Dec 12, 2014

Publisher says novelist Kent Haruf dies at age 71

DENVER (AP) — Writer Kent Haruf, who authored "Plainsong" and several other novels set in small town Colorado, died Sunday at age 71, his publisher said. Haruf's editor at Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Gary Fisketjon, confirmed Haruf's death. Knopf spokesman Paul Bogaards said Haruf had been battling cancer. During a 1999 interview with The Associated Press, Haruf said that he was a...

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