Professor Jackson longlisted for PEN America Literary Award

Bloomberg Distinguished Professor Lawrence Jackson’s biography of American author Chester Himes has been included in the 2018 PEN America Literary Awards Longlist.

The PEN America Literary Awards have honored the most outstanding voices in literature since 1963, conferring more than 20 distinct awards, fellowships, grants, and prizes each year. The PEN/Bograd Weld Prize for biography, named for author Jacqueline Bograd Weld, includes a $5,000 honorarium.

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