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 Frank Yerby

Frank Yerby

Birth
Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia, USA
Death 29 Nov 1991 (aged 75)
Madrid, Provincia de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Burial Madrid, Provincia de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Memorial ID 7293630 · View Source
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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).

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  • Added: 27 Mar 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7293630
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Frank Yerby (5 Sep 1916–29 Nov 1991), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7293630, citing Cementerio de la Almudena, Madrid, Provincia de Madrid, Madrid, Spain ; Maintained by Find A Grave .