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John Edgar Wideman


Interviewed by: Rebekah Presson

Catalog Number: 19851112

While at the 1985 Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference, John Edgar Wideman read from his then unpublished novel Ruebenwhich tells the story of an aging African-American man who lives in an abandoned trailer in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and serves as a "lawyer and go-between" on behalf of poor blacks in his neighborhood. A later 1991 program featuring John Edgar Wideman is also available in our audio archives.

| Subject Matter: Race, Poverty | Interview Year: 1985 | Genre: Fiction | Awards: PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, MacArthur Fellowship |

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Kansas City Literary Events

Kevin Rabas

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Kinsley, Kan.


New Letters & BkMk Press Events at 2018 AWP Conference / Tampa Bookfair Booth 1048

Join us at AWP 2018 in Tampa, Florida, for three events: A tribute to Michelle Boisseau + book signings by Robert Stewart and Mia Leonin.


Clarion Awards Selection CD Special

Jamaica KincaidJim ShepardGloria Vando & Anika ParisLuis Alberto Urrea, and Alex George, normally $7.99 per episode, this cd collection comes with over $15.00 in savings. Downloads of these programs have been reduced and are available through our archives.