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Kent Haruf

Fiction

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20020918, 20010530, 20001108

The author of three novels set in a fictional community in rural Colorado, Kent Haruf talks about his most book, Plainsong, which was a finalist for the 1999 National Book Award.  He also talks about his influences and the craft of writing, and how his process includes a highly unusual method of “writing blind” to complete his first draft. 

| Subject Matter: Colorado, The Craft of Writing, | Interview Year: 2000 | Genre: Fiction |

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