Saturday, July 30, 2016

James Alan McPherson, 72, First Black Writer To Win Pulitzer For Fiction

PEOPLE Posted:

“[His] life took him from segregated Georgia, where he grew up in poverty as the son of an alcoholic father, to Harvard Law School during the social upheaval of the 1960s. Uninspired by the legal professional, he became a writer … He published no book for 20 years after the announcement of his Pulitzer for his 1977 collection, Elbow Room.”

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