This Week’s Distinguished Writer: Edward P. Jones

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As part of  the 2009 Annie Sonnenblick Evening, Pulitzer Prize winning author Edward P. Jones will give a public reading and discussion about his novel, The Known World.

Widely regarded as one of the nation’s most distinguished contemporary fiction writers, EDWARD P. JONES won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and the Lannan Literary Award for his novel, The Known World, an epic story examining the complexities of slavery.

His previous book, Lost in the City, a collection of short stories, received the PEN/ Hemingway Award and was a finalist for the National Book Award. His most recent collection, All Aunt Hagar’s Children, has become a bestseller. His work appears in Best American Short Stories and in major anthologies here and abroad. In 2004 he received a MacArthur Fellowship.
Date: TONIGHT Friday, April 17
Time: 8 PM
Place: Center for the Arts Cinema