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A Week in Literary History

June 14th, 2002

In 1941, American novelist John Edgar Wideman (Philadelphia Fire, 1990) is born in Washington, D.C.

John Edgar Wideman, b. June 14, 1941

The author of 10 novels, some of them prestigious prize-winners, Wideman has also published 5 volumes of short stories and 5 superb books of memoirs. An All-Ivy League basketball star, Rhodes Scholar, and MacArthur genius, he is one of America’s most talented and distingtuished writers.

Suggested Reading Novels Hiding Place, 1981. Sent For You Yesterday, 1983. Reuben, 1987. Philadelphia Fire, 1990. The Cattle Killing, 1996. Two Cities, 1998. Fanon, 2008. Short stories Damballah, 1981. Fever, 1989. God’s Gym, 2005. Briefs, 2010. Memoirs & other Brothers and Keepers, 1984. Fatheralong: A Meditation on Fathers and Sons, Race and Society, 1994. Hoop Roots: Basketball, Race, and Love, 2001.

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