Elmer Kelton

Elmer Kelton

Elmer Kelton (born April 29, 1926) is an American author, known for his Westerns. He was born in Andrews County, Texas.

He graduated from the University of Texas in 1948. Kelton worked as the farm and ranch editor of the "San Angelo Standard-Times" from 1948 to 1963. He served as the associate editor of "Livestock Weekly" from 1968 to 1990. Kelton's memoir, "Sandhills Boy", was published in 2007.

Kelton's novels have won seven Spur Awards, from the Western Writers of America, and three Western Heritage Awards, from the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. He also received a Owen Wister Award for lifetime achievement.



Partial list of works:
* "Barbed Wire" (1957)
* "Buffalo Wagons" (1957)
* "Dovovan" (1961)
* "The Day the Cowboys Quit" (1971)
* "Wagontongue" (1972)
* "The Time it Never Rained" (1974)
* "The Wolf and the Buffalo" (1980)
* "Dark Thicket" (1985)
* "Honor at Daybreak" (1991)
* "Slaughter" (1992)
* "The Far Canyon" (1994)
* "The Pumpkin Rollers" (1996)
* "Cloudy in the West" (1997)
* "Way of the Coyote" (2001)
* "Jericho's Road" (2004)
* "Six Bits a Day" (2005)
* "Ranger's law: A Lone Star saga" (2006)
* "The Rebels: Sons of Texas" (2007)
* "Texas Sunrise" (2008)

Texas Ranger Novels:

* "The Buckskin Line"
* "Badger Boy"
* "The Way of the Coyote"
* "Ranger's Trail"
* "Texas Vendetta"
* "Jericho's Road"
* "Hard Trail to Follow"
* "Captain's Rangers"

External links

* [http://www.elmerkelton.net Elmer Kelton's website]
* [http://us.macmillan.com/author/elmerkelton Elmer Kelton's page at Macmillan.com]
* [http://www.kelton.org/notables/elmer.html The Story of Elmer Kelton]
* [http://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/ttusw/00041/tsw-00041.html Kelton's papers, 1948-1985, in the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library at Texas Tech University]

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