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Illinois Center for the Book


Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Margo Jefferson  

Pen Name: None

Genre:

Audience: Adult;

Born: in Chicago, Illinois


-- Website -- https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/authors/59367/margo-jefferson
-- Margo Jefferson on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Margo+Jefferson


Illinois Connection

Jefferson is a Chicago native.

Biographical and Professional Information

Margo Jefferson is a Pulitzer Prize winning author for criticism. She has served as book and arts critic for Newsweek and the New York Times. Her writing has appeared in, among other publications, Vogue, New York Magazine, The Nation, and Guernica. Her memoir, Negroland, received the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography. She is also the author of On Michael Jackson and is a professor of writing at Columbia University School of the Arts in New York City.


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Awards

Negroland

  • Winner, National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography, 2016
  • Winner, Heartland Prize
  • Notable Book, New York Times
  • Best Books of the Year List, The Washington Post
  • Best Books of the Year List, Los Angeles Times
  • Best Books of the Year List, Time
  • Best Books of the Year List, Vanity Fair
  • Best Books of the Year List, Marie Claire
  • Best Books of the Year List, Time Out New York
  • Best Books of the Year List, Minneapolis Star Tribune
  • Best Books of the Year List, Kansas City Star
  • Best Books of the Year List, Menís Journal
  • Best Books of the Year List, Oprah

    Speaking Engagements

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