E. Lynn Harris Dies

As reported by multiple news sources, including the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times, E. Lynn Harris died on Thursday while on business in L.A.

No cause of death has been reported. His personal assistant said that he collapsed in his Los Angeles hotel room and could not be revived.

He was 54.

Unable to get his first novel, published, Harris self-published Invisible Life in 1991 and sold it from the trunk of his car. It was later picked up by Anchor Books; a hardcover 5th Anniversary Edition was published in 1999. He went on to publish ten NYT bestsellers. His most recent book, Basketball Jones, was published by Doubleday in January. His memoir, What Becomes of the Brokenhearted, came out in 2004.

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