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Exploring Identity, Love, and Being Black in America in Fiction Writing

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Tuesday, February 20, 2024

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Price: Free

Glen Ridge Public Library

240 Ridgewood Ave
Glen Ridge, NJ 07028
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Glen Ridge Library

Event Description

Join New York Times bestselling author Jason Mott as he talks about his recent novel, Hell of a Book. 

This magnificent work of fiction is deeply honest, at times electrically funny, and is a book that goes to the heart of racism, police violence, and the hidden costs exacted upon Black Americans and America as a whole.

Unforgettably told, with an electrifying plot and characters who burn into your mind, Hell of a Book is the novel Mott has been writing in his head for the last ten years. 

And in its final twists, it truly becomes its title.

Additional Information

About the Author: Jason Mott is the author of two poetry collections and four novels. His first novel, The Returned, was adapted for television and aired on ABC under the title “Resurrection.” Since then, his novels that followed have received various accolades and acclaim. His most recent novel, Hell of a Book, won the Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Fiction Winner, was a Carnegie Medals For Excellence Longlist nominee, and the winner of the 2021 National Book Award for Fiction. He lives in hermitude in Southeastern North Carolina.

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Black History Month

Black History Month is an annual observance in February that celebrates the achievements and contributions of African Americans to American history, culture, and society. Established in 1926 by historian Carter G. Woodson; Black History Month reflects on the struggles, highlights the triumphs, and provides inspiration to future generations.

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