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John Edgar Wideman

John Edgar Wideman is the author of twenty books, including American Histories (Scribner, 2018), Writing to Save a Life (Scribner, 2016), Philadelphia Fire (Henry Holt, 1990), Hoop Roots (HMH, 2001), and Sent for You Yesterday (Avon, 1983). He has been honored with a MacArthur Fellowship and has won the PEN/Faulkner Award twice, has been a finalist for the National Book Award, and has twice been a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He lives in New York andĀ France.



Spring 2021 | Fiction

A name with more in it than she or I or anybody could have guessed. Power to raise the dead in the name my niece chose. Power of the dead to raise the living.