Edward P. Jones writes about Washington D.C.
Not the Washington of politicians and the government offices, but the Washington neighborhoods filled with people struggling to get by.
Jones won the Pulitzer Prize for his novel "The Known World." He's also published two short story collections, "Lost in the City" and "All Aunt Hagar's Children" which just came out in paperback.
The stories cover different periods in history, and involve many characters, but behind them all is the city itself.
Jones told Minnesota Public Radio's Euan Kerr the subject is a natural one for him, since he wants people to know about his home town.