is the author of more than
twenty books for adults, including the Fearless Jones series (3 books) and Easy
Rawlins series (10 books), he has also published a handful of non fiction
titles, a collection of stories and has contributed to other collections.
His books have been
translated into at least twenty-one
languages. 47 is his first
book for children.
In 1996 he was named the first Artist-in-Residence, at the Africana Studies Institute, New York University. Since that residency, he has continued to work with the department, creating an innovative lecture series entitled "Black Genius" which brings diverse speakers from art, politics and academe to discuss practical solutions to contemporary issues.