Our Kind of People

Uzodinma Iweala's debut novel, Beasts of No Nation, astonished readers with its unflinching portrayal of child soldiers in West Africa. He returns to the troubled continent in this nonfiction account of the AIDS crisis that is similarly startling and original. Rather than focus on stories of death and destruction, Iweala instead addresses the millions who live every day with the disease.

April 24: "[The HST] lifted a curtain from our view of the universe, changing it so profoundly that no human can look at the stars in the same way..."

Kenneth Calhoun (Black Moon) and Lysley Tenorio (Monstress) of the Discover Great New Writers program on B-movies, heritage, and finales.