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Wideman, John Edgar

Born: 1941 AD
Currently alive, at 74 years of age.
Nationality: American
Categories: Authors

1941 – Born on the 14th of June in Washington, DC.

1965 – He married Judith Ann Goldman, an attorney, with whom he has three children: Daniel, Jacob, and Jamila.

1966 – He was the second African-American to win a Rhodes Scholarship, graduating.

1984 – He is the first to win the International PEN/Faulkner Award twice.

1988 – His son Jacob was convicted of a murder in Flagstaff, Arizona.

2000 – He won the O. Henry Award for his short story "Weight", published in The Callaloo Journal.

         – Marriage ended in divorce.

2004 – He married journalist Catherine Nedonchelle, and currently lives with her and her son, Romeo Alexander, on the Lower East Side.