Introducing May Speaker: Ernest Hill

ImageErnest Hill is the critically acclaimed author of six novels. His award
winning debut novel, Satisfied With Nothin’, garnered comparison to
Richard Wright’s Native Son and Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man, made its way onto required-reading lists at universities from UCLA to
Syracuse, and was infused in curricula for secondary education institutions. Renowned sociologist, Dr. Walter Allen, declared it “one of the most accurate human portrayals of black men to be found in the literature.”

Hill’s rise—from a small town boy living in the lap of poverty, to an Ivy League educated college professor, from a stereotypical “jock”, to an acclaimed novelist who has become what Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Robert Olen Butler terms “one of our finest writers”—may help explain why New York Times bestselling author Zane says “I never miss reading a novel by Ernest Hill.”