Murray, KY – In Edward P. Jones' historical novel, The Known World, life is grim for the black slaves of a black plantation owner. White people who live in the same county surely suffer less, but they're not happy. Jones' novel won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. He reads from the novel and from his prize winning collection of short stories, Lost in the City and All Aunt Hagar's Children, at Murray State's Pogue Library Reading Room Thursday, October 30th at 7:30 pm. Kate Lochte's interview with Mr. Jones begins with his reading a scene from The Known World between slaves Elias and Celeste.
MacArthur Genius Fellowship recipient Edward P. Jones reads from his Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Known World and his acclaimed collections of short stories at Murray State Thursday, October 30th. The reading will be held in the Pogue Library Reading Room and is part of the Wylder Center for the Literary Arts Reading Series of the Department of English & Philosophy.