Ronald Fair

Ronald Fair

Ronald Fair, aka Ronald L. Fair (b. October 27, 1932) is an American writer and artist born in Chicago, Illinois who is "known for his experimental and versatile literary forms". He is best known for his 1966 novel "Hog Butcher", set in 1960s Chicago, which was filmed as the 1975 movie "Cornbread, Earl and Me" featuring Laurence Fishburne.

List of publications

English

*1959-63 SHORT STORIES: The Chicago Defender and Literary reviews
*1965 MANY THOUSAND GONE; Novel: Harcourt Brace & World
*1966 HOG BUTCHER; Novel: " " " "
*1970 WORLD OF NOTHING; Two novellas: Harper & Row
*1971 WE CAN'T BREATHE; Novel: " " "
*1972 MANY THOUSAND GONE; Paperback edition: Bantam Books
*1973 EXCERPTS; Poetry: Paul Breman Ltd., London
*1973 HOG BUTCHER; Paperback edition: Bantam Books; went into several printings in hardbound and again several in P.B. (over 400,000 copies; title changed to correspond to movie, Cornbread, Earl & Me.)
*1975 CORNBREAD, EARL & ME; Paperback edition: (after movie)
*1975 HOG BUTCHER, Movie, entitled Cornbread, Earl & Me.
*1975 RUFUS; Poetry: Peter Schlack Verlag; Stuttgart, Germany
*1980 RUFUS; Poetry: Lotus Press; Detroit.
*1980s Short fictions and excerpts from a 253-page epic poem entitled THE AFRICAN-AMERICANS, and other poems: The Black American Literary Forum; Indiana University
*1980s MANY THOUSAND GONE, Special library edition,
*1989 BLESS THOSE THAT BLESS ISRAEL, Published (IOAA): Bible Verses; Finnish & English
*1990 PEKKA'S BOXES; Finnish, English; Ristin Voitto & The IOAA
*1991 SO SAYS PEKKA; a novel: Pub. the IOAA
*1992 WALKING WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT: Letters published monthly. IOAA Autobiography & teachings; English & Finnish
*1994 THE BLESSINGS OF ABRAHAM; Edited. Bible verses: English & Finnish, Pub. IOAA.
*1994 IN DUE SEASON, English Bible Verses, Light of Life, Bombay
*1998 FROM DUST TO GLORY; Eeva's story (by) as told to Ronald Fair
*2002 IN DUE SEASON, (2nd printing) Bombay

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Finnish

*1983 ETSIJÄ, BLING MAN LOOKING FOR JESUS; Novel: Ristin Voitto, Vantaa, Finland
*1984 ELÄINTEN JOULUYÖ, ANIMAL CHRISTMAS; Children's book: Ristin Voitto;
*1984 ELÄINTEN JOULUYÖ, ANIMAL CHRISTMAS; Cassette of book plus Christmas Drama
*1985 KAHDESTI ARMAHDETTU, EEVA; Biography: (Finnish woman imprisoned in Thailand); Ristin Voitto
*1986 VIHELTÄJÄ, MR. WHISTLER; Children's book: Ristin Voitto
*1987 KIRJE SUOMESTA, LETTER FROM FINLAND ABOUT JESUS; Children's book: Ristin Voitto
*1987 KIRJE SUOMESTA, LETTER FROM FINLAND ABOUT JESUS; Cassette of Book: IOAA
*1989 BLESS THOSE THAT BLESS ISRAEL; Published (IOAA) Bible Verses; Finnish & English
*1990 PEKAN PAKETIT, PEKKA'S BOXES; Children's book: Finnish and English; Ristin Voitto & The INTERNATIONAL ORPHANS' ASSISTANCE ASSSOCIATION (IOAA)
*1992 PYHAN HENGEN MATKASSA, WALKING WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT; IOAA; monthly episodes
*1992 JOHANNEKSEN EVANKELIUMI, THE GOSPEL OF JOHN; Produced. Audio cassette. Read by Ritva-Tuutti Freeman
*1994 ABRAHAMIN SIUNAUKSET, THE BLESSINGS OF ABRAHAM; piippo press for IOAA
*1994 PEKAN PUHEITA, SO SAYS PEKKA, Young adult book, IOAA
*1994 KIRJE SUOMESTA, LETTER FROM FINLAND ABOUT JESUS; Video, Filming of Book with audio cassette and some additional music
*1995 ABRAHAMIN SIUNAUKSET, THE BLESSINGS OF ABRAHAM; 2nd printing
*1996 PYHAN HENGEN MATKASSA, WALKING WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT; piippo-fair press
*1997 HÖLKÄLLÄ, THE JOGGERS; piippo-fair press & Christian Media Association (CMA)
*2003 Pekka’s Dream

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Norwegian

*1987 EVA; Rex Forlag.

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Swedish

*1978 Gudskelov För snön (THANK GOD IT SNOWED); 6/78 BLM, Bonniers Litterära Magasin, December 1978; Arg. 47 Nr 6.

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Portuguese

*2002 CORRENDO PARA A VIDA 1st printing.

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Lyrics for LP's

*???? A NEW KINDA DAY, Frendz, Music: H. Silvenoinen; Lyrics, Ronald Fair.
*???? FINAL AWAKENING, Frendz, Music: H. Silvenoinen; Lyrics, Ronald Fair.
*???? DANCING PEOPLE, Frendz, Music: H. Silvenoinen; Lyrics, Ronald Fair.

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Movies

*1968 AN AMERICAN HERO, Film script for Dino Delaurentes, Hollywood
*1971 HOG BUTCHER, Two drafts. Before the third draft could be ordered the producer had two heart attacks and sold the rights to someone else.
*1975 CORNBREAD EARL & ME, of my book HOG BUTCHER.
*1994 KIRJE SUOMESTA, Music video, Directed by R. Ampuja.
*1995 WHO IS YOUR NEIGHBOR, Mumbai (Bombay), India; P.K. Rajhuns Director. Written and Co-Produced.
*2000 THE TRUTH by P.K. Rajhuns; Co-produced.

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Plays Performed

*1968 The Emperor's Parade, or, Our Boy Dick; A Political Satire (Chicago)
*1968 & 69 Sails and Sinkers (Chicago, Middletown, Conn Weslayan University.)
*1988 Animal Christmas, A musical (Helsinki)
*2002 Animal Christmas (Jyväskylä)
*2003 Animal Christmas Kankaanpää

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Some sculptures

Trivia

The movie title "Cornbread, Earl and Me" is the origin of Cedric Maxwell's nickname.

External links

* [http://www.lib.niu.edu/ipo/1996/iht329645.html Northern Illinois University "Growing Up Black and Female, Black and Male in Chicago in Gwendolyn Brooks's Maud Martha and Ron Fair's Hog Butcher", in Illinois History Teacher (Volume 3:2, 1996) at Illinois Periodicals Online, Northern Illinois University Libraries]
* [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072822/combined "Cornbread, Earl and Me", IMDb entry]
* [http://www.library.northwestern.edu/spec/pdf/ronald_fair.pdf Archive listing of "Ronald Fair Collection", Northwestern University Library]


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