Reginald McKnight, 16th Annual ODU Literary Festival

Document Type

Featured Participant

Festival Date



Newport News Room, Webb Center

Author/Artist Bio

Reginald McKnight described by Publishers Weekly as "a master or narrative pacing," and by the San Francisco Chronicle as "a formidable talent," Reginald McKnight is the author of two collections of short stories, Moustapha’s Eclipse and The Kind of Light That Shines on Texas, and a novel, I Get On The Bus. In 1988, he received the Drue Heinz Award for Moustapha’s Eclipse followed by, in 1989 and 1990, the Kenyon Review Award for Fiction, the Ernest Hemingway Foundation Special Citation and an O. Henry Award. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Colorado College, then won a fellowship that enabled him to travel and write in Africa. Reginald McKnight now resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he teaches at Carnegie-Mellon University. [extracted from 1993 brochure]


McKnight read with Michael Pearson on Tuesday, October 5, 1993 at 3:00 p.m. at the Newport News Room, Webb Center.


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