Who is Eric Jerome Dickey? Eric Jerome Dickey Bio/Wiki
Eric Jerome Dickey was the best-selling American author in the New York Times, best known for his books on contemporary African-American life. He was born on July 7, 1961.
He is also known for writing many crime novels, including grifters, ex-cons, and assassins, the latter having more varied settings, moving from Los Angeles to the United Kingdom to the West Indies, each with an international cast of characters.
On January 3, 2021, many news outlets confirmed Dickey’s death.
This one hurts!!! Omg!!! Rest In Peace!!!
Eric Jerome Dickey!!!
— Orsayor (@Orsayor) January 5, 2021
He was 59 years old.
In the mecca of writing, New York City, Eric Jerome Dickey won 2007 Fiction and Author of the Year (Sleeping with Strangers), 2009 Fiction (Dying for Revenge), 2013 Author of the Year (Blackbirds), and 2017 Author of the Year (Finding Gideon) as part of the African American Literary Awards Show held by Yvette Hayward. It is the only continuous display of literary awards that honors diaspora griots.
Mostly in Southern California, he performed stand-up comedy. He opened at the Rialto in Tacoma, Washington for Bobby “Blue” Bland.
Eric Jerome Dickey is a lifetime member of the Kappa Eta Chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.
The New York Times pointed out, “Mr. Dickey’s characters have enough sultry self-confidence to suggest, at their best, a Prince song on paper.”
Eric Jerome Dickey passed away from cancer. On social media, members of the family confirmed the news.
I am heart broken. My cousin, Eric Jerome Dickey passed away on yesterday. Guys, when God tells you to do something,…
Rest In Peace, to Mr. Eric Jerome Dickey. 📚 🕊 ❤️ pic.twitter.com/gPlbwBzl6z
— Promised Land Magazine. (@PromisedLandMag) January 5, 2021
#ESSENCE is saddened to report the passing of famed author, Eric Jerome Dickey. Dickey was an ESSENCE and New York Times best-selling author best known for his novels about contemporary African-American life. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. pic.twitter.com/tDqe2QH8Jr
— ESSENCE (@Essence) January 5, 2021
Wow. We lost a legend. RIP Eric Jerome Dickey you work will forever be appreciated. pic.twitter.com/KACkioxvDy
— ayoka (@MysticxLipstick) January 5, 2021