Elmer Kelton (1926-2009)


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Our dear friend and world-renowned Western writer, Elmer Kelton, passed away on Saturday morning, August 22.

The seven-time Spur winner (among other prestigious awards) is best known for his Western works, including The Day the Cowboys Quit, The Time It Never Rained and The Good Old Boys.

Please join us in sharing your memories of Elmer Kelton the man, your favorite quotes from his novels, even your first experience of reading Kelton. Add your thoughts in the comment box below. We hope your stories will encourage people to continue to read Elmer Kelton's important and influential literature.

The first anecdote to hit our desk this morning comes from The New Yorker.

Thank you for sharing your stories with all of us.

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