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April 13, 2021
7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Book cover The Known World by Edward P Jones: old photo of a Black family on a horse-driven cart
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Fiction Book Group: The Known World

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Time magazine called this historical novel by Edward P. Jones “A masterpiece that deserves a place in the American literary canon.”

This month we'll be discussing "The Known World," by Edward P. Jones.

Winner of the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize, this novel weaves a footnote of history into an epic that takes an unflinching look at slavery in all its moral complexities.

About Edward P. Jones
Edward P. Jones, the New York Times bestselling author, has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize, for fiction, the National Book Critics Circle award, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and the Lannan Literary Award for The Known World; he also received a MacArthur Fellowship in 2004. His first collection of stories, Lost in the City, won the PEN/Hemingway Award and was short listed for the National Book Award. His second collection, All Aunt Hagar’s Children, was a finalist for the Pen/Faulkner Award. He has been an instructor of fiction writing at a range of universities, including Princeton. He lives in Washington, D.C.

The Fiction Book Group meets on the second Tuesday of each month.