Raymond Andrews (1934-1991)

Raymond AndrewsRaymond Andrews was an acclaimed novelist and chronicler of the African-American experience. He won the James Baldwin Prize for fiction in 1979 and was inducted posthumously into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame in 2009. The film Somebody Else, Somewhere Else: The Raymond Andrews Story by Jesse Freeman is composed of original interviews with various friends, family members and literary scholars with archival footage of interviews with Andrews himself. Other interviewees include his brother Benny Andrews, a renowned visual artist, and novelists Philip Lee Williams, Terry Kay, Tony Grooms, Richard Bausch and Gary Gildner. Andrews’s books include Appalachee Red, Rosiebelle Lee Wildcat Tennessee and Baby Sweet’s (a Muskhogean County trilogy set in a fictional Southern locale drawn from Andrews’s youth spent in rural Georgia, a memoir The Last Radio Baby among others.