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Edward P. Jones

Date: April 7, 2005 PDT

Edward P. Jones won both the 2004 Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award for The Known World, his bold rendering of life in antebellum Virginia. As Janet Maslin wrote in The New York Times, “With its hard realities and prescient dreams, with its eloquent restraint and simplicity, The Known World penetrates a realm of contradictions and takes the measure of slavery’s punishments.”

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