New Book on Zora Hurston's Work

Gadfly Publishing announces publication of Zora Hurston And The Strange Case of Ruby McCollum. (Reviewed by Booklist) In 1952, Zora Neale Hurston, famous writer and cultural anthropologist, worked on assignment for the Pittsburgh Courier to cover the murder trial of Ruby McCollum, a wealthy "colored" woman who shot and killed her white lover who had stolen her money and forced her to have his children.

New Book on Zora Hurston's Work
Lutz, FL, March 09, 2009 --(

In 1952, the Pittsburgh Courier hired Zora Neale Hurston to cover the explosive murder trial of Ruby McCollum, a wealthy African-American wife who shot and killed her white lover, a prominent physician and recently elected state senator. Hurston wrote that the story leading up to the murder--filled with a scandalous interracial affair, drugs, and a fortune built on illicit gambling--"had all the drama and varied play of human emotions that fill the pages of great literature from Plutarch to Shakespeare."


Colleges, journalists and broadcasters may contact the author through the Gadfly Publishing website, or by faxing request for return phone call to (866) 799-3496. Author is available for interviews and public appearances.

Availability of Publication: Amazon and Barnes and Noble online, selected bookstores, Ingram and Follett. Autographed copies are periodically listed by the author on eBay.
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