Widow Basquiat: A Memoir

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Shearsman Books, 2010 - African American artists - 142 pages
"This work explores the love story between Jean-Michel Basquiat and Suzanne, his muse and lover. It is also a profound portrait of New York City during the 1980s' art scene and the striking cast of characters from that time: Andy Warhol, Madonna, Keith Haring, Debbie Harry, Julian Schnabel and William Burroughs, among others."--Page 4 of cover

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Jennifer Clement was born in 1960 in Connecticut. She is an American-Mexican author. She studied English Literature and Anthropology at New York University and also studied French literature in Paris, France. She has an MFA from the University of Southern Maine. She was President of PEN Mexico from 2009 to 2012. Clement is the author three novels: Prayers for the Stolen, A True Story Based on Lies (finalist in the Orange Prize for Fiction) and The Poison That Fascinates. She also wrote the cult classic memoir Widow Basquiat. Prayers for the stolen was a New York Times Book Review Editor¿s Choice Book, First Selection for National Reading Group Month's Great Group Reads and appeared internationally on many Best Books of the Year lists, including The Irish Times. She is also the author of several books of poetry: The Next Stranger, Newton¿s Sailor; Lady of the Broom and Jennifer Clement: New and Selected Poems. Jennifer Clement was awarded the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA) Fellowship for Literature in 2012 for her novel Prayers for the Stolen and was honored with The Sara Curry Humanitarian Award for that work. She was also a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction 2015 for Prayers fo rthe Stolen.

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