Chester Himes

  • Born: (Jefferson City, Missouri, United States)
  • Died: (Moraira, Spain)

Chester Bomar Himes was an African American writer. His works include 'If He Hollers Let Him Go' and a series of Harlem Detective novels. In 1958 he won France's Grand Prix de Littérature Policière; two of his novels were made into feature films: Cotton Comes to Harlem directed by Ossie Davis in 1970 and A Rage in Harlem starring Gregory Hines and Danny Glover in 1991.

In 1969, Himes moved to Moraira, Spain, where he died in 1984 from Parkinson's Disease.


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