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Ernest J. Gaines
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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 and A Gathering of Old Men. He is the recipient of the Black Academy of Arts and Letters Award, the 1993 MacArthur Foundation Award and in 1996 he was named Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.


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