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Author Hour: In Conversation with Tochi Onyebuchi

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Join us on Facebook as we celebrate Black History Month by being in conversation with author Tochi Onyebuchi.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:


Tochi Onyebuchi

Tochi Onyebuchi is the author of Beasts Made of Night, its sequel Crown of Thunder, War Girls, and his adult fiction. debut Riot Baby, published by Tor.com in January 2020. He has graduated from Yale University, New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Columbia Law School, and L’institut d’études politiques with a Masters degree in Global Business Law.

His short fiction has appeared in Asimov's Science Fiction, Omenana, Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America, and elsewhere. His non-fiction has appeared in Uncanny Magazine, Nowhere Magazine, Tor.com and the Harvard Journal of African-American Public Policy. He is the winner of the Ilube Nommo Award for Best Speculative Fiction Novel by an African and has appeared in Locus Magazine's Recommended Reading list.

Born in Massachusetts and raised in Connecticut, Tochi is a consummate New Englander, preferring the way the tree leaves turn the color of fire on I-84 to mosquitoes and being able to boil eggs on pavement. He has worked in criminal justice, the tech industry, and immigration law, and prays every day for a new album from System of a Down.


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This segment also features a co-host, Alex Brown. Alexandria Brown is a queer Black librarian, local historian, writer, and author of two books on the history Napa County, California’s marginalized communities. Her two books of nonfiction, Hidden History of Napa Valley and Lost Restaurants of Napa Valley and Their Recipes, are on sale now. She has a BA with honors in Anthropology and Sociology, a Master’s of Library and Information Science, and aMaster’s in US History. She writes about speculative fiction and young adult literature for Tor.com and Locus Magazine, as well as on her blog. Much of her writing covers Black history, librarianship, YA, and speculative fiction. Alex is ace/aro and biracial Black.

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