FORA.tv Speaker - Edward P. Jones

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Biography

Edward P. Jones is a Pulitzer Prize–winning writer and novelist. Jones’ first collection of short stories, Lost in the City, was published in l992 and won the PEN/Hemingway Award, was short-listed for the National Book Award, and was the recipient of a Lannan Foundation Award. His new collection of short stories, All Aunt Hagar’s Children, was published in September 2006. Jones’ first novel, The Known World, received the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. In addition, it won the National Book Critics Circle Award, was a finalist for the National Book Award, and won the international IMPAC Dublin Literary award and the Lannan Literary award. Jones was named a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellow for 2004. He has had stories published in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Ploughshares, and Callaloo. He has taught creative writing at the University of Virginia, George Mason University, the University of Maryland, and Princeton University.

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A Public Radio International Program

07.07.07 | 01:08:57 min | 1 comment