Gordon W. Rosier / Roy W. Mainger
In 2022, Brendan Slocumb published his first novel, "The Violin Conspiracy," a Good Morning America Book Club Pick, about the riveting story of a young Black musician who discovers that his old family fiddle is actually a priceless Stradivarius; when it is stolen on the eve of the world’s most prestigious classical music competition, he risks everything to get it back. In 2023, Slocumb published his second novel, "Symphony of Secrects," about a music historian who discovers that the world's greatest composer may have stolen the music from a neurodivergent Black woman—and the powers-that-be will do anything to silence the historian. Slocumb is now at work on his third novel, to be published in early 2025.
Awards: Good Morning America Book Club Pick February 2022