James McBride

James McBride is an author, musician and screenwriter.  His landmark memoir, The Color of Water, rested on the New York Times bestseller list for two years.  It is considered an American classic and is read in schools and universities across the United States.  His debut novel, Miracle at St. Anna, was made into a film by legendary director Spike Lee.  His latest novel, The Good Lord Bird, is the most recent recipient of the National Book Award.