James Baldwin (1924 1987) was one of America s foremost writers. He is the author of several novels and books of nonfiction, including "Go Tell It on the Mountain," " Giovanni s Room," "Another Country," "Tell Me How Long the Train s Been Gone," "If Beale Street Could Talk, Just Above My Head," " The Fire Next Time," "No Name in the Street," and "The Evidence of Things Not Seen," as well as a book of poetry, "Jimmy s Blues."
Edward P. Jones is the author of the Pulitzer Prize winning novel "The Known World. "He won the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award and was a finalist for the National Book Award for his debut collection of stories, "Lost in the City." His second collection, "All Aunt Hagar s Children," was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction."show more