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Charles Johnson


Dr. Charles Johnson is a professor emeritus at the University of Washington and is the author of 22 books. He is also a novelist, philosopher, essayist, literary scholar, short-story writer, cartoonist and illustrator, an author of children’s literature, and a screen-and-teleplay writer. A MacArthur fellow, Johnson received a 2002 American Academy of Arts and Letters Award for Literature, a 1990 National Book Award for his novel Middle Passage, a 1985 Writers Guild award for his PBS teleplay “Booker,” the 2016 W.E.B. DuBois Award at the National Black Writers Conference, and many other awards.