guess how far it might be to the head of the creek. From 1944 to 1946, Kelton had served in the.S. Kelton wrote most of his books in his spare time. Army, with combat infantry experience in Europe during World War. The book had not been completed before he died on August 22, 2009, from natural causes. Sandhills Boy: The Winding Trail of a Texas Writer.
Elmer Kelton The New Yorker
8 In 1977, Kelton received an Owen Wister Award for lifetime achievement (named for Owen Wister, the author of The Virginian ). Retrieved August 31, 2013. Instead he studied journalism at the University of Texas. If the interviews with his family and friends in this piece in the Abilene, reporter News are any indication, its simply a reflection of his personality: He was everybodys friend and comfortable to be around and a pleasure to be around, and you cant say. New York, New York: Forge. It took me a long time, growing up in Texas (Im from the east, but spent lots of time in Keltons west to appreciate anything about the place; Kelton opened my eyes to the romance of the landscape and of a certain characterhard-nosed, homespun, forlorn. Photo, elmer Kelton, shown in 2003, wrote more than 60 books. In 1995, Kelton was voted the greatest western writer of all time by the Western Writers of America. "He Created a New Kind of Western.".