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McPherson, James Alan, 1943-2016


  • [McPherson was an African American author and Pulitzer Prize awardee.]

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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1943-09-16
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 2016-07-27
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Morris Brown College
        • Organization: (naf) Harvard Law School
        • Organization: (naf) University of Iowa
        • Organization: (naf) University of California, Santa Cruz
        • Organization: (naf) American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Savannah (Ga.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Iowa City (Iowa)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Gender

        male
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  • Sources

    • found: His Elbow room, 1987:CIP t.p. (James Alan McPherson)
    • found: LC data base 9/9/86(hdg.: McPherson, James Alan, 1943-)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed February 24, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database:(McPherson, James Alan; fiction writer, essayist, Pulitzer prize winner; born 16 September 1943 in Savannah, Georgia, United States; BA from Morris Brown College (1965); law degree from Harvard Law School (1968); MA from University of Iowa (1969); was lecturer at the University of California Santa Cruz (1969-1976) and professor of English at the University of Iowa (1981); coedited Fathering Daughters: Reflections by Men (1998); received Academy Award for Literature from the National Institute of Arts and Letters (1970); Pulitzer Prize for fiction (1978); became a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1995))
    • found: New York times WWW site, viewed July 28, 2016(in obituary published July 27: James Alan McPherson; b. James Alan McPherson Jr., Sept. 16, 1943, Savannah, Ga.; d. Wednesday [July 27, 2016], Iowa City, aged 72; overcame segregation and the narrow prism of a legal education to become the first black writer to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction; professor emeritus, University of Iowa)
    • found: McPherson, James Alan. Crabcakes, 1992:page 192 (I have grown painfully cautious and aware of myself as a black American male.)
  • LC Classification

    • PS3563.A325
  • General Notes

    • [McPherson was an African American author and Pulitzer Prize awardee.]
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    • 1986-09-11: new
    • 2018-06-12: revised
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