Book Discussion on A Lesson Before Dying

Novelist Ernest Gaines tallked about his most recent book A Lesson Before Dying, published by Vintage. This novel won the 1993… read more

Novelist Ernest Gaines tallked about his most recent book A Lesson Before Dying, published by Vintage. This novel won the 1993 National Book Critics Circle Award and Mr. Gaines has also been awarded a MacArthur Foundation grant for writings of “rare historical resonance.” The author read passages from the book, commenting on the thought processes he had when writing them and about his love of writing. He answered questions submitted by members of the audience, including how he feels about the death penalty and how he got started writing. close

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Book Discussion on A Lesson Before Dying

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159617-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Speech
Location:
Norfolk, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 22, 2000
Last Aired:
Apr 29, 2001

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  • Oct 22, 2000 | 2:35am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 29, 2001 | 3:38am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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