Darryl Pinckney

Darryl Pinckney, photo by Beowulf Sheehan
Darryl Pinckney, photo by Beowulf Sheehan

Darryl Pinckney is a long time contributor to the New York Review of Books. He is the author of two novels, High Cotton and Black Deutschland, and three works of nonfiction: Out There: Mavericks of Black Literature, Blackballed: The Black Vote and US Democracy, and Busted in New York and Other Essays.

He has received a Hodder Fellowship at Princeton University, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Harold D. Vursell Memorial Award for distinguished prose from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

His most recent book is Come Back in September: A Literary Education on West Sixty-Seventh Street, Manhattan.


selected bibliography

Come Back in September: A Literary Education on West Sixty-seventh Street, Manhattan by Darryl Pinckney
Come Back in September: A Literary Education on West Sixty-seventh Street, Manhattan (2022)
Black Deutschland by Darryl Pinckney
Black Deutschland (2016)
Blackballed: The Black Vote and US Democracy by Darryl Pinckney
Blackballed: The Black Vote and US Democracy (2014)
High Cotton by Darryl Pinckney
High Cotton (1992)

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online resources

Darryl Pinckney’s website

Video: Author’s Night 2020, East Hampton Library