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Wilderson honored with American Book Award

Frank B. Wilderson III, professor of African American studies and drama at UC Irvine, has received the 2008 American Book…

December 5, 2008

Frank B. Wilderson III, professor of African American studies and drama at UC Irvine, has received the 2008 American Book Award for his recently released memoir, “Incognegro.” The prestigious award, granted by the Before Columbus Foundation, honors outstanding achievement from America’s diverse literary community. Past winners include Toni Morrison, Jayne Cortez and Audre Lorde.