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Denis Johnson

Denis Johnson (1949 - 2017) was a novelist, short story writer, poet, and playwright. In 1992, he published his celebrated collection of stories Jesus’ Son, which was made into a feature film by the same name in 1999. His other many published works include Tree of Smoke, winner of the National Book Award for Fiction and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and Train Dreams, also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. His other awards include a Whiting Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Library Congress Prize for American Fiction, awarded posthumously.

Prizes, Awards & Fellowships
  • 1993 Lannan Literary Award for Fiction