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Reginald McKnight

Reginald McKnight is a short story writer and novelist. He has won the O. Henry Award, the Drue Heinz Literature Prize, and the Whiting Writer’s Award, and many other awards and prizes for his work. In addition to writing, McKnight has been a professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Maryland, College Park, Carnegie Mellon University, and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is currently the Hamilton Holmes Professor at the University of Georgia in Athens. He is the author of He Sleeps, Moustapha’s Eclipse, I Get on the Bus, The Kind of Light that Shines on Texas, and White Boys. He is editor of African American Wisdom and Wisdom of the African World.


“The Earth’s skin had become a million toads.” After a town undergoes a disturbing transformation, a boy finds a solitary companion.

Reginald McKnight