Ernest J. Gaines

Ernest J. Gaines

Ernest J. Gaines was born in Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana, USA on January 15th, 1933 and passed away at the age of 86 on November 5th, 2019.

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Ernest J. Gaines Stats: The highest rated book by Ernest J. Gaines on Book Notification is A Lesson Before Dying, a Standalone novel. The second-highest rated book is The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, a Standalone novel.

The most read book by Ernest J. Gaines on Book Notification is A Lesson Before Dying, a Standalone novel. The second most read book is The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, a Standalone novel.

Below is a complete list of Ernest J. Gaines books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series.

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

List of Short Stories/Novellas in Publication Order

List of Collections in Publication Order

List of Non-Fiction Books in Publication Order

List of Ernest J. Gaines Anthologies in Publication Order

Ernest J. Gaines: Biography

Ernest J. Gaines was born on January 15th, 1933. Ernest passed away November 5th, 2019 at 86 years old. Ernest J. Gaines was born in Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana, USA. Gaines attended San Francisco State College where he received a B.A.

Ernest J. Gaines is probably best known for his Standalone Novels. There are currently 8 novels available. The first standalone was released in 1964 with the novel Catherine Carmier. The most recently released novel was The Tragedy of Brady Sims which was released in 2017.

Ernest J. Gaines also wrote the Collections series which has 2 books including Bloodline and Mozart and Leadbelly.

Gaines was a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University.

Gaines was an English and creative writing professor at the University of Southwestern Louisiana. He was a writer-in-residence at the university for many years. He was also a writer-in-residence at Denison University, Stanford University, and at Whittier College.

In 1993, Ernest J. Gaines received the MacArthur Fellowship for his fiction that depicted personal relationships influenced by social pressures in the South prior to civil rights, illustrating the subtle effects of racism.

Ernest J. Gaines: Awards & Accolades

Gaines' book, The Tragedy of Brady Sims was nominated for the Hammett Prize, Best Crime Novel, in 2017.

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Ernest J. Gaines: F.A.Q

When was Ernest J. Gaines Born?

Ernest J. Gaines was born on January 15th, 1933.

When did Ernest J. Gaines die?

Ernest J. Gaines died on November 5th, 2019 at 86 years old.

Where was Ernest J. Gaines Born?

Ernest J. Gaines was born in Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana, USA.

What was the first book Ernest J. Gaines wrote?

The first book written by Ernest J. Gaines was Catherine Carmier, published in 1964.

What was the most recent book Ernest J. Gaines wrote?

His most recently released work was Three W's (a short story) on June 25th, 2019.

How many books has Ernest J. Gaines written?

Ernest J. Gaines has written 13 books excluding contributions to anthologies. 8 Standalone Novels, 1 Short Story/Novella, 2 books in the Collections, 2 books in the Non-Fiction Books.

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