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Ernest J. Gaines

Fiction

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20040211, 20010103, 19980914

One of America's best-known contemporary black writers, Ernest J. Gaines first found fame with his novel The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman in the early 1970s.  But his most recent novel, A Lesson Before Dying, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award 1993, became his most profitable when it was chosen for Oprah's Book Club.  Gaines talks about his work and life, and reads from his now famous book.  

| Subject Matter: African-American, Contemporary Fiction | Interview Year: 1998 | Genre: Fiction | Awards: National Book Critics Circle Award |

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