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Clarion Presents Mat Johnson

Mat Johnson

Clarion Instructor Mat Johnson's works include novels Loving Day and Pym, and the comic book Incognegro -- Incognegro: Renaissance will release in Fall 2018. He is a recipient of the American Book Award, the United States Artist James Baldwin Fellowship, and The Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, the John Dos Passos Prize for Literature, and is a Regular Contributor on NPR's Fresh Air. Established in 1968, the Clarion Writers’ Workshop is the oldest workshop of its kind and is widely recognized as a premier proving and training ground for aspiring writers of fantasy and science fiction.  As we do each summer, we will be hosting many of the visiting instructors at Mysterious Galaxy.

For further information, see the Clarion Workshop website:

This event is free and seating is first come, first serve. To get a book signed during one of our events, a copy of the event book must be purchased through Mysterious Galaxy. Event purchases through Mysterious Galaxy not only keeps our bookstore doors open, but also makes author signings possible.

Incognegro: A Graphic Mystery (New Edition) Cover Image
By Mat Johnson, Warren Pleece (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781506705644
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Berger Books - February 6th, 2018

This tenth anniversary edition of the acclaimed and fearless graphic novel features enhanced toned art, an afterword by Mat Johnson, character sketches, and other additional material.


In the early 20th Century, when lynchings were commonplace throughout the American South, a few courageous reporters from the North risked their lives to expose these atrocities. They were African-American men who, due to their light skin color, could "pass" among the white folks. They called this dangerous assignment going "incognegro."


Zane Pinchback, a reporter for the New York-based New Holland Herald, is sent to investigate the arrest of his own brother, charged with the brutal murder of a white woman in Mississippi. With a lynch mob already swarming, Zane must stay "incognegro" long enough to uncover the truth behind the murder in order to save his brother -- and himself. Suspenseful, unsettling and relevant, Incognegro is a tense graphic novel of shifting identities, forbidden passions, and secrets that run far deeper than skin color.

Pym: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812981766
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: One World - September 4th, 2012

Loving Day: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812983661
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: One World - September 6th, 2016

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5943 Balboa Ave
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San Diego, CA 92111
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