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Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence (2018)




Genre: Awards

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2018-01-18

Duration: 00:43:19

Subjects: Literature | Authors | Gaines, Ernest J., 1933- | Hubbard, Ladee


  • Davies, John Speaker
  • Sternberg, Mary Ann Speaker
  • Gaines, Ernest J. Speaker
  • Hubbard, Ladee Speaker
  • Mitchell, Lynn Speaker


This episode of the series “Newsmakers” features the award ceremony for the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence at the Manship Theatre in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on January 18, 2018. John Davies of the Baton Rouge Area Foundation first makes an introductory speech. Mary Ann Sternberg then introduces author Ernest J. Gaines, who reads an excerpt from his novella, “The Tragedy of Brady Sims.” Next, Sternberg presents the 2017 award to author Ladee Hubbard, who reads an excerpt from her award-winning book, “The Talented Ribkins.” Lastly, Lynn Mitchell presents the awards to the winners of the student essay contest.