Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence

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The Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence is a national literary award designed to recognize rising African-American fiction writers. It is underwritten by donors of the Baton Rouge Area Foundation in honor of the literary heritage provided by author Ernest J. Gaines.

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Panel of Judges[edit]


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