MEMPHIS, Tenn. Eric Jerome Dickey, best-selling author of Memphian and the New York Times, has died of cancer. He was fifty-nine.
On social media, members of the family reported the story.
Dickey was born and raised in Memphis and attended Memphis University before writing “Thirteen” in 1994, his first short story. He has published scores of books since then, including Pursuing Fate, Liar’s Game, Thieves Paradise, Waking with Enemies, and Pleasure, reaching the bestseller list of The New York Times
He was also honored at the 2006 African American Literary Award Show, named Storyteller of the Year at the ESSENCE Literary Awards, with the NAACP Image Award, named Best Contemporary Fiction and Author of the Year (Male).
Publications such as Essence, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times and The New York Times have published his work.