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Ernest Gaines

San Francisco State​

B.A. Literature (1957)
  • Award-winning author of A Lesson Before Dying, The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman and A Gathering of Old Men.
  • Is an inductee in the American Academy of Arts of Letters and the French Order of Arts and Letters.
  • Published his first story in 1956 in San Francisco State's Transfer literary magazine.

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