Educated at Columbia, DARRYL PINCKNEY has been a Hodder Fellow at Princeton and a recipient of grants from the Ingram-Merrill, the Mrs. Giles Whiting, and the Guggenheim Foundations. His work has appeared in many publications, including Granta and The New York Review of Books. He now lives in Berlin, where he is completing a critical book on Afro-American literature.
Darryl Pinckney, a longtime contributor to The New York Review of Books, is the author of a previous novel, High Cotton (winner of a Los Angeles Times Book Prize), and two works of nonfiction, Blackballed: The Black Vote and U.S. Democracy and Out There: Mavericks of Black Literature. He is a recipient of the Harold D. Vursell Memorial Award for Distinguished Prose from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He lives in New York.