In 2005, Essence magazine named Kalisha Buckhanon one of “three writers to watch.” Well, they called it, because plenty of people have been watching her ever since. Her novels feature smart, young black women seeking justice and truth. Her debut, Upstate, about two lovers separated when one goes to prison, went on to win the Terry McMillian Young Author Award. After that came critically acclaimed works Solemn and Conception. Her latest book, Speaking of Summer, is a thriller about a woman seeking the whereabouts of her missing twin sister, who disappeared shortly after the death of her mother. She’ll be discussing her new work at Magers & Quinn this Thursday at a talk led by Lissa Jones of the Black Market Reads podcast.