Bernice L. McFadden is the author of The Book of Harlan (winner of the 2017 American Book Award and the 2017 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work.) in addition to eight other critically acclaimed novels including Sugar, Loving Donovan, Gathering of Waters, Glorious. She is a four-time Hurston/Wright Legacy Award finalist, as well as the recipient of three awards from the BCALA. Praise Song for the Butterflies is her latest novel. Her essay on Zora Neale Hurston is included in the #1 NYT bestseller, Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019, which was published in February. Visit her website at www.bernicemcfadden.com, and follow her on Twitter @queenazsa.