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Buffalo News article | Eddie Mark wins Phillis Wheatley Award

Buffalo native wins national award for his first novel

Published August 2, 2016
The Buffalo News 
By Harold McNeil | News Staff Reporter

A year ago, Buffalo native Eddie Mark was riding high with the publication of his first novel, “The Garden of Unfortunate Souls.”

Just a couple of weeks ago, the former Kensington-Bailey neighborhood resident had reason to soar even higher when he was announced as the winner of the 2016 Phillis Wheatley Award for First Fiction, an honor presented for a debut work of fiction by an African-American writer. Mark and several other Wheatley Award winners received the news at the Harlem Book Fair in New York City, one of the country’s premier literary events for black authors...Read more

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