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Ladee Hubbard ’93

Ladee Hubbard

Ladee Hubbard received a doctorate in folklore and mythology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a master’s in fine arts in fiction from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. After teaching in the Africana Studies Program at Tulane University, she published her first novel, “The Talented Ribkins,” which received the 2017 Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence, the 2018 Hurston-Wright Legacy Award for Debut Fiction, and was deemed one of the best books of 2017 by the Kirkus Review. The book has been optioned for film by Viola Davis’ production company. Her second novel, “The Rib King,” will be published in 2020 and a collection of short stories is slated for publication in 2021.

Ladee Is the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers Award and has received additional fellowships from MacDowell Colony, Sacatar Foundation, and the Sustainable Arts Foundation, among other organizations. Her short fiction has appeared in Guernica, Callaloo and the Virginia Quarterly Review, among other literary journals. Her nonfiction appears in the Times Literary Supplement.


Alumni Author Book Fair

Saturday, October 5

Drop-in fair highlighting published Black alumni and select faculty authors.

Aasha M. Abdill *15, Fathering from the Margins
Rahman Beckwith ’03, A Gift of Joy– 365 Love Poems for a Year of Spiritual Ecstasy
Ruha Benjamin, Race After Technology
Heather M. Butts ’94African American Medicine in Washington, D.C.: Healing the Capital During the Civil War Era
Chris Chambers ’82, The Obama Inheritance: Fifteen Stories of Conspiracy Noir
Mario Depeine, Sr. ’85, Immanuel’s Bride and the Holy Spirit, Building a Whole New World
Tod G. Hamilton, Immigration and the Remaking of Black America
Ladee Hubbard ’93, The Talented Ribkins
Daryl Inniss ’83, Silicon Photonics: Fueling the Next Information Revolution
Lolita Buckner Inniss ’83, The Princeton Fugitive Slave: The Trials of James Collins Johnson
Franne McNeal ’82, Significant! From Frustrated to FranneTastic: Inspirational Stories for the Entrepreneurial Woman
Alexis Okeowo ’06, A Moonless, Starless Sky: Ordinary Women and Men Fighting Extremism in Africa
Andre Perry ’00, Some of Us Are Very Hungry Now
Imani Perry, Breathe: A Letter to My Sons
Sarah Valentine *07, When I Was White: A Memoir
Wilton L. Virgo ’00, Quantum Mechanics in Everyday Life
Barbara Wallace ’80, Making Mandated Addiction Treatment Work
Brigitte White ’00, All-American, Making the Cut

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