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Eric Jerome Dickey set for stop at Southwest

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New York Times bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey will visit Southwest Tennessee Community College on May 1 as part of a nine-city book tour promoting his latest novel.

Dickey, who is a Memphis native, will read some of his work and sign his most recent novel, "Decadence," from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Southwest's Macon Cove Campus in the Farris Building, Farris Auditorium, room 1201.

The author of 19 novels, Dickey also penned a six-issue miniseries of graphic novels for Marvel Enterprises, featuring "Storm (X-Men)" and "The Black Panther."

"Dickey now lives on the road and rests in whatever hotel will have him," said his publicist.

Dickey is the 2012 Black Expressions male author of the year.