Trevor Joshua Hill is an African-American author, musician, activist, poet, and video artist based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. His artworks consist of such diverse forms as objects, films, photographs, drawings, music, fictional characters, and full-fledged ecosystems.
Taking the novel and its ritual as an object in itself, Hill has expanded the paradigm to be more dynamic and indeterminate. Hill started his writing career via a mysterious Twitter account where he mainly discussed his dreams and complained about society.
Hill took his writing bug inspiration from the act of tweeting to focus on debuting a sprawling and unorthodox novella: The Last Days of Louisiana Black. He gleaned the title from Ishmael Reed’s The Last Days of Louisiana Red and Walter Mosely’s The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey.
The Last Days of Louisiana Black is a brief and introductory novella that only gives a glimpse into the mind of Trevor Joshua Hill, but continues the legacy of great Black American fiction in the vein of Richard Wright and Ralph Ellison. Hill’s work has often sought to represent neglected African-American perspectives; his energy and advocacy have centered more broadly on neglected young black male perspectives.