John Edgar Wideman | Writing to Save a Life: The Louis Till File

Recorded Nov 17, 2016
Direct Download: 20161117-johnedg.mp3

“One of America’s premier writers of fiction (New York Times), John Edgar Wideman was the first two-time winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award, for his novels Sent for You Yesterday and Philadelphia Fire. His more than 20 other works of fiction and nonfiction include the story collection God’s Gym, the memoir Brothers and Keepers, and the novel Fanon. He is a professor at Brown University whose other honors include a National Book Award nomination, an O. Henry Award, and a MacArthur Genius Grant. Writing to Save a Life examines the U.S. Army’s execution of the father of tragically iconic civil rights martyr Emmett Till.

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