John Edgar Wideman

John Edgar Wideman (born June 14, 1941) is an American novelist, short story writer, memoirist, and essayist. He was the first person to win the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction twice. His writing is known for experimental techniques and a focus on the African-American experience.

Raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Wideman excelled as a student athlete at the University of Pennsylvania. In 1963, he became the second African American to win a Rhodes Scholarship to attend the University of Oxford. In addition to his work as a writer, Wideman has had a career in academia as a literature and creative writing professor at both public and Ivy League universities.

In his writing, Wideman has explored the complexities of race, family, trauma, storytelling, and justice in the United States. His personal experience, including the incarceration of his brother, has played a significant role in his work.

He is a professor emeritus at Brown University and lives in New York City and France. Provided by Wikipedia
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    by Wideman, John Edgar
    Published 1987
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    by Wideman, John Edgar
    Published 1998
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    by Wideman, John Edgar
    Published 1983
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    by Wideman, John Edgar
    Published 2016
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    by Wideman, John Edgar
    Published 1973
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    by Wideman, John Edgar
    Published 1984
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    by Wideman, John Edgar
    Published 2001
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    by Wideman, John Edgar
    Published 1996
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    by Wideman, John Edgar
    Published 1986
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    by Wideman, John Edgar
    Published 2005
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    by Wideman, John Edgar
    Published 2005
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    by Wideman, John Edgar
    Published 1985
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    by Wideman, John Edgar
    Published 2005
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    by Wideman, John Edgar
    Published 1993
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    by Wideman, John Edgar
    Published 1992
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    by Wideman, John Edgar
    Published 2021
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    by Wideman, John Edgar
    Published 1998
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    by Wideman, John Edgar
    Published 2008
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    by Wideman, John Edgar
    Published 1992
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    by Wideman, John Edgar
    Published 2018
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