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James Alan McPherson
|James Alan McPherson|
|Born||September 16, 1943|
Savannah, Georgia, U.S.
|Died||July 27, 2016 (aged 72)|
Iowa City, Iowa, U.S.
|Nationality||United States of America|
|Education||Morgan State University|
Morris Brown College
Harvard Law School
University of Iowa
|Notable work(s)||Elbow Room|
|Notable award(s)||Pulitzer Prize in Fiction|
|Spouse(s)||Sarah Lynn Charlton (div.)|
|Children||Rachel (daughter); Benjamin (son)|
He was the first African-American writer to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and was included among the first group of artists who received a MacArthur Fellowship. At the time of his death, McPherson was a professor emeritus of fiction at the Iowa Writers' Workshop.
- Roberts, Sam (July 27, 2016). James Alan McPherson, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Writer, Dies at 72. . https://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/28/books/james-alan-mcpherson-pulitzer-prize-winning-writer-dies-at-72.html. Retrieved July 31, 2016.
- "Writer James Alan McPherson, Winner Of Pulitzer, MacArthur And Guggenheim, Dies At 72". NPR. July 27, 2016. https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/07/27/487686023/writer-james-alan-mcpherson-winner-of-pulitzer-macarthur-and-guggenheim-dies-at.