| Erica Turnipseed|
| A Love Noire: A Novel, Hunger|Erica Simone Turnipseed Wikipedia
Erica Simone Turnipseed is the author of Hunger. Her debut novel A Love Noire won the Atlanta Choice Award Author of the Year from the Atlanta Daily World. Complementing Turnipseed's first two novels is A Love Noire/Hunger: The Soundtrack. In addition, Turnipseed was nominated for Breakout Author of the Year for the African American Literary Awards Show Open Book Award.
Among her many appearances, Turnipseed has served as a guest lecturer at Spelman College, Medgar Evers College, Baruch College, Midwood High School, and her alma mater, Yale University. She was a panelist at the inaugural Brooklyn Book Festival, the Brooklyn Best Festival, and the Up South International Book Festival. A full-time writer, Turnipseed has B.A. and M.A degrees in anthropology from Yale University and Columbia University respectively. She is also the founder of the "Five Years for the House Initiative," a fund raising drive for the Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale. She lives with her husband in Brooklyn, New York.