Zora and Langston: A Story of Friendship and Betrayal (Kobo eBook)
**A Finalist for the 2019 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Biography
“A complete pleasure to read.” —Lisa Page, Washington Post**
Novelist Zora Neale Hurston and poet Langston Hughes, two of America’s greatest writers, first met in New York City in 1925. Drawn to each other, they helped launch a radical journal, Fire!! Later, meeting by accident in Alabama, they became close as they traveled together—Hurston interviewing African Americans for folk stories, Hughes getting his first taste of the deep South. By illuminating their lives, work, competitiveness, and ambitions, Yuval Taylor savvily details how their friendship and literary collaborations dead-ended in acrimonious accusations.