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