Sunday, May 10, 2009

Lillian Smith Book Awards - Featured Juror

Jerry Ward
Professor of English
Dillard University

The jury for this year's Lillian Smith Book Awards, presented by the Southern Regional Council and the University of Georgia Libraries, includes Dr. Jerry Ward, a distinguished professor of English and African American World Studies at Dillard University, New Orleans, LA.

Ward spent 20 years as the Lawrence Durgin Professor of Literature at Tougaloo College in Jackson. He is recognized as one of the leading experts on Richard Wright.

He is editor of The Richard Wright Encyclopedia, published by Greenwood Press; founding member of the Richard Wright Circle; and author of The Katrina Papers.

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