Eric Jerome Dickey (1961-2021)

We celebrate the life of Eric Jerome Dickey who passed away January 3, 2021 at the age of 59. Author of over 30 titles, nearly all on best-sellers lists. Born in Memphis and graduate of Carver High School and the University of Memphis, he was also the keynote speaker at our 2014 Bookstock Festival. One of our Bookstock attendees had this to say about him at the time:

“Getting to see an African American realist born in the city you were raised in is significant. The way Eric Jerome Dickey traveled the world and expanded his outlook offers a whole new insight – one that you see in his books. He has won many awards, but he still remains humble, approachable, and an all-around good person.”

He also visited Book Talk, our author interview show on WYPL. Listen to his 2014 interview regarding his book, A Wanted Woman. Listen to his 2009 interview regarding his book, Resurrecting Midnight.

If you would like to check out one of his books, browse his titles here.

Or browse his titles on OverDrive here.