John Edgar Wideman

Philadelphia Fire

originally published:


We offered this advance reading copy, issued prior to the publication of the first edition, in 2004.


  • PEN/Faulkner Award(1991)

reference info

bio notes:
born: 6/14/1941
born as: John Edgar Wideman
nationality: USA

American writer regarded for his intricate literary style in novels about the experiences of black men in contemporary urban America. - Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature


We offered this copy of the first English edition, which was also the first hardcover edition, in our List 46.