Arnold Rampersad
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Arnold Rampersad

Arnold Rampersad is a biographer and literary critic born in Trinidad and Tobago. The first volume of his 'Life of Langston Hughes' was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and his 'Ralph Ellison: A Biography' was a finalist for the 2007 National Book Award. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Arnold Rampersad has six videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1996 Forum as an Editor. The year with the most videos was 2002 with two videos. Most appearances with Henry Louis Gates Jr. (2), Cheryl Wall (2). Most common tags: Arts & Literature, African Americans, Hughes, Langston.

Appearances by Title:c. January 1, 1998 - Present Professor, English, Stanford University Videos: 5 c. December 29, 1996 - Present Editor Videos: 1

Recent Appearances

  • 2012 Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards

    2012 Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards

    The 77th annual Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards were presented to “books that have made an important contribution to society’s…

  • <em>Ralph Ellison</em>

    Ralph Ellison

    Arnold Rampersad talked about his biography, Ralph Ellison. He also responded to audience members' questions.

  • <em>Ralph Ellison: A Biography</em>

    Ralph Ellison: A Biography

    Arnold Rampersad talked about his book Ralph Ellison: A Biography, published by Knopf. Professor Rampersad researched the life of Ralph…

  • Writings of Hughes and Hurston

    Writings of Hughes and Hurston

    Guests examined the origins and impact of the Harlem Renaissance which lasted from the end of World War I through the middle…

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