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Jack Fuller

Fiction

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20010516, 20000920

The Pulitzer Prize winning columnist and author of six novels, Jack Fuller, talks about his book, The Best of Jackson Payne, which explores the jazz world of mid-century America through the life of a fictional sax player.  The novel, which Fuller structured to echo jazz forms and rhythms, deals with racism, addiction and man’s search for freedom.  Fuller also talks about his beginnings as a journalist and how this is reflected in his writing of fiction.

| Subject Matter: Jazz, Mid-century America, Journalism | Interview Year: 2000 | Genre: Fiction | Awards: Pulitzer Prize |

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