Best-selling author Eric Jerome Dickey dies at 59

Eric Jerome Dickey, the best-selling author known for his novels exploring contemporary Black life, died Jan. 3 in Los Angeles after a long illness. He was 59. publicity director at Penguin Random House’s Dutton imprint, said in a statement, “Eric Jerome Dickey loved being a writer and all that it encompassed. He loved challenging himself with each book; he adored his readers and beloved fans and was always grateful for his success. We are proud to have been his publisher over the span of his award-winning career. He will truly…

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