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Chester Himes
Birth: Jul. 29, 1909
Death: Nov. 12, 1984

Writer. He was born in Jefferson City (Missouri) and died in Moraira (Alacant, Spain). From 1929 to 1936 he was jailed at the Ohio State Penitentiary for a 25 year sentence of armed robbery. In the prison, he began his work as writer. After eight years, he was released from prison and he worked at numerous odd jobs and joined the Works Progress Administration, eventually serving as a writer with the Ohio Writers' Project. In the 1950s, he moved to Paris, where triumphed with his detectives novels, specially with his characters of Coffin Ed and Grave Digger Jones. Himes, who moved to Spain in 1969, died there in 1984. In 1985, "A Case of Rape" was published posthumously. Among his books are "If He Hollers, Let Him Go," "Cast the First Stone," "Lonely Crusade," "Pinktoes," "For Love of Imabelle" and "Cotton Comes to Harlem." (bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) 
 
Burial:
Cementeri de Benissa
Alicante
Provincia de Alacant
Valenciana, Spain
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
Record added: Sep 07, 2005
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Chester Himes
Added by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
 
Chester Himes
Added by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
 
Chester Himes
Added by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
 
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