Edward P. Jones


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in Washington, District of Columbia, The United States
October 05, 1950

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Edward P. Jones has won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and the Lannan Literary Award for The Known World. He received a MacArthur Fellowship in 2004, and his first collection of short stories, Lost in the City, won the PEN/Hemingway Award and was short-listed for the National Book Award. His most recent collection, All Aunt Hagar's Children, has become a bestseller.

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The Known World

3.83 avg rating — 31,627 ratings — published 2003 — 46 editions
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Lost In The City

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All Aunt Hagar's Children: ...

3.77 avg rating — 1,658 ratings — published 2006 — 28 editions
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Black Boy

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The Ecco Anthology of Conte...

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The World Split Open

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D.C. Noir 2: The Classics

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“We are all worthy of one another.”
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“The hitter can never be the judge. Only the receiver of the blow can tell you how hard it was, whether it would kill a man or make a baby just yawn.”
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“A woman, no matter the age, is always learning, always becoming. But a man . . . stops learning at fourteen or so.”
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