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Edward P Jones

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Edward P. Jones was born and raised in Washington, D.C. Winner of the Pen/Hemingway Award and recipient of the Lannan Foundation Grant, Jones was educated at Holy Cross College and the University of Virginia. His first book, Lost in the City was originally published by William Morrow in 1992 and shortlisted for the National Book Award. Mr. Jones was named a National Book Award finalist for a second time with the publication of his debut novel The Known World which subsequently won the prestigious 2004 Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
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National Book Award for Fiction Best Book nominee (1992) : Lost in the City
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book nominee (2003) : The Known World
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Best Book winner (2004) : The Known World
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Novel winner (2005) : The Known World
PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction Best Book nominee (2007) : All Aunt Hagar's Children

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