Gaines, Ernest J.

Gaines, Ernest J. (James)

(1933–  ) writer; born in Oscar, La. The son of a plantation worker, he graduated from San Francisco State College. His simple fictional accounts of the struggles of Southern blacks were influenced by the oral traditions of rural Louisiana, and included The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1971) and A Gathering of Old Men (1983). He was writer in residence at the University of Southwestern Louisiana (1983).
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
References in periodicals archive ?
Gaines, Ernest J. Porch Talk with Ernest Gaines: Conversations on the Writer's Craft.
Gaines, Ernest J. The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman.
GAINES, Ernest J. Mozart and Leadbelly; stories and essays.