The prolific American author E. Lynn Harris passed away on July 23, 2009 at the age of 54. Ten of his novels appeared on the New York Times Best Seller list. He won the James Baldwin Award for Literary Excellence for his novel IF THIS WORLD WERE MINE. Harris also wrote a memoir WHAT BECOMES OF THE BROKENHEARTED. For more information on Harris, read the obituary by Bruce Weber which was published in the New York Times. An update from the New York Times of July 31, 2009 says that E. Lynn Harris died of heart disease.