Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Birth Dates of Notable Kentuckians: November 23, 1949 - Gayl A. Jones













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From The Notable Kentucky African Americans Database  -
Born in Lexington, KY, Gayl A. Jones is a noted author. In the 1970s when she published Corregidora, Eva's Man, and White Rat. She is also a poet, short story writer, and novelist. She was a faculty member at the University of Michigan. Jones left the school in 1984 and lived for a while in Europe. She published The Healing in 1998, the year of her husband's suicide, after their return to the U.S.; they had settled in Lexington. Gayl Jones is the daughter of Franklin and Lucille Watson Jones. She is a graduate of Henry Clay High School in Lexington, Connecticut College (B.A.), and Brown University (M.A. & Ph.D.). For more see "The Saddest Story," Time Canada, vol. 151, issue 9, p. 42; The Bloomsbury Guide to Women's Literature, edited by C. Buck; In Black and White. A guide to magazine articles, newspaper articles, and books concerning Black individuals and groups, 3rd ed., edited by M. M. Spradling; and World Authors 1990-1995, by C. Thompson.

Selected Sources from UK Libraries:

Jones, Gayl., and University of Kentucky. Department of English. Gayl Jones. Lexington, Ky.]: U of Kentucky, 1986. Kentucky Authors Ser.
CT 85-7, Special Collections Research Center

Jones, Gayl. Corregidora. New York: Bantam, 1976. Print.
F J7165co 1976, Special Collections Research Center - Fiction Collection

Clabough, Casey Howard. Gayl Jones : The Language of Voice and Freedom in Her Writings. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland &, 2008. Print.
PS3560.O483 Z73 2008, Young Library - 5th Floor

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