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James Alan McPherson

James Alan McPhersonAKA James Alan McPherson, Jr.

Born: 16-Sep-1943
Birthplace: Savannah, GA
Died: 27-Jul-2016
Location of death: Iowa City, IA
Cause of death: Pneumonia

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Elbow Room

Father: James Alan McPherson
Mother: Mabel Small
Sister: Mary
Brother: Richard
Wife: Sarah Lynn Charlton (div., one son, one daughter)
Son: Benjamin
Daughter: Rachel

    University: Morgan State University (1963-64)
    University: BA, Morris Brown College (1965)
    Law School: LLB, Harvard Law School (1968)
    University: MFA, University of Iowa (1969)
    Professor: English, University of Iowa

    Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 1978 for Elbow Room
    Guggenheim Fellowship 1973

Author of books:
Hue and Cry (1968, short stories)
Elbow Room (1977, short stories)
Crabcakes (1998)
A Region Not Home: Reflections from Exile (2000)

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