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James Alan McPherson

Fiction

Interviewed by: Rebekah Presson

Catalog Number: 19910222

Essayist and fiction writer James Alan McPherson was the first African-American writer to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. In this program, we hear from his short story, "A Loaf of Bread," and he talks about trying to live his life as an example for others.

| Interview Year: 1991 | Genre: Fiction | Awards: Pulitzer Prize, MacArthur Fellowship |

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New Letters is pleased to announce the 2018 winners of the $2,500 Conger Beasley Jr. Prize for Nonfiction, the $1,500 New Letters Prize for Fiction, and the $1,500 Prize for Poetry. See the winners, judges, and finalists here.

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