Edward P. Jones was born and raised in Washington, DC. He is the author of three books, Lost in the City, The Known World, and All Aunt Hagar’s Children. He is the recipient of the PEN / Hemingway Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and the Pulitzer Prize. He has been published in Ploughshares, Callaloo, the New Yorker, and the Paris Review. He teaches at George Washington University.