Reginald McKnight, prose writer

Reginald McKnight

Reginald McKnight is a short story writer and novelist. He has won the O. Henry Award, the Drue Heinz Literature Prize, the Whiting Writer’s Award, and many other awards and prizes for his work. He is the author of the novels He Sleeps and I Get on the Bus, short story collections Moustapha’s Eclipse, The Kind of Light That Shines on Texas and White Boys, and two non-fiction collections, American Wisdom and Wisdom of the African World.

In addition to writing, McKnight has been a professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Maryland, College Park, Carnegie Mellon University, and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is currently the Hamilton Holmes Professor at the University of Georgia in Athens.