Buxton (novel) Atlanta, GA
Buxton chronicles the stories of residents within a fully-integrated coal-mining town founded amidst the rise of segregation and racist violence, fighting both their own inborn biases and the hostile world that surrounds them, and hoping to realize the promise of liberty and opportunity in a nation searching for a more perfect union.
Michaeljulius Y. Idani is an Atlanta-based writer of fictions. He is the Provost Postgraduate Visiting Writer in Fiction and a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Iowa, where he earned his MFA in Creative Writing at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. His work has been supported by Kimbilio, Tin House, the Fulbright Program, the Hurston/Wright Foundation, the Stanley Foundation, the James Patterson Family Foundation, Voices of Our Nation Arts Foundation, and the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. You can learn more about Michaeljulius at www.idani.com or on social media: @mjyidani