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Kent Haruf

USA flag (1943 - 2014)

Kent Haruf was born in eastern Colorado. He received his Bachelors of Arts in literature from Nebraska Wesleyan University in 1965 and his Masters of Fine Arts from the Iowa Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa in 1973. For two years, he taught English in Turkey with the Peace Corps and his other jobs have included a chicken farm in Colorado, a construction site in Wyoming, a rehabilitation hospital in Colorado, a hospital in Arizona, a library in Iowa, an alternative high school in Wisconsin, and universities in Nebraska and Illinois.

Genres: Literary Fiction
   1. Plainsong (1999)
   2. Eventide (2004)
   3. Benediction (2013)
Kent Haruf recommends
Burning Fence (2005)
Craig Lesley
"Craig Lesley has been justly celebrated for his novels. Now this vivid, unflinching story of his own life, as a son and as a father, can only server to increase his already considerable stature as a writer - and not incidently, as a human being."
The Diezmo (2005)
Rick Bass
"A vivid, graphic, harrowing tale of wild men and bad blood."
Remember Me (1999)
Laura Hendrie
"A beautiful and important book, as warm and clear at its heart as all of its New Mexico setting."

Books containing stories by Kent Haruf
The Best American Short Stories 1987 (1987)
(Best American Short Stories)
edited by
Ann Beattie and Shannon Ravenel

Award nominations
2014 The Writers' Prize for Fiction (nominee) : Benediction
1999 National Book Award for Fiction (nominee) : Plainsong

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