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Meet Our Special Guest

Natalie Baszile

Natalie is the author of the novel, Queen Sugar, which was adapted for seven television seasons by writer/director Ava DuVernay, and co-produced by Oprah Winfrey. Queen Sugar was named one of the San Francisco Chronicles’ Best Books of 2014, and nominated for an NAACP Image Award. In her new non-fiction book, We Are Each Other’s Harvest: Celebrating African American Farmers, Land & Legacy, Natalie brings together essays, poems, conversations, portraits, and first-person narratives to tell the story of Black people’s connection to the land from Emancipation to the present. We Are Each Other’s Harvest is an Amazon Editor’s Pick and was a Wall Street Journal Book of the Year, 2021. Natalie's non-fiction work has appeared in National Geographic, The Bitter Southerner, O, The Oprah Magazine, and numerous anthologies.