Hugh “H.D.” Hunter

Lance Cleland
Hugh “H.D.” Hunter is a storyteller, teaching artist, and community organizer from Atlanta, Georgia. He’s the author of two self-published books, as well as Futureland (Random House, 2022), and Something Like Right (FSG, 2023). He’s also the winner of several indie book awards for multicultural fiction. 
Hugh is committed to stories about Black kids and their many expansive worlds. He loves vegan snacks, basketball, and stories that make you cry — but make you smile after. According to some, he’s the world’s fastest reviser. Check out Hugh’s work at and follow him @hd_tsd.