John Edgar Wideman

American Histories: Stories

Writing to Save A Life: The Louis Till File

Philadelphia Fire: A Novel


John Edgar Wideman, author of American Historiesis a MacArthur Fellow, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and recipient of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award in 2011 for lifetime achievement. Wideman has won the PEN/Faulkner Award twice, the first author to do so, and has been a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the National Book Award. He divides his time between New York and France.