Jangchup Phelgyal

Born Hawkins Mitchell in Southeast San Diego and sent to St. Augustine High School, he was a Wallace Stegner fellow at Stanford. He began writing feature stories for the Reader at the urging of Judith Moore in the mid-1990s. In the late 90s, Mitchell became Jangchup Phelgyal after converting to Buddhism.

His stories include the following:

Feb. 16, 1995 Growing Up Negro in San Diego (autobiography - early years)

Jan. 11, 1996 Will California Kill Latwon Weaver?

Aug. 29, 1996 Whites Feel As If This Country Belongs to them

June 12, 1997 Dear Sister Philomena (a stern lady who changed children's lives)

June 14, 2001, page 42 What Price Glory? (alcoholism and writers)

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