Kent Haruf is the author of six novels (and, with the photographer Peter Brown, West of Last Chance). His honours include a Whiting Foundation Writers' Award, the Mountains & Plains Booksellers Award, the Wallace Stegner Award, and a special citation from the PEN/Hemingway Foundation; he was also a finalist for the National Book Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and The New Yorker Book Award. Benediction was shortlisted for the Folio Prize. He died in November 2014, at the age of seventy-one.
Short but stunning books that are under 200 pages long but guaranteed to stay with you for long time, from classics to contemporary novels.
The fictional county of Holt, where Kent Haruf’s novels Plainsong, Eventide and Benediction are set, is in Eastern Colorado. Journalist Max Liu went to explore the country with the author.
An American road trip in books, from Mark Twain to Bret Easton Ellis, stopping off with John Steinbeck, Alice Walker and Cormac McCarthy along the way.
Just before Christmas 2014, we received a very special submission: a new novel by Kent Haruf, the author of the Plainsong books set in the fictional town of Holt, Colorado. Our Souls at Night is an exquisite book made all the more poignant by the fact that Kent very sadly pass...
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Kent Haruf has died at the age of 71. Kent Haruf was the author of the Plainsong trilogy, set in the fictional town of Holt in Colorado.
A selection of books, perfect to curl up with and read in Autumn.
We're over the moon that Benediction, the third novel in Kent Haruf's Plainsong trilogy, has been shortlisted for the inaugural Folio Prize.
Why Kent Haruf's books should absolutely be on your bedside reading pile.
“Who would have thought at this time in our lives that we’d still have something like this. That it ...
by @kentharuf - 2 months ago
“Who does ever get what they want? It doesn’t seem to happen to many of us if any at all. It’s alway...
by @kentharuf - 4 months ago
“Where are you?
You mean where in the house?
Are you in your bedroom?
Yes, I've been reading. Is thi...
by @kentharuf - 5 months ago
Spotted on the streets of New York City...
The Netflix adaptation of Kent Haruf's OUR SOULS AT NIGH...