Darryl Pinckney

Poet, novelist, and essayist

Darryl Pinckney is a long time contributor to The New York Review of Books, and the author of a novel, High Cotton, and, in the Alain Locke Lecture Series, Out There: Mavericks of Black Literature.  Other periodicals to which he has contributed include FMR, Freibeuter, The Guardian, Harper's, Los Angeles Times, The Nation, The New Republic, The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, the New York Times Book Review, The Paris Review, Slate, TLS, Vanity Fair, and Vogue.  His several collaborations with Robert Wilson have appeared internationally and at Brooklyn Academy of Music.  Pinckney has been a Hodder Fellow at Princeton and received The Harold D. Vursell Award for Distinguished Prose for the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a fellowship from the John S. Guggenheim Foundation.