Author James McGrath Morris will be signing copies of his latest book Tony Hillerman: A Life (2021) from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, November 17, at the Oklahoma History Center, located at 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive in Oklahoma City.
Morris offers a balanced portrait of Hillerman’s personal and professional life and provides a timely appreciation of his work. In intimate detail, Morris captures the author’s early years in Depression-era Oklahoma and Hillerman’s near-death experience in World War II. It examines his sixty-year marriage to Marie, his family life with six children, five of whom were adopted. Other highlights include Tony Hillerman’s career in the trenches of journalism, his affliction with PTSD, his enchantment with Navajo spirituality, and his ascension as one of America’s best-known authors of mysteries.
James McGrath Morris is the author of many award-winning books. Morris has also written The Ambulance Drivers: Hemingway, Dos Passos, and a Friendship Made and Lost in War; Eye on the Struggle: Ethel Payne, the First Lady of the Black Press; and Pulitzer: A Life in Politics, Print, and Power.
Pre-Order a copy of the James McGrath Morris book Tony Hillerman: A Life today by visiting the Oklahoma History Center Museum Store online. Pre-sale copies are on sale now. Contact the [email protected] or 405-522-5214.
More information about this event can be found here – https://www.okhistory.org/calendar/event/james-mcgrath-morris-booksigning/