(1921–92), US writer; full name Alexander Murray Palmer Haley. His best-selling work Roots: The Saga of an American Family (1976) chronicled the ancestors of his African-American family. The book and subsequent television miniseries in 1977 each won a Pulitzer Prize. He also coauthored The Autobiography of Malcolm X (1965) and wrote Queen (published posthumously, 1993).
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