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Suzan-Lori Parks

Drama, Fiction

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20051116, 20050209

In the first half of this two-part interview, the first African-American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for drama, Suzan-Lori Parks made the jump to writing novels with her book Getting Mother’s Body, a Faulknerian tale set in West Texas, told from varying points of view. She reads from this novel as well as a selection from her Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Topdog/Underdog, and talks about the differences between writing for the stage versus writing for the page. 

| Subject Matter: A Faulknerian Tale, West Texas, Writing for the Stage | Interview Year: 2004 | Genre: Drama, Fiction | Awards: Pulitzer Prize |

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