Author Mateo Askaripour discusses his New York Times best selling debut novel “Black Buck”, the propulsive, satirical story of the rise and fall for a young Black salesman at an all-white NYC tech startup.
“Black Buck” tells the story of how one man battles racism and microaggressions to get to the top of a cult-like startup. When it becomes clear he’s the token Black guy, he hatches a plan to help people of color infiltrate America’s sales teams, setting off a chain of events that forever changes the game. Imagined as Wolf of Wall Street meets Sorry to Bother You meets Fight Club, “Black Buck” is a hilarious, razor-sharp skewering of America’s workforce that explores ambition and race, and makes way for a necessary new vision of the American dream.
Mateo Askaripour was a 2018 Rhode Island Writers Colony writer-in-residence, and his writing has appeared in Entrepreneur, Lit Hub, Catapult, The Rumpus, and Medium, to name a few. He lives in Brooklyn, and his debut novel, “Black Buck”, was released in January 2021.
To learn more about Mateo, please visit https://mateowrites.com/about/.
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Moderated by Lindiwe Davis.