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Lawrence P. Jackson

Lawrence P. Jackson is Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of English and History at Johns Hopkins University. Author of Ralph Ellison: Emergence of Genius, The Indignant Generation, and My Father’s Name, he has been published in n+1 and Harper’s. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

Books by Lawrence P. Jackson

  1. Book CoverChester B. Himes: A Biography


    Winner of the 2018 Edgar Award for Best Critical/Biographical Work
    A Washington Post Notable Book

    The definitive biography of the groundbreaking African American author who had an extraordinary legacy on black writers globally.More