Emory Professor Wins Three Book Awards

Lawrence P. Jackson, professor of English and professor of African American studies at Emory University in Atlanta, has received three awards for his book, The Indignant Generation: A Narrative History of African American Writers and Critics, 1934-1960.

Professor Jackson won the Professional and Scholarly Excellence Award at the American Publishers Awards and the literacy award in the nonfiction category from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association.

The Indignant Generation also won the William Sanders Scarborough Prize from the Modern Language Association in January. The award goes to the best work in African American literary studies.

Professor Jackson was taught at Emory University since 2004. He holds a Ph.D. in English and American literature from Stanford University.

Here is a video of Professor Jackson discussing his award-winning book.

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