Archive - December 2, 2014

Kent Haruf (Turkey 1965-67) Dies at 71

Kent Haruf (Turkey 1965-67) Dies at 71

from The Denver Post Kent Haruf, 1943-2014: An astute observer of rural life in the West By Lisa Kennedy With the death of novelist Kent Haruf, Colorado has lost one if its celebrated native sons, its astute and wise observer of rural life and community on Colorado’s Eastern Plains. The prize-winning author of the acclaimed trilogy “Plainsong,” “Eventide” and 2013’s “Benediction” – all set in the fictional town of Holt, Colo. – died Sunday at the age of 71. The cause was interstitial lung disease. He is survived by his wife, Cathy, and three daughters. Additional survivors are three stepdaughters and two stepsons. “He really was a giant,” Gov. John Hickenlooper said Monday of the writer, who was born in Pueblo in 1943. Among Haruf’s many literary honors were the prestigious Whiting Foundation Award for his first novel, “The Tie That Binds“; the Center of the American West’s Wallace Stegner Award, . . .

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