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E. Lynn Harris dead at 54

July 24, 2009

harrisNews broke this afternoon of the sudden death of E. Lynn Harris, author of 10 consecutive New York Times best-selling popular novels. Harris died while on the West Coast tour for his latest book, Basketball Jones. One of the first of the wave of African American pop novelists that emerged in the late 1990s and early 2000s, Harris rose from self-publishing to become one of the most read novelists of his day. He characteristically wrote about romance in black life, including gay romance, as well as sports. Born in Flint, Mich., and raised in Little Rock, Ark., he won many awards for novels such as Invisible Life, Just as I Am, and Just Too Good to be True.

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  1. July 25, 2009 12:24 pm

    The age we all know. Sad. Basketball Jones is a name we used back in the 70’s for ball players that were always looking for a game some where. Any where, and any play ground. That was a nick name I had once. I gave it to another friend. I still call him that.

  2. July 25, 2009 12:35 pm

    STOP THE PRESSES Michael John McCann has announced that he in fact has the original Barrrack Obama’s birth certificate. He plans to auction it to the high bidder. STOP THE PRESSES. He may be an illegal Alien

    WHAT EVER THE HELL THAT MEANS.. i THOUGHT YOU HAD TO COME FROM OUTER SPACE TO BE AN
    aLIEN. STOP THE PRESSES FOR CRIST SAKES… HE WAS BORN ON THE PLANET PURPLEUMPKIN. i HAVE THE PROOF. He and his family came back 3 months before the election and again 2 months ago .Please bid at support@purpleumpkin.com

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