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James McBride

James McBride is an accomplished musician and the author of the National Book Award - winning novel The Good Lord Bird, the bestselling American classic The Color of Water , the novels Song Yet Sung and Miracle at St. Anna, the story collection Five-Carat Soul, and Kill 'Em and Leave, a biography of James Brown. The recipient of a National Humanities Medal, McBride is also a Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University.