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Book World: How a young writer emerged from a troubled past to a Pulitzer

Air Traffic: A Memoir of Ambition and Manhood in America By Gregory Pardlo Knopf. 253 pp. $26.95 Where autobiographical writing by black men is concerned, perhaps no figure looms as large as James ... read more

Haunting theatre: Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright's John is moody, weirdly funny and captivating

But Baker — a Pulitzer ... Simon), a young couple hoping to light a spark in their troubled relationship with a visit to the Civil War battlefields of Gettysburg, Pa. — a place, like our main ... read more

‘Air Traffic’: How an author rose from troubled past to Pulitzer winner

Where autobiographical writing by black men is concerned ... me,” Pardlo made a similarly troublesome observation about his father. “I’d learned at a young age to adjust for the self-aggrandizement in ... read more

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The Alienist boasts a rather unbelievable roster of writers - between them, they have four Academy Award nominations, a spot on the Pulitzer Prize shortlist ... Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sherlock. His ... read more

How a young writer emerged from a troubled past to a Pulitzer

Where autobiographical writing by black men is concerned, perhaps no figure looms as large as James Baldwin’s stepfather, David Baldwin. In the immortal “Notes of a Native Son,” James Baldwin painted ... read more



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