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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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