Ernest J. Gaines was awarded the National Book Critics Circle Award for his novel, A Lesson Before Dying. Other works include Of Love and Dust, The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, A Gathering of Old Men, Bloodline and Mozart and Leadbelly: Stories and Essays. He has received a MacArthur Foundation grant, was named Chevalier de l'Ordre des Lettres and was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Saturday, April 16
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Acceptance of the Cleanth Brooks Medal for Lifetime Achievement