James McGrath Morris shares his portrait of Tony Hillerman’s personal and professional life, while providing an appreciation of Hillerman’s eighteen detective novels set on the Navajo Nation. Morris provides details of Hillerman’s early years in Oklahoma, his near-death experience in WWII, his marriage and family life and his rise as one of America’s best-known mystery writers. Morris draws on his research, interviews, and travels in the Navajo Nation as he describes his newly released biography, Tony Hillerman, A Life.
James McGrath Morris is an award-winning and New York Times best-selling author. He will release his long-awaited biography, Tony Hillerman, A Life in October 2021. His other books include The Ambulance Drivers: Hemingway, Dos Pasos, and a Friendship Made and Lost in War and Eye on the Struggle: Ethel Payne, the First Lady of the Black Press and Pulitzer: A Life in Politics, Print and Power.