New York luminary Morgan Jerkins might be making her breakthrough as an author this year, but she’s already ahead of the game on her next literary iterations.
Jerkins shared the personal news on Twitter Monday night (January 8) that she has two books in the works with Harper Books.
— Morgan Jerkins (@MorganJerkins) January 8, 2018
“Some personal/professional news that I have been sitting on for WEEKS,” Jerkins wrote. “I’m coming out with two more books with [Harper Books].”
— harperbooks (@harperbooks) January 8, 2018
Jerkins will publish another work of nonfiction in Fall 2019 called Why We Get Out, which turns its lens at the roots of black paranoia and despair. The author’s first foray into fiction, Caul Baby, will arrive in Spring 2020 and seems like it will carry traces of magical realism for its focus of the “indestructible and psychic black women born with a caul,” as described by Harper Books.
The Catapult Associate Editor and Shondaland writer marks her territory this month (January 30) with the release of her forthcoming autobiographical essay collection, This Will Be My Undoing, also published under the same banner. Jerkins’ first tackles social, racial, and gendered issues revolving everyday black womanhood — it also happens to be one of our most anticipated books of the year.