The Known World
First edition cover
|Author||Edward P. Jones|
|Cover artist||Cover design by Laura Blost, Cover photograph copyright Eudora Welty, LLC; Eudora Welty|
|Media type||Print (Hardback & Paperback)|
|LC Class||PS3560.O4813 K58 2003|
The book was published to widespread acclaim from literary critics, with much praise directed at its story and Jones' prose.
Awards and nominations
The novel won a National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2004. In 2005 it won the 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 National Book Award.
- 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.
- "The Millions : Best of the Millennium, Pros Versus Readers". The Millions.
- 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.
- Edward P. Jones on 'The Known World', official HarperCollins interview.
- Interview with the author, transcript from NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, PBS, September 19, 2003
- 'The Known World', audio from National Public Radio, Morning Edition, October 28, 2003
- The Known World on Open Library at the Internet Archive
- 'The Known World', review in Pop Matters, by Stephen M. Deusner, 5 January 2004
- 'The Known World' review in storySouth, 2005
- 'The Known World', review in The Washington Post, by Jonathan Yardley, August 24, 2003
- "People who owned people", review in The New York Times, by John Vernon, August 31, 2003
- "A transcendent story of slavery unfolds in black and white", review in The Boston Globe, by John Freeman, October 19, 2003
- Photos of the first edition of The Known World
- Two-part essay on Jones' use of a godlike omniscient narrator in "The Known World": Part 1, Part 2.
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