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Tony Hillerman - Quotes

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Although I wasn't able to get a visa for Vietnam, I was able to talk with swift boat veterans to get a feel for the time and place, and I visited a tropical prison in the Philippines to get a sense of what a Vietnamese prison might have been like. ---->>>

Having grown up in Oklahoma when it was one of the last states which prohibited liquor, I grew up with War On Drugs, where every teenager knew who the bootleggers were. ---->>>

An author knows his landscape best; he can stand around, smell the wind, get a feel for his place. ---->>>

The essays in The Great Taos Bank Robbery were my project to win a Master of Arts degree in English when I quit being a newspaper editor and went back to college.

The essays in The Great Taos Bank Robbery were my project to win a Master of Arts degree in English when I quit being a newspaper editor and went back to college.

Being Indian is not blood as much as it is culture. ---->>>

I try to make my books reflect humanity as I see it. ---->>>

I always have one or two, sometimes more, Navajo or other tribes' cultural elements in mind when I start a plot. In Thief of Time, I wanted to make readers aware of Navajo attitude toward the dead, respect for burial sites. ---->>>

You write for two people, yourself and your audience, who are usually better educated and at least as smart. ---->>>

Women are extremely important shapers of my own life. ---->>>

How can you stop writing? ---->>>

I always try to make the setting fit the story I have in mind. ---->>>

I am 82 years old. I imagine that I will keep on writing as long as anyone wants to keep reading. ---->>>

I know what I write about seems exotic to a lot of people, but not for me. I pulled up to an old trading post and saw a few elderly Navajos sitting on a bench. I felt right at home. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 05-27, 1925
Birthplace:
Die: 2008-10-26
Occupation: Author
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Anthony Grove "Tony" Hillerman (May 27, 1925 – October 26, 2008) was an award-winning American author of detective novels and non-fiction works best known for his Navajo Tribal Police mystery novels. Several of his works have been adapted as big-screen and television movies.(wikipedia)