Ernest Gaines http://wrkf.org en TUESDAY: Comedian Bill Maher, Author Ernest Gaines http://wrkf.org/post/tuesday-comedian-bill-maher-author-ernest-gaines <p>Jim visits with comedian and host of HBO's "Real Time" Bill Maher to talk about current events and Maher's upcoming appearance in Baton Rouge&nbsp;on Jan. 27 at the River Center.</p><p>Jim talks with celebrated author Ernest Gaines on his 80th birthday (an anniversary he shares with the host).</p><p> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 16:15:01 +0000 Jim Engster 4762 at http://wrkf.org Dinaw Mengestu Wins Ernest Gaines Literary Award http://wrkf.org/post/dinaw-mengestu-wins-ernest-gaines-literary-award <p><span class="BodyCopy">The Baton Rouge Area Foundation has announced the winner of this year's Ernest Gaines Award for Literary Excellence, which is designed to inspire and recognize rising African-American writers in honor of the renowned Louisiana author. </span></p><p class="BodyCopy">Dinaw Mengestu will accept the award for his novel, How to Read the Air. WRKF's Tegan Wendland talked to him about the challenges of writing fiction and the underlying message in his novel.</p><p> Wed, 25 Jan 2012 06:00:00 +0000 Tegan Wendland 2743 at http://wrkf.org Dinaw Mengestu Wins Ernest Gaines Literary Award