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PCWS: Ta-Nehisi Coates

March 20, 2017

TA-NEHISI COATES is the author of The Beautiful Struggle and Between the World and 20 Me, which won the 2015 National Book Award for Nonfiction, won the 2016 PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay, and was a finalist for the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism. A former writer for The Village Voice and a national correspondent for The Atlantic, Coates received the 2012 Hillman Prize for Opinion and Analysis Journalism and a George Polk Award for his 2014 essay “The Case for Reparations.” He is the recipient of a 2015 MacArthur Fellowship and was named one of TIME magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” in 2016. He recently wrote 11 issues of Marvel Comics’ Black Panther series, which, when it first appeared in the 1960s, was the first comic book to feature a Black superhero.


March 20, 2017