Sunday, July 10, 2011

Elmer Kelton

Red Shuttleworth and Elmer Kelton, 2001


Elmer Kelton (1926-2009), among the greatest writers on the West, was a recipient of seven Spur Awards for novels (including The Day the Cowboys Quit and The Time It Never Rained ) and three Western Heritage Awards.  As early as 1977, with decades of wonderful writing ahead, Kelton received the Owen Wister Award for Lifetime Achievement from Western Writers of America.

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