Cecil Brown (writer)

Cecil Brown (born July 3, 1943[1]) is an African American writer and educator. He is a published novelist, short story writer, script writer, and college educator. His noted works include The Life and Loves of Mr. Jiveass Nigger and work as a screenwriter on the Richard Pryor film Which Way Is Up? Born in rural Bolton, North Carolina,[1] he attended North Carolina A and T College of Greensboro North Carolina where he earned his B.A. in English in 1966. He later attended Colombia University and earned his M.A. degree from the University of Chicago in 1967. Brown while residing in Berkeley, California (to which he returned in the late 80s and still lives and works) earned his Ph.D. in African American Studies, Folklore and Narrative in 1993.[2] He is a professor at UC Berkeley.[3]



Columbia University English Dept., Professor John Angus Burrell Memorial Prize, 1966; Before Columbus Foundation American Book Award for Days Without Weather, 1984; Berlin Literary Fellowship, 1985; Besonders Wertvoll Film Preises, 1986; UC Berkeley, Mentor Fellowship, 1992.


  1. 1 2 Darryl Dickson-Carr (2005). The Columbia Guide to Contemporary African American Fiction. p. 65. ISBN 0-231-12472-4.
  2. Bullock, Ken. "The Life and Loves of Novelist Cecil Brown". The Berkeley Daily Planet.
  3. "'How Richard Pryor Became Richard Pryor': an interview wit' author Cecil Brown". San Francisco Bay View. 12 June 2013. Retrieved 2014-08-12.

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