IAH Distinguished Visiting Artist and acclaimed author of two dozen books of fiction and nonfiction, Pittsburgh native John Edgar Wideman is the first author to have won the International PEN/Faulkner Award twice: for Sent for You Yesterday (1984) and for Philadelphia Fire (1990). He has won an O. Henry Award (2000) and has also received a MacArthur Prize and Lannan Literary Award. His nonfiction book Brothers and Keepers received a National Book Critics Circle nomination, and his memoirFatheralong was a finalist for the National Book Award. In 1997 his novel The Cattle Killing won the James Fenimore Cooper Prize for Best Historical Fiction.
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