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Allan Gurganus’s fiction has been translated into sixteen languages. His books include Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All, White People, Plays Well with Others, The Practical Heart and, most recently, Local Souls and Decoy. Gurganus’s essays are seen on the Op-Ed page of the New York Times and in The New York Review of Books. He has won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the American Academy’s Sue Kaufman Prize for best first novel, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Lambda Literary Award and the National Magazine Award. Film adaptations of Gurganus’s work have won four Emmys. A Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Gurganus co-founded Writers Against Jesse Helms. His novel-in-progress is The Erotic History of a Country Baptist Church.


© Roger Haile

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