John Edgar Wideman

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Birthday
14, 1941
Birthplace
Washington, DC
Birth Sign
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Birthday
14, 1941 (age 77)
Birthplace
Washington, DC

About

An American writer and professor, he is best known for his PEN/Faulkner Award-winning novel, Philadelphia Fire. His other novels include Hurry Home, The Lynchers, and Two Cities.

Before Fame

He was an All-Ivy League forward on the basketball team at the University of Pennsylvania. He later attended the famed Iowa Writers' Workshop.

Trivia

He won the O. Henry Award for his short story, "Weight."

Family Life

He was married to Judith Ann Goldman from 1965-2000. The couple raised three children.

Associated With

He and Suzan-Lori Parks both received MacArthur grants.

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