Debut author Harris's novel is set during the waning days of the Civil War and gives readers a chance to see themselves in the characters.
Houston native is the 13th winner of the award named for Louisiana writer Ernest Gaines, who passed away in 2019.
The 2017 Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence winner talks about her debut novel, inspired by a 1903 essay by W.E.B. Du Bois.
Kentucky writer Crystal Wilkinson’s novel 'The Birds of Opulence' has been named winner of the 2016 Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence.