Kaylie Jones, an American novelist, was born and raised in Pari. Her books include A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (Bantam Books, 1990), Quite the Other Way (Doubleday, 1989) and As Soon as It Rains (Doubleday, 1986). A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries became a Merchant-Ivory Film. She is the daughter of novelist James Jones (From Here to Eternity,1951). She has taught in the public schools of New York City through Teachers & Writers Collaborative and has organized a symposium at Southampton College in memory of her father, who died in 1977. Notable people by the name of James Jones: James Jones, 20th century American novelist James Warren Jim Jones, leader of the Peoples Temple religious movement during its infamous mass suicide James Earl Jones, actor James Jones, former US Ambassador to Mexico James L. Jones, American General and Supreme Allied... From Here to Eternity is a 1953 movie based on a James Jones novel in which characters work through ordinary bouts of intimidation and infidelity on a military base in the days preceding the attack at Pearl Harbor. ... Teachers & Writers Collaborative is an organization that sends writers and other artists into the schools. ...
For more information, see Jones's website  (http://kayliejones.com/)
Jones himself was the recipient of aid from many supporters as a young writer and his family, friends, and admirers have established this award of $10,000 to continue the tradition in his name.
Judges: KaylieJones, his daughter and a novelist; J. Michael Lennon, one of his biographers; and Bonnie Culver, Director of Master of Arts in Creative Writing at Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.
Officers of the James Jones Society are not eligible for the award.
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