Reginald McKnight, 20th Annual ODU Literary Festival

Document Type

Featured Participant

Festival Date



Mill Godwin Jr. Life Sciences Building; Norfolk State University, L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center; Webb University Center

Author/Artist Bio

Reginald McKnight won the Drue Heinz Prize for his first collection of short stories, Moustapha's Eclipse. In 1990, he published a novel, I Get on the Bus, and in 1992 another collection of short stories, The Kind of Light That Shines on Texas. The title story of that collection received both an O'Henry Award and the Kenyon Review Award for Literary Excellence. Most recently, he has received a Whiting Fellowship for Writing and a Pushcart Prize. Reginald McKnight teaches at the University of Maryland. His latest book, White Boys, will be released from Henry Holt later this year.


McKnight read with Liz Waldner and Melissa Fay Greene on Wednesday, October 15th, 1997 at 3:30 p.m. and at 7:30 p.m., and on Thursday, October 16th, 1997 at 10:00 a.m.


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