Born in Harlem in 1924, Baldwin had an early career as a teenage preacher. He lived in Paris from 1948-1956 and his first novels, the autobiographical GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN and GIOVANNI'S ROOM established him as a promising novelist and anticipated some of the themes of his later works, such as racism and sexuality. He became a prominent spokesperson for racial equality, especially during the civil rights movement. He lived in France during his last years. Baldwin died in 1987.
A masterwork... an almost unbearable, tumultuous, blood-pounding
experience * Washington Post *
Baldwin is one of the few genuinely indispensable American writers * Saturday Review *
A delicate and fine-tuned talent... The book reveals Baldwin's immense will and professionalism * The New Yorker *
Let our novelists read Mr Baldwin and tremble. There is a whirlwind loose in the land * Sunday Times *
In Another Country, Baldwin created the essential American drama of the century -- Colm Toibin