James McBride is a Top 100 AALBC.com Bestselling Author Making Our List 6 Times
James McBride is an award-winning writer and musician. He has been a staff writer for The Washington Post, People magazine, and The Boston Globe. His memoir and tribute to his mother, The Color of Water, spent more than two years on the New York Times bestseller list, was published worldwide, and was the winner of the prestigious Anisfield-Wolf Book Award. As a composer, he won the American Music Theater Festival’s Stephen Sondheim Award for his jazz/pop musical Bobos, and has composed songs for Anita Baker, Grover Washington, Jr., and Gary Burton. A jazz saxophonist, he has performed with Rachelle Farrell and with legendary jazz performer Little Jimmy Scott.
McBride’s novel, Miracle at St. Anna, was adapted into a big budget major motion picture. Read an interview of the film’s director, Spike Lee. McBride also cowrote Spike Lee’s 2012 film Red Hook Summer.
McBride holds several honorary doctorates and is a Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University. Read the transcript of barnesandnoble.com on-line chat featuring Mr. McBride.
Learn more at James McBride’s official website