Danny Gardner, author of A Negro and an Ofay, was the first to come to mind. Danny's posts on social media and articles are always worth reading, and both funny and important.
Next week, I hand the mic to the author of a great debut, and a rising star in the genre. We'll be sharing duties on Wednesdays from now on.
If you don't know Danny, this is his debut-- a powerful novel set in the '50s in the Chicago area, showing a side that gets short shrift in the mobster narratives about the city and its environs.