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Tina McElroy Ansa (born November 18, 1949) is an African American novelist, filmmaker, teacher, and journalist. Born Tina McElroy to Walter J. and Nellie McElroy in Macon, Georgia, where she grew up in the Pleasant Hill neighborhood. After graduating from Spelman College and working for several years in a variety of positions at the Atlanta Constitution, she has written several novels and has been a frequent contributor to numerous periodicals, including the Los Angeles Times, Newsday, and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She has also been featured on the television segment "Postcards from Georgia" on CBS News Sunday Morning. She instructs writing workshops at Spelman College, Emory University, and Coastal Georgia Community College. She lives with her filmmaker husband Jonée Ansa on St. Simons Island, Georgia where they collaborate on making movies and are active in community events to promote the arts.

Ansa's fiction portrays a variety of Black women in the recent and modern American South, with a blend of the supernatural and traditional superstition. Her first novel, Baby of the Family, was named a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times. Baby of the Family was also on the African-America Best-seller List for Paperback Fiction. In October 2001, Baby of the Family was chosen by the Georgia Center for the Book as one of the “Top 25 books Every Georgian Should Read.” The book was also awarded The American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults in 1990, and won the 1989 Georgia Authors Series Award.

She and her husband are currently adapting Baby of the Family for the screen in a feature film starring Alfre Woodard, Loretta Devine, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Vanessa A. Williams, Todd Bridges, Pam Grier.

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Total Books: 21
Taking After Mudear
2008 - Taking After Mudear (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780979954313
ISBN-10: 0979954312

You Know Better
2003 - You Know Better (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780060512460
ISBN-10: 0060512466
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 2.7/5 Stars.

You Know Better
2002 - You Know Better (Hardcover)Paperback, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780060197797
ISBN-10: 006019779X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

The Hand I Fan With
1997 - The Hand I Fan With (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780385476010
ISBN-10: 0385476019
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

Hand I Fan with
1997 - Hand I Fan With (Other)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781417629374
ISBN-10: 1417629371
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Hand I Fan With
1996 - The Hand I Fan With (Hardcover)Paperback, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780385475990
ISBN-10: 0385475993
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

Ugly Ways
1996 - Ugly Ways (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780340632734
ISBN-10: 0340632739

Ugly Ways A Novel
1993 - Ugly Ways a Novel (Hardcover)Paperback, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780151925537
ISBN-10: 0151925534
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

Baby of the Family
1991 - Baby of the Family [Harvest Book] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780156101509
ISBN-10: 0156101505
Genre: Horror
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

And You Should Know Better
And You Should Know Better (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780385476003
ISBN-10: 0385476000
Genre: Literature & Fiction