Paul Beatty

Literature, 2009

Poet and novelist Paul Beatty is the author of two volumes of poetry—Big Bank Take Little Bank and Joker, Joker, Deuce—and three novels—TuffThe White Boy Shuffle and Slumberland. He is also the editor of Hokum: An Anthology of African-American Humor. His essays have appeared in The Village VoiceThe New York Times and other publications. He is the recipient of a Jasper Johns Fellowship and a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship.