. Don't miss my interview with this talented and engaging writer.
Mat Johnson reads from his novel Loving Day; followed by a Q&A. Introduction by Kiki Petrosino. February 19th, 2016.
Join Keegan Xavi, Michael Kleber-Diggs, Erin Sharkey, and Junauda Petrus for an in-depth examination of topics, themes, characters and personal impacts suggested by Loving Day By Mat Johnson. New York Times Book Review    
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Creator Details

Birthdate
Aug 19th, 1970
Episode Count
5
Podcast Count
4
Total Airtime
3 hours, 15 minutes
PCID
Podchaser Creator ID logo 703319