Friday, September 18, 2009

R.I.P. Elmer Kelton, 1926-2009

Popular American author of Westerns, Elmer Kelton, died August 22nd, 2009, in his hometown of San Angelo, Texas, at the age of 83.

Kelton was one of the best-known authors of traditional Western fiction in the 20th century, with literally dozens of titles published in a writing career that spanned over six decades. Kelton was a seven-time winner of Western writing's Spur Award, first taking home the trophy in 1957, and again most recently in 2002.

You can find more information about Kelton, his life and his works at the following links:

Official Elmer Kelton web site

San Angelo Standard Times

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