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Yerby, Frank Garvin

Born: 1916 AD
Died: 1991 AD
Nationality: N/A
Categories: Authors, Novelists

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