Tina McElroy Ansa is a novelist, publisher, filmmaker, teacher and journalist. But above all, she is a storyteller and cultural icon. She is at work on her sixth novel, From Here On, to be published by DownSouth Press, the independent publishing company Ms. Ansa established nearly a decade ago. Additionally, she plans to publish her first work of nonfiction entitled SECRETS OF A BOGART QUEEN in late 2017.
Ms. Ansa received an honorary Doctorate of Arts from her alma mater Spelman College in April of 2011. The next month, First Lady Michelle Obama quoted passages from Ms. Ansa’s first novel, Baby of the Family, in her remarks at Spelman College’s commencement. Later that summer, Tina was the recipient of the 2011 Bebe Moore Campbell Memorial Award from the National Book Club Conference. She has been awarded the Stanley W. Lindberg Award for her body and work and for contributions to the literary arts community of Georgia. Please visit her at www.tinamcelroyansa.com