2040 Awards Program
Minorities have long been under-represented by the publishing industry, but according to the US Census, more than half of all Americans will be part of a minority group by the 2040s. All across America today, this vibrant cross-cultural boom is underway, changing how we view the world, and how we view literature and the arts. 2040 Books represents this exciting social change, standing as a strong, new voice in publishing and championing debut and established multicultural authors.
Mat Johnson is the author of the novels Loving Day, Pym, Drop, and Hunting in Harlem, the nonfiction novella The Great Negro Plot, and the comic books Incognegro and Dark Rain. He is a recipient of the United States Artist James Baldwin Fellowship, The Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, and the John Dos Passos Prize for Literature.
He is a Professor at the University of Houston Creative Writing Program.