John Edgar Wideman

2018 Lannan Literary Award for Lifetime Achievement

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John Edgar Wideman's books include American Histories; Writing to Save a Life: The Louis Till File; Philadelphia Fire; Brothers and Keepers; Fatheralong: A Meditation on Fathers and Sons, Race and Society; Hoop Roots: Basketball, Race, and Love; and Sent for You Yesterday. He is a MacArthur Fellow, has won the PEN/Faulkner Award twice, and has twice been a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the National Book Award. He also received the Lannan Literary Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2018. He divides his time between New York and France.

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