Celebrating the
Eleventh Biennial Arts & Education Council
Chattanooga Conference on Southern Literature

Ernest J. Gaines
ERNEST J. GAINES was awarded the National Book Critics Circle Award for his novel, A Lesson Before Dying.  Other works include Of Love and Dust, The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, A Gathering of Old Men, and Bloodline, a collection of short stories.  He received a McArthur Foundation Award in 1993, was named Chevalier de l’Ordre des Lettres in 1996, and 1998 was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters.


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