Ernest J. GainesFiction
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 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. A 1989 program with Ernest J. Gaines is also available in our audio archives.
Our "Classics Series" continues as we go "Back to the Writing Well" to hear from writers of place, including the late Pat Conroy. Famous for his novels about the south, with several made into movies such as ...
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