Hot Author Alert!

Brains and beauty! It's been awhile since we posted about hot authors, so I thought it was time to remind you that there are people in the world who are both ridiculously good looking, and published authors. What a time to be alive!

Imbolo Mbue is the author of Behold the Dreamers, her critically acclaimed debut novel, which won several awards including the 2017 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. Also, she's gorgeous.

Dan Jones is an award-winning historian of the Middle Ages. He is a bestselling author. And those tattoos...sigh.

Raquel Cepeda is an award-winning journalist, cultural activist, and documentary filmmaker. And she's stunning and she has perfect hair. 

Viet Thanh Nguyen was born in Vietnam and raised in America. He's written a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. He is also a professor at USC where all of his students have crushes on him.

Uzodinma Iweala is also the author of Our Kind of People, a work of nonfiction. He lives in New York City and Lagos, Nigeria. And I hope he's single.

Jes is internationally recognized her blog, The Militant Baker, and for the Attractive and Fat campaign, a response to Abercrombie and Fitch's controversial branding efforts. She's the perfect example that all bodies are beautiful.

So that's all there really is to this post! Please oggle at your leisure.

A compulsively readable debut novel about marriage, immigration, class, race, and the trapdoors in the American Dream—the unforgettable story of a young Cameroonian couple making a new life in New York just as the Great Recession upends the economy

“Dan Jones is an entertainer, but also a bona fide historian. Seldom does one find serious scholarship so easy to read.” – The Times, Book of the Year

In 2009, Raquel Cepeda embarked on an exploration of her genealogy using ancestral DNA testing to uncover the truth about her family and the tapestry of races and ethnicities that came together in an ambiguous mix in her features, resulting in “a beautiful story of reconciliation and redemption” (Huffington Post) with her identity and what it means to be Latina.


The winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, as well as seven other awards, The Sympathizer is the breakthrough novel of the year. With the pace and suspense of a thriller and prose that has been compared to Graham Greene and Saul Bellow, The Sympathizer is a sweeping epic of love and betrayal.

The harrowing, utterly original debut novel by Uzodinma Iweala about the life of a child soldier in a war-torn African country—now a critically-acclaimed Netflix original film directed by Cary Fukunaga (True Detective) and starring Idris Elba (Mandela, The Wire).

Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls is a manifesto and call to arms for women of all sizes and ages. With smart and spirited eloquence, veteran blogger Jes Baker calls on women to be proud of their bodies, fight against fat-shaming, and embrace a body-positive worldview to change public perceptions and help women maintain mental health.