Tananarive Due

Thursday October 7, 5:30 pm Central   
Rediscover a timeless work from the queen of Black Horror! 

Tananarive Due has written dozens of mesmerizing novels, and helped foment the Black Horror renaissance we live in today, with writers such as Colson Whitehead, Jordan Peele, and Victor LaValle all producing masterpieces of our time. Now Due’s thrilling 1995 debut novel The Between (Harper Perennial) is being reissued with a new foreword by the author, cementing its place in history; though published more than 25 years ago, The Between’s exploration of racial and social injustice, family tension, and isolating grief still ring true today. At this special TCBF event, Due will be in conversation with Twin Cities-based radio and podcast host Lissa Jones.  

Free to attend, registration required. We hope to “see” you there!


A copy of the book, which includes a bookplate SIGNED by Tananarive Due, can be purchased in advance using the button below! Books are provided by Magers & Quinn Booksellers in Minneapolis; purchasing The Between here helps support them AND Rain Taxi’s Twin Cities Book Festival—thank you!

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PRICE: $17

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Praise for The Between

A finely honed work that always engages and frequently surprises.

—New York Times Book Review

About the Presenters

Tananarive Due is an award-winning author who teaches Black Horror and Afrofuturism at UCLA, and she is an executive producer on the groundbreaking 2019 documentary Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror. Her many books include Ghost Summer: Stories, My Soul to Keep, and The Good House; as well, she co-authored Freedom in the Family: A Mother-Daughter Memoir of the Fight for Civil Rights with her late mother, civil rights activist Patricia Stephens Due. She is married to the speculative fiction writer Steven Barnes, with whom she collaborates on screenplays; they live in Los Angeles with their son, Jason. 


Lissa Jones-Lofgren is the host for the podcast Black Market Reads and the creator, executive producer, and host of Urban Agenda, the longest continuously running program on KMOJ Radio, Minnesota’s oldest Black radio station. She authored “Voices of the Village,” a column in the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder, and is a frequent presenter on the intersection of Black history and present-day thought.