Ernest Gaines

The Jim Engster Show
10:15 am
Mon January 14, 2013

TUESDAY: Comedian Bill Maher, Author Ernest Gaines

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 RougeĀ on Jan. 27 at the River Center.

Jim talks with celebrated author Ernest Gaines on his 80th birthday (an anniversary he shares with the host).


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Books
12:00 am
Wed January 25, 2012

Dinaw Mengestu Wins Ernest Gaines Literary Award

Author Dinaw Mengestu (Tegan Wendland/WRKF)

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.

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.


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