Edward P. Jones

Edward P. Jones won a Pulitzer in 2003 for his novel The Known World. (Anna Deavere Smith is currently turning it into a screenplay.) Jones' latest book is a collection of stories called All Aunt Hagar’s Children, about the black community in Washington DC and its connections to the rural South. On stage in Aspen, he told Kurt that he doesn't do any research for his historical fiction -- he prefers to make it all up.