Reginald McKnight

Reginald McKnight's work, often immersed in the black experience, explores race from the point of view of a hybrid cast of characters giving voice to an experience that marries issues of skin color with those of alienation.

McKnight has received an NEA fellowship, an O. Henry Award, the Kenyon Review Award for Literary Excellence (twice), the PEN Hemingway Special Citation, the Pushcart Prize, the Drue Heinz Literature Prize, a Thomas J. Watson Foundation Fellowship, and, most recently, a Whiting Writer's Award. His work is frequently anthologized. McKnight is the author of Moustapha's Eclipse, I Get on the Bus ( novel), and The Kind of Light that Shines on Texas. He teaches at the University of Maryland in College Park.

White Boys

by Reginald McKnight

From an award-winning writer and one of our finest storytellers comes a stunning collection of stories that confounds the boundaries of African American literature. Reginald McKnight's White Boys comes at the ever troubling question of relations between the races in angles that slant and slope, confuse white and black, until all distinctions are--if only for a moment--vanquished. His characters are outsiders and, finally, are less about the color of their skin than they are about an almost palpable other-ness.

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