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Tony Hillerman

Biography

Tony Hillerman

Tony Hillerman
(1925–2008), an Albuquerque, New Mexico, resident since 1963,
was the author of 29 books, including the popular 17-mystery series
featuring Navajo police officers Jim Chee and Joe Leaphorn, two
non-series novels, two children’s books, and nonfiction
works. He had received every major honor for mystery fiction;
awards ranging from the Navajo Tribal Council's commendation to
France's esteemed Grand prix de litterature policiere.
Western Writers of America honored him with the Wister Award for
Lifetime achievement in 2008. He served as president of the
prestigious Mystery Writers of America, and was honored with that
group’s Edgar Award and as one of mystery fiction’s
Grand Masters. In 2001, his memoir, SELDOM DISAPPOINTED,
won both the Anthony and Agatha Awards for best
nonfiction.

Tony Hillerman