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The AP is reporting that writer E. Lynn Harris passed away today. According to his publicist Laura Gilmore, he died at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills.

He was 54.

I was never really a fan but can’t deny his huge cultural impact. He was everywhere in the 90s – on the bus/subway, campuses, hair salons, . . . He proved those of us who assumed his career would be super-short wrong. His audience kept growing. He kept at it and ended up with a very lucrative body of work. I just looked over this body of work and didn’t realized how much he had managed to produce very consistently. He will be missed.


His Work

Invisible Life (Self published: 1991; Mass market: 1994)

Just As I Am (1994)

And This Too Shall Pass (1997)

If This World Were Mine (1998)

Abide With Me (2000)

Not a Day Goes By (2000)

Got to be Real: Four Original Love Stories (2000)
by Colin Channer, Eric Jerome Dickey, E. Lynn Harris and Marcus Major.

Any Way the Wind Blows (2002)

A Love of My Own (2003)

What Becomes of the Brokenhearted: A Memoir (2004)

I Say a Little Prayer (2006)

Just Too Good to Be True (2008)

Basketball Jones (2009)

Mama Dearest (Oct. 2009)

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