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Paul Beatty (born 1962 in Los Angeles) is a contemporary African-American author. Beatty received an MFA in creative writing from Brooklyn College and an MA in psychology from Boston University.

In 1990, Paul Beatty was crowned the first ever Grand Poetry Slam Champion of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. One of the prizes for winning that championship title was the book deal which resulted in his first volume of poetry, Big Bank Takes Little Bank . This would be followed by another book of poetry Joker, Joker, Deuce as well as appearances performing his poetry on MTV and PBS (in the series The United States of Poetry). In 1993, he was awarded a grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists Award.

His first novel, The White Boy Shuffle received a positive review in the New York Times. The reviewer, Richard Bernstein, called the book "a blast of satirical heat from the talented heart of black American life." His second book, Tuff received a positive notice in Time Magazine. Most recently, Beatty edited an anthology of African-American humor called Hokum and wrote an article in the New York Times on the same subject.

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Total Books: 25
Big Bank Take Little Bank New Cafe Poets No1
Big Bank Take Little Bank New Cafe Poets No1 [New cafe poets] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780962784279
ISBN-10: 0962784273
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Hokum  An Anthology of African-American Humor
Hokum an Anthology of African-american Humor (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781582344348
ISBN-10: 1582344345
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

Joker Joker Deuce
Joker Joker Deuce [Penguin Poets] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780140587234
ISBN-10: 0140587233
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

Panoptocon (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781907188428
ISBN-10: 1907188428
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Rashid Johnson Message to Our Folks
Rashid Johnson Message to Our Folks (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780933856936
ISBN-10: 0933856938
Genre: Arts & Photography

The Sellout
The Sellout (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781786070159
ISBN-10: 1786070154

The Sellout 2016
The Sellout 2016 (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781786070173
ISBN-10: 1786070170

The Sellout A Novel
The Sellout a Novel (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780374260507
ISBN-10: 0374260508
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

Slumberland (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781596912403
ISBN-10: 1596912405
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

Slumberland A Novel
Slumberland a Novel (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781596912410
ISBN-10: 1596912413
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Tuff (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780099277057
ISBN-10: 0099277050

Tuff  A Novel
Tuff a Novel (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780385721110
ISBN-10: 0385721110
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

Tuff A Novel
Tuff a Novel [Paperback Original] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780965000789
ISBN-10: 0965000788
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The White Boy Shuffle
The White Boy Shuffle (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780312280192
ISBN-10: 031228019X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.