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November 18, 1987

Letters James Alan McPherson

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James Alan McPherson to Toni Morrison
November 18, 1987
Toni Morrison Papers, Bx85 f11
Firestone Library, Princeton University
Courtesy of the Estate of James Alan McPherson

November 18, 1987

Dear Toni,

I was in Albany three weeks ago and regret I did not see you. Bill Kennedy said that you  [...]

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Winter 2017


James Alan McPherson (1943–2016) was the first African American writer to receive the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, which he was awarded in 1978 for his collection Elbow Room (Atlantic Monthly). He was also the author of a second collection, Hue and Cry (Ecco), as well as the memoir Crabcakes and the essay collection A Region Not Home (both Simon and Schuster).


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