Harris, Everette Lynn

About Everette Lynn Harris

Biography (Encyclopædia Britannica)

Biography (Black Past)

Filmography (IMDb)

Obituary (The New York Times)

Obituary (TIME)



Brown, Carolyn M. “Buying & Selling Intellectual Property.” Black Enterprise, vol. 46, no. 1, 2015

Farrell, Beth. “Basketball Jones.” Library Journal, vol. 137, no. 16, 2012

Pitt, David. “Any Way the Wind Blows.” Booklist, vol. 107, no. 21, 2011

Townes, Glenn. “Brotherly Love.” New York Amsterdam News, vol. 102, no. 26, 2011

Irvin Morris, Vanessa. “In My Father's House.” Booklist, vol. 106, no. 18, 2010

Johnson, Carol. “Mama Dearest.” Library Journal, vol. 134, no. 15, 2009

Cohen, Josh. “Best African American Fiction, 2009.” Library Journal, vol. 134, no. 1, 2009

Fullwood, Steven G. “I Say a Little Prayer.” Black Issues Book Review, vol. 8, no. 4, 2006

Bell, Chris. “Freedom in this Village: Twenty-Five Years of Black Gay Men's Writing, 1979 to the Present.” Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide, vol. 12, no. 3, 2005

Bell-Russel, Danna, and Ann Burns. “What Becomes of the Brokenhearted: A Memoir.” Library Journal, vol. 129, no. 3, 2004

Simon, Denise. “A Love of My Own.” Black Issues Book Review, vol. 4, no. 5, 2002

Foston, Nikitta A. “Got to Be Real.” Black Issues Book Review, vol. 3, no. 3, 2001



Millard, Elizabeth, and Jeff Zaleski. “Writing to Find Some Kind of Peace of Mind.” Publishers Weekly, vol. 250, no. 24, 2003

Foxxe, Austin. “A Visible Life.” Advocate, 8 Jul. 2003

“Q&A with Best-Selling Author E. Lynn Harris.” Ebony, vol. 55, no. 12, 2000

Quart, Alissa. “E. Lynn Harris: Tales of the Good Life.” Publishers Weekly, vol. 246, no. 16, 1999



Jackson, Lisa D. “Big Lie, Small World: What E. Lynn Harris Wanted Readers to Understand About the Struggle for African American, Homosexual Males Seeking to Attain the American Dream.” Journal of Homosexuality, vol. 59, no. 8, 2012

Walker, Antiwan D. “Sexuality in the City: Remapping a Bisexual Geography to Self-Acceptance in E. Lynn Harris's Invisible Life.” CLA Journal, vol. 54, no. 2, 2010

Frieden, Lisa. “Invisible Lives: Addressing Black Male Bisexuality in the Novels of E. Lynn Harris.” Journal of Bisexuality, vol. 2, no. 1, 2002



Autobiography/Life Writing

What Becomes of the Brokenhearted: A Memoir (2003)



With R. M. Johnson: No One in the World (2012)

In My Father’s House (2010)

Mama Dearest (2009)

Basketball Jones (2009)

Just too Good to Be True (2008)

I Say a Little Prayer (2006)

A Love of My Own (2002)

Any Way the Wind Blows (2001)

Not a Day Goes By (2000)

Abide with Me (1999)

If this World Were Mine (1997)

And this too Shall Pass (1997)

Just as I Am (1994)

Invisible Life (1991)



As editor: Freedom in this Village: Twenty-Five Years of Black Gay Men's Writing, 1979 to the Present, 2005

"Money Can't Buy Me Love." Got to Be Real – 4 Original Love Stories by Eric Jerome Dickey, Marcus Major, E. Lynn Harris and Colin Channer, 2001

Wilson-Tagoe, Nana. "African Continuities and Caribbean Definitions in Caribbean Literature: The Literary Explorations of Harris, Lamming and Brathwaite." The Growth of African Literature: Twenty-Five Years after Dakar and Fourah Bay, Makward et al. (eds.), 1998


Audio and Audiovisual Material

E. Lynn Harris Talks about his Book Just too Good to Be True. YouTube, 7 May 2014

Short Documentary with Interview Segments. YouTube, 27 Jul. 2009

Tribute and Interview with E. Lynn Harris. YouTube, 25 Jul. 2009