9/16/1943 - 7/27/2016
Authors: Remembering the life, death and legacy of James McPherson
Pulitzer Prize-winning author James Alan McPherson died July 27, 2016, in a hospital in Iowa City, Iowa, according to multiple news sources. He was 72.
The cause of death was reportedly complications of pneumonia.
McPherson won the Pulitzer Prize in 1978 for “Elbow Room,” a 1977 collection of short stories. He was the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
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