Mel Watkins

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Mel Watkins was born born March 8, 1940 in Memphis, Tennessee. In 1966 he became the first African-American editor at the Times Sunday Book Review where he worked until 1986. He is the author of Dancing with Strangers, a Literary Guild Selection, and of the highly acclaimed On the Real Side: A History of African American Comedy. He lives in New York City.

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6 Books by Mel Watkins