Elmer Kelton (1926-2009) was one of the best western writers of the last century. Winner of eight Spur Awards. winner of four Western Heritage Awards, voted the Best Western Author of All-Time by the Western Writers of America, winner of the Owen Wister Award for Lifetime Achievement, recipient of the first Lone Star Award for Lifetime Achievement from Larry McMurtry Center for the Arts and Humanities, recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Cowboy Symposium, and author of some forty novels, including The Day It Never Rained, The Day The Cowboys Quit, and The Man Who Rode Midnight.
Here's a discussion on Kelton's life and works with Dan Schneider interviewing Kelton's son Steve Kelton, award-winning author and past President of The Western Writers of America Judy Alter, and three-time Spur Award-wining author, educator, and historian Joyce Roach.
He was nothing short of stellar in making you feel like both your feet were planted firmly in the times he wrote about. Clicking over to check out your link.ReplyDelete
Have only read THE YEAR IT NEVER RAINED but that was outstanding.ReplyDelete