A couple of years ago I had a look through my shelves to see how many non-white authors I had read and the number was shockingly low. That moment I decided I want to read at least 100 authors of colour before I hit 30. I’ve been making more of an effort to read books by people from completely different backgrounds, races and countries to my own, but I know I still have a long way to go!

  1. Alyssa Cole
  2. Ayisha Malik
  3. Amélie Wen Zhao
  4. Anna-Marie McLemore
  5. Audre Lorde
  6. Ayòbámi Adébáyò
  7. Bim Adewunmi
  8. Celeste Ng
  9. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  10. Chimene Suleyman
  11. Coco Khan
  12. Daniel York Loh
  13. Darren Chetty
  14. Heidi Heilig
  15. Helen Oyeyemi
  16. Himesh Patel
  17. Inua Ellams
  18. Ivy Alvarez
  19. Jenny Han
  20. Justina Ireland
  21. Khaled Hosseini
  22. Kieran Yates
  23. Leïla Slimani
  24. M.L. Wang
  25. Malinda Lo
  26. Malorie Blackman
  27. Marie Lu
  28. Mariko Tamaki
  29. Mary Anne Mohanraj
  30. Maya Angelou
  31. Miss L.
  32. Mizue Tani
  33. Morgan Parker
  34. Musa Okwonga
  35. N. K. Jemisin
  36. Natsuki Takaya
  37. Nghi Vo
  38. Nibedita Sen
  39. Nicola Yoon
  40. Nikesh Shukla
  41. Nish Kumar
  42. Nnedi Okorafor
  43. P. Djèlí Clark
  44. Rebecca Roanhorse
  45. Renée Ahdieh
  46. Reni Eddo-Lodge
  47. Rita Dove
  48. Rivers Solomon
  49. Riz Ahmed
  50. Roshani Chokshi
  51. S.L. Huang
  52. Sabrina Mahfouz
  53. Salena Godden
  54. Salman Rushdie
  55. Sandhya Menon
  56. Sara Collins
  57. Sarah Sahim
  58. Shiv Ramdas
  59. Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  60. Susan Ee
  61. Talia Hibbert
  62. Tiffany D. Jackson
  63. Varaidzo
  64. Vera Chok
  65. Vinay Patel
  66. Wei Ming Kam
  67. Yuna Kagesak
  68. Zen Cho