Take a look at the first six here, then check out the complete list on Buzzfeed Books.com.
Natalie Baszile is an essayist and the author of the novel Queen Sugar.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is the author of the novels Purple Hibiscus, Half of a Yellow Sun, and Americanah, as well as the story collection The Thing Around Your Neck. She is also (so far) the only writer on this list to be featured in a Beyoncé song (her TED talk was sampled on “Flawless”).
James Hannaham is the author of God Says No and the forthcoming novel Delicious Foods.