Arnold Rampersad

Finalist, 2007 National Book Awards

Arnold Rampersad is Sara Hart Kimball Professor in the Humanities and a member of the Department of English at Stanford University. His books include biographies of Langston Hughes and Jackie Robinson, and he collaborated with Arthur Ashe on his memoir, Days of Grace. He has written for The New York Times Book Review, The New Republic, and The Washington Post, and is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society. He lives in Stanford, California.
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Ralph Ellison: A Biography

Ralph Ellison: A Biography by Arnold Rampersad book cover, 2007
ISBN 9780375707988 Alfred A. Knopf

The definitive biography of one of the most important American writers and cultural intellectuals of the twentieth century. More about this book >

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Arnold Rampersad

Arnold Rampersad is Sara Hart Kimball Professor in the Humanities and a member of the Department of English at Stanford University. His books include biographies of Langston Hughes and Jackie Robinson, and he collaborated with Arthur Ashe on his memoir, Days of Grace. He has written for The New York Times Book Review, The New Republic, and The Washington Post, and is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society. He lives in Stanford, California.

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