Mateo Askaripour Calabash Festival

Mateo Askaripour

New York Times bestselling author Mateo Askaripour’s first novel, Black Buck, takes on racism in corporate America with humor and wit. Askaripour was chosen as one of Entertainment Weekly’s “10 rising stars to make waves,” and Black Buck was a Read With Jenna Today Show book club pick, as well as a finalist for the New York Public Library’s “Young Lions Fiction Award.” He’s currently working on his second novel, which will be published in 2024.

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