Saturday, December 13, 2014

On Kent Haruf

Kent Haruf February 24, 1943 – November 30, 2014
One of my favorite living authors is unfortunately, now one of my favorite deceased authors. Kent Haruf, was quietly mesmerizing in each of his five published novels (I can't wait to read the sixth which will be published this Spring.) Haruf's books take place in fictional (but based on his decades of living in Eastern Colorado) Holt County. Haruf has the same quality of many of our greatest writers of taking characters and turning them into complex beings.

The following article published by Granta this fall is a beautifully written article by Kent Haruf.  If you get a chance, please read this too.

Haruf's Novels were:
The Tie That Binds (1984)
Where You Once Belonged (1990)
Plainsong (1999)
Eventide (2004)
Benediction (2013)
Our Souls at Night (to be published in 2015) 

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