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James McBride's Deacon King Kong, set in 1969 Brooklyn, wins inaugural Gotham Book prize
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James McBride's Deacon King Kong, set in 1969 Brooklyn, wins inaugural Gotham Book prize

McBride is also known for his million-selling memoir The Color of Water and the historical novel Good Lord Bird, winner of the National Book Award.

James McBride, Natasha Tretheway among winners of Anisfield-Wolf awards which honours writings on racism
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James McBride, Natasha Tretheway among winners of Anisfield-Wolf awards which honours writings on racism

McBride’s Deacon King Kong won for fiction and Trethewey’s memoir Memorial Drive was a co-winner for nonfiction, along with Vincent Brown’s Tacky’s Revolt.