Taylor Branch

writer, 1989 Pulitzer Prize

Taylor Branch is best known for his prizewinning trilogy chronicling the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. The first volume, Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63, won the Pulitzer Prize for History and the National Book Critics Circle Award for General Non-Fiction in 1988. The subesquent two volumes, and Pillar of Fire and At Canaan’s Edge also went on to win numerous awards. The author of two other nonfiction books and a novel, Branch is a former staff member of The Washington Monthly, Harper’s, and Esquire. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

Taylor Branch is best known for his prizewinning trilogy chronicling the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. The first volume, Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63, won the Pulitzer Prize for History and the National Book Critics Circle Award for General Non-Fiction in 1988. The subesquent two volumes, and Pillar of Fire and At Canaan’s Edge also went on to win numerous awards. The author of two other nonfiction books and a novel, Branch is a former staff member of The Washington Monthly, Harper’s, and Esquire. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

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