Yuval Taylor is the coauthor of Darkest America: Black Minstrelsy from Slavery to Hip-Hop and Faking It: The Quest for Authenticity in Popular Music. His writing has appeared in the Guardian, the Antioch Review, the Oxford American, and other publications. He lives in Chicago.
Shortlisted — Los Angeles Times Book Prize, 2019
Books by Yuval Taylor
Yuval Taylor, Jake Austen, Mel Watkins
Hardback, 2012An exploration and celebration of a controversial tradition that, contrary to popular opinion, is alive and active after more than 150 years.
Hardback, 2019Hurston and Hughes, two giants of the Harlem Renaissance and American literature, were best friends—until they weren’t.
Paperback, 2020Zora Neale Hurston and Langston Hughes, two giants of the Harlem Renaissance, were best friends—until they weren’t.
Hugh Barker, Yuval Taylor
Hardback, 2007Musicians strive to “keep it real”; listeners condemn “fakes”; ... but does great music really need to be authentic?