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Suzan-Lori Parks

Author of Getting Mother's Body

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Suzan-Lori Parks is a novelist, playwright, song-writer, and screenwriter. She was the recipient of the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play Topdog/Underdog, as well as a 2001 MacArthur "genius grant" ... A graduate of Mount Holyoke College, where she studied with James Baldwin, she has taught creative writing in universities across the country, including at the Yale School of Drama, and she heads the Dramatic Writing Program at CalArts. ,,, She lives with her husband, blues musician Paul Oscher, and their pit bull, Lambchop. [from Getting Mother's Body (2003)]
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