Kent Haruf

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Birthday
24, 1943
Birthplace
Colorado
Birth Sign
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Birthday
24, 1943 (age 75)
Birthplace
Colorado

About

An American novelist, he is best known for works such as The Tie That Binds and Where You Once Belonged. In 2006, he received the Dos Passos Prize for Literature.

Before Fame

He worked on a chicken farm and at a rehabilitation hospital in Colorado, and he also found employment at a construction site in Wyoming. In 1984, he published his first novel, The Tie That Binds.

Trivia

His 1999 bestselling work, Plainsong, was a finalist for the National Book Award.

Family Life

He was born in Colorado, and he attended Nebraska Wesleyan University and, later, the Iowa Writers' Workshop. He and his wife, Kathy, became parents to three daughters.

Associated With

He and Ethan Canin both studied at the Iowa Writers' Workshop.