Monday, October 27, 2008

Tony Hillerman

It is sad news that Tony Hillerman died yesterday. He was 83. I got to know Navajo police officers Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee through his mystery novels set primarily in New Mexico. This is his obituary in the New York Times.

4 comments:

doggybloggy said...

big huge bummer...He was one of my college advisors I talked to him almost every day for three years...he told me one of my most often repeated quotes - I was complaining about the progress of the college magazine that I was editor of and he told me "remember, the fringe is always wider than the carpet"....

Joy said...

How neat that you knew him! I like that quote. I'm glad he was around as long as he was.

Rushton said...

Hillerman is/was one of my literary heroes. I had family from Chinley and Espanola. His writing always stayed true both to the people and to "the people".

Berry Blog said...

Wondered if he was connected to the Native American you and I discussed some years back?