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Ernest Hebert

For the French painter, see Ernest Hébert.

Ernest Hebert is an American author. He is best known for the Darby series, five novels written between 1979 and 1990, about modern life in a fictional New Hampshire town as it transitions from relative rural poverty to being more upscale, almost suburban.

Hebert was born in Keene, New Hampshire. He is a Professor of English and Creative Writing at Dartmouth College.


  • New Hampshire Patterns, with Jon Gilbert Fox, photographer (University Press of New England) 2007
  • Spoonwood (UPNE) 2005 (Won an IPPY, best regional novel in the Northeast for 2005)
  • The Old American (UPNE) 2000 (Outstanding Fiction award, New Hampshire Writers Project)
  • Mad Boys (UPNE) 1993 (Outstanding Fiction award, New Hampshire Writers Project)
  • The Kinship (UPNE) 1993 (reprint of two novels from Darby series plus an essay)
  • The Darby series:
    • Live Free or Die (Viking Press 1990) (reprinted by UPNE 1993)
    • The Passion of Estelle Jordan (Viking 1987)
    • Whisper My Name (Viking 1984)
    • A Little More Than Kin (Viking 1982)
    • The Dogs of March (Viking 1979) (Citation for excellence in a first novel, by Hemingway Foundation)

External links

  • Hebert's page at Dartmouth

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