Ishmael Reed

Ishmael Reed

Ishmael Reed is a writer and poet, and Professor Emeritus at the University of California at Berkeley. He is the author of thirty books including the acclaimed novel Mumbo Jumbo, as well as essays, plays and poetry. Awarded a MacArthur Fellowship and the L.A. Times Robert Kirsch Lifetime Achievement Awards, he is a founder of the Before Columbus Foundation and PEN Oakland. Together with his daughter Tennessee Reed he co-publishes the online magazine,Konch ishmaelreedpub.com. He is currently Visiting Scholar at The California College of the Arts. His latest book is "The Complete Muhammad Ali”.