Ladee Hubbard is the author of The Talented Ribkins, winner of the 2018 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for the Debut Novel. She was recently featured at the Bookmarks Literary Festival and the Louisiana Festival of Words leading discussions on issues of race, class and politics.
The Talented Ribkins also received the 2018 Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence, a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award, and was a finalist for the VCU-Cabell Debut Fiction Award and the Crook’s Corner Award for Debut Southern Fiction, as well as being one of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2017.
Ladee's second novel, The Rib King, and her short story collection, Blinking What, are forthcoming from HarperCollins. She taught in both the Africana Studies Program and the Theatre and Dance Department at Tulane University in New Orleans, where she specialized in performance traditions of the African Diaspora, Western Drama, The Performance of Racial Identity, Minstrelsy and Afro-Surrealism in Literature and Culture.