"...one of 2015's best books." - New York Times, Washington Post, Time Magazine;

2016 National Book Circle Critics Award

2016 Honoree, Margo Jefferson

Author of "Negroland"

Winner of the 2016 National Book Circle Critics Award for Best Autobiogrphy 

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The Oracle Set Book Club

& Foundation

Margo Jefferson

2016 Annual Book & Author Luncheon



"Stimulating…. Incisive, intelligent…. Engaging, well written and consistently on target."
—The New York Times


Founded 1966

Margo Jefferson is a Pulitzer Prize winning cultural critic and the author of On Michael Jackson, and Negroland, which was chosen as one of 2015’s best books by The Washington Post, the daily New York Times and Time Magazine Her essays have appeared in many journals and anthologies, including: The New York Times Book Review, New York Magazine, The Washington Post, O, The Oprah Magazine, Grand Street, The Believer and Guernica; The Best American Essays of 2015; The Inevitable: Contemporary Writers Confront Death; Best African-American Essays, 2010,The Mrs. Dalloway Reader and The Jazz Cadence of American Culture. She has also written and performed in two theater pieces. She lives in New York and teaches in the Writing Program at Columbia University.