"A Lesson Before Dying" Author Speaks in Savannah

Some fans got to sit down with a favorite, world- renowned author last night. Ernest Gaines, known for the bestselling book A Lesson Before Dying, was at Armstrong Atlantic State University talking about his work.

The author got a huge response from the audience when he took the stage.

"We in a matter of about one week sold out about 1,000 tickets," said the university's Beth Howells, "so I think it was clear that he was the right choice and that the community is really excited to have him here."

A Lesson Before Dying is about a death row inmate. Gaines spoke to the crowd about his research before writing the book.

Reported by: Chris Cowperthwaite, ccowperthwaite@wtoc.com