Contributor biographical information for If I stop I'll die : the comedy and tragedy of Richard Pryor / John A. Williams and Dennis A. Williams.


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John A. Williams has been descirbed by the New York Times Book Review as one of the most important writers of American fiction. He has authored twelve critically acclaimed novels, such as The Man Who Cried I Am, Sons of Darkness, Captain Blackman, Jacob's Ladder and Clifford's Blues. Along with his works of fiction, Williams has also written several non-fiction books, among them, The Most Native of Sons: A Biography of Richard Wright. Williams is a retired Professor of English at the Newark campus of Rutgers University.

Dennis A. Williams is a former Newsweek reporter and editor whose work has appeared in Essence, Emerge, The Village Voice and Black Scholar. His first novel, Crossover, was published in 1992. William currently teaches English at Georgetown University.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Pryor, Richard.
Comedians -- United States -- Biography.
Motion picture actors and actresses -- United States -- Biography.