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John Edgar Wideman

John Edgar WidemanBorn: 14-Jun-1941
Birthplace: Washington, DC

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Occupation: Novelist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Sent for You Yesterday

The second African-American to be awarded a Rhodes Scholarship.

    High School: Peabody High School, Pittsburgh, PA
    University: BA English, University of Pennsylvania (1963)
    University: B Ph, Oxford University (1966)
    Professor: University of Pennsylvania (1966-75)
    Professor: University of Wyoming (1975-85)
    Professor: University of Massachusetts (1985-)
    Professor: Brown University

    PEN/Faulkner Award 1984 for Sent for You Yesterday
    PEN/Faulkner Award 1991 for Philadelphia Fire
    Rhodes Scholarship
    Phi Beta Kappa Society

Author of books:
A Glance Away (1967, novel)
Hurry Home (1970, novel)
The Lynchers (1973, novel)
Hiding Place (1981, novel, Homewood Trilogy)
Sent for You Yesterday (1983, novel, Homewood Trilogy)
Damballah (1981, short stories, Homewood Trilogy)
Brothers and Keepers (1984, nonfiction)
Sent for You Yesterday (1984, novel)
Fever (1989, short stories)
Philadelphia Fire (1990, novel)
The Stories of John Edgar Wideman (1992, short stories)
Fatheralong: A Meditation on Fathers and Sons, Race and Society (1994, nonfiction)
The Cattle Killing (1996, novel)


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