An American writer known for his Harlem Detective series, he also published the popular 1945 novel, If He Hollers Let Him Go. He was a recipient of the Grand Prix de Litterature Policiere.
He was sentenced to 20 to 25 years in prison for armed robbery; he served seven years of this sentence.
He moved to France in the 1950s.
He married Jean Johnson in 1936.
He was a friend of Malcolm X.
Chester Himes Age
How old is Chester Himes? He was born in 1909, he was 114 years old at the time of his death.
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|Age||114 years old|
|Birthday||July 29, 1909|
|Date of Death||November 12, 1984|
Quotes by Chester Himes
I would sit in my room and become hysterical about the wild incredible story I was writing. And I thought I was writing realism. It never occurred to me that I was writing absurdity. Realism and absurdity are so similar in the lives of American blacks one cannot tell the difference.— Chester Himes
American violence is public life, it’s a public way of life, it became a form, a detective story form. So I should think that any number of black writers should go into the detective story form.— Chester Himes
I grew to manhood in the Ohio State Penitentiary.— Chester Himes