Mat Johnson is a novelist who sometimes writes other things.

He is the author of the novels PymDrop, and Hunting in Harlem, the nonfiction novella The Great Negro Plot, and the comic books Incognegro and Dark Rain. He is a recipient of the United States Artist James Baldwin FellowshipThe Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, and the John Dos Passos Prize for Literature. 

Mat Johnson is a faculty member at the University of Houston Creative Writing Program.