is a The Known World 2003 historical novel by Edward P. Jones. Set in antebellum Virginia, it examines the issues regarding the ownership of black slaves by both white and black Americans.
Awards and nominations [ edit ]
The novel won a
National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2004. [1 ] In 2005 it won the [2 ] International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, one of the richest literary awards for a novel in the English language. It was a finalist for the 2003 [3 ] National Book Award. [4 ]
References [ edit ]
^ National Book Critics Circle Award past winners, Official Website.
^ 'The Known World' Wins Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, The New York Times.
^ "The Known World by Edward P. Jones wins the 2005 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award", Official Website.
^ "2003 National Book Awards". National Book Foundation . Retrieved 14 January 2014.
Scholarship [ edit ]
Tim A. Ryan, “Mapping the Unrepresentable: Slavery Fiction in the New Millennium.”
Calls and Responses: The American Novel of Slavery since Gone with the Wind. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 2008: 185-208.
External links [ edit ]
'The Known World', review in , by Pop Matters Stephen M. Deusner, 5 January 2004
'The Known World' review in , 2005 storySouth
'The Known World', review in , by The Washington Post Jonathan Yardley, August 24, 2003
"People who owned people", review in , by The New York Times John Vernon, August 31, 2003
"A transcendent story of slavery unfolds in black and white", review in , by John Freeman, October 19, 2003 The Boston Globe