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Yerby, Frank Garvin

Born: 1916 AD
Died: 1991 AD, at 75 years of age.

Nationality: Unknown
Categories: Authors, Novelists

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1916 - Born in Augusta, Georgia

 

1937 - Studied at Paine College

 

1938 - Took up his masters at Fisk University

 

1939 - Went to graduate school at the University of Chicago

 

1939-1941 - Taught in English in the South

 

1941-1944 - He was a laboratory technician

 

1944 - Won a O. Henry Special Award for his short story “Health Card”

 

1944-1945 - Chief inspector for Fairchild Aircraft in Jamaica, New York

 

1946 - Released his best selling novel The Foxes of Harrow

 

1947 - The Vixens

 

1950S - Lived in Florida

 

1955 - Immigrated to Madrid, Spain

 

1957 - Did Fair Oaks

 

1962 - Griffin's Way, a novel set in the Civil War period which contributed to the revolution on the way

romantic myths about slavery and Reconstruction in the South were being done

 

1964 - The Old Gods Laugh

 

1969 - Speak Now

 

1971 - The Dahomean

 

1984 - Devilseed

 

1985 - Mckenzie’s Hundred

 

1991 - The 1st best-selling black novelist in US died


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