New York Instances bestselling creator Eric Jerome Dickey dies on the age of 59
New York Times bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey has died at the age of 59. Eric Jerome Dickey’s death shocked his fans and the black community as his nobles were mostly about the community. His longtime publicist Dutton made a statement to inform his readers of his death. Read on to find out what happened to Eric Jerome Dickey.
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What happened to Eric Jerome Dickey?
Eric Jerome Dickey’s publicist Dutton made a media statement to inform about the author’s death. He said he had a long-term illness. The author dies on January 3rd in Los Angeles. Dutton said in the statement that Eric loved to challenge himself with every book he would write. He greatly admired his readers and was always grateful for his success. Eric Jerome Dickey is survived by four daughters and, given the pandemic, no memorial service will be organized.
The author wrote several novels that were very much loved by his readers. Some of Eric Jerome Dickey’s most popular books are Milk In My Coffee, Friends and Lovers, Cheaters, and Liar’s Game. All of these novels have been best-sellers in the New York Times and Blackboard. He has written 29 novels during his career. The last book he wrote was The Son of Mr Suleman, which was published in April 2020.
Eric Jerome Dickey’s books dealt with contemporary black characters. Essence magazine recently named his debut novel, Sister, Sister as the 50 most impactful black books of the past 50 years. The novel told the story of black women who find love and lasting friendships.
According to a report in the LA Times, Eric moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in software development in the aerospace industry. He later concentrated on his hobbies acting, comedy, writing and poetry. He also attended a creative writing course at the University of California at Los Angeles on a SEED scholarship awarded by International Black Writers & Artists.
The literary community mourns the loss of the famous author. Evil feminist writer Roxane Gay took to Twitter to offer condolences. She mentioned some of her favorite Eric books. He has won several awards for his contribution to literature. He received the NAAP Image Award in 2014 for his novel A Wanted Woman. He was also named Male Writer of the Year at the 2006 African American Literary Awards Show.
I am really sad about the death of Eric Jerome Dickey. It was some of the first novels I ever read about black people that weren’t about slavery or civil rights. He was a great storyteller.
– Roxane Gay (@rgay) January 5, 2021
I want to reconsider my thoughts on not being old enough to read Eric Jerome Dickey and Zane. Most of my friends and I didn’t have sex at that age. Her books gave us insights into pleasure and autonomy (RE the Black Woman Body) that we would not have learned in school / at home.
– Jasmyn (@JasmynBeKnowing) January 5, 2021
Eric Jerome Dickey was vital to so many black writers. If you read great storytelling, you will become a better storyteller. No wonder some of your favorite authors right now are huge fans of his work. Please support his upcoming book The Son of Mr Suleman https://t.co/zyiKgwwz8g
– Shanita Hubbard (@msshanitarenee) January 5, 2021
This man changed my life and my whole world. This man taught me how to read in prison and how to appreciate the written language and word usage. When I got home he wrote a letter on my behalf to attend U of H. He was the first to buy my merch???????? #ericjeromedickey pic.twitter.com/F30GmuP2Uv
– They had me in the 1st half and won’t lie (@vivalakneegrows) Jan 5, 2021
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