Mat Johnson is an American novelist, editor, essayist, and graphic novel writer. In 2011, he was awarded the Dos Passos Prize for Literature.
"What I discovered during my studies in Poe's and other early Americans' texts was the intellectual source of racial Whiteness. Here, in these pages, was the very fossil record of how this odd and illogical sickness formed. Here was the twisted mythic underpinnings of modern racial thought that could never before be dismantled because we were standing on them."
— Mat Johnson, Pym
ARTICLES FEATURING MAT
Comics and Storytelling: A Conversation with Mat Johnson
On "Incognegro," moving between literary fiction and graphic novels, and the Harlem Renaissance....
Poe's adventure tale surrounding the sea voyages of Arthur Gordon Pym and his chance encounter upon Tsalal, a tropical locale near Antarctica....