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us: Harris, E. Lynn



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    • us: Harris, Everette Lynn
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    • found: His Invisible life, c1991: t.p. (E. Lynn Harris) biogr. notes (b. in Little Rock, Mr. Harris has been employed in marketing positions at IBM, Hewlett-Packard, AT&T and Tektronix; Invisible life is his first novel)
    • found: New York times WWW site, July 27, 2009 (in obituary published July 24: E. Lynn Harris; b. Everette Lynn Harris, June 20, 1955, Flint, Mich.; grew up in Little Rock, Ark.; d. Thursday [July 23, 2009], Los Angeles, aged 54; his novels about successful and glamorous black men with sexual identity conflicts (and the women and men who love them) made him one of the nation's most popular writers)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed via The Oxford African American Studies Center online database, July 27, 2014: (Harris, E. Lynn; Everette Lynn Williams; fiction writer, gay rights activist; born 20 June 1955 in Flint, Michigan, United States; gets the surname Harris from his mother's second husband; graduated with honors with a degree in journalism from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville; recruited by IBM, for the next thirteen years he sold computers while living in Dallas, Washington, D.C., and Atlanta; self-published his first novel, Invisible Life, and was noticed by the mainstream publishing houses; his books were on best-sellers lists; nominated for the NAACP Image Award (1997); won the James Baldwin Award for Literary Excellence; inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame (2000), at the time of his death, he had become a highly regarded activist and philanthropist in the black and black gay communities; died 23 July 2009 in Los Angeles, California, United States)
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    • PS3558.A64438
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    • 1992-10-27: new
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