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Frank Yerby
Birth: Sep. 5, 1916
Death: Nov. 29, 1991

Author. He was an African-American Author of popular historical fiction. Born in Augusta, Georgia, in September 1916, his first work, the poem, "Health Card" won the O'Henry Memorial Award. In 1946 he wrote is second work entitled, "The Foxes Of Harrow." After it's released he was criticized by critics for not focusing more on writing about the Black culture. He was also compared to Margaret Mitchell, by saying that is book was another, "Gone With The Wind." In 1955, disgusted with how the African-Americans were being discriminated, he moved to Madrid, Spain, where he lived until his death in 1991, at the age of 75. Yerby's other works include, "The Golden Hawk" (1948), "Pride's Castle" (1949), "Floodtide" (1950), "A Woman Called Fancy" (1951), "The Devil's Laughter" (1953), "Benton's Row" (1956), "Fairoaks" (1957), "Captain Rebel" (1958), "Judas, My Brother" (1968), and "The Dahomean" (1971). (bio by: K) 
 
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Cementerio de la Almudena
Madrid
Provincia de Madrid
Madrid, Spain
 
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Record added: Mar 27, 2003
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