Daniel Black is an author and professor of African American studies at Clark Atlanta University. His novels include Don’t Cry for Me, an Indie Next and Book of the Month Club pick, as well as The Coming, Perfect Peace and They Tell Me of a Home. He is the winner of the Distinguished Writer Award from the Middle-Atlantic Writer’s Association and has been nominated for the Townsend Prize for Fiction, the Ernest J. Gaines Award,and the Georgia Author of the Year Award. He was raised in Blackwell, Arkansas, and lives in Atlanta, Georgia. His essay collection Black on Black published in January 2023.