Elmer Kelton (1926-2009) was the award-winning author of more than forty novels, including The Time It Never Rained, Other Men's Horses, Texas Standoff and Hard Trail to Follow. He grew up on a ranch near Crane, Texas, and earned a journalism degree from the University of Texas. His first novel, Hot Iron, was published in 1956. Among his awards were seven Spurs from Western Writers of America and four Western Heritage awards from the National Cowboy Hall of Fame. His novel The Good Old Boys was made into a television film starring Tommy Lee Jones. In addition to his novels, Kelton worked as an agricultural journalist for 42 years. He served in the infantry in World War II. He died in 2009.
Recipient of Golden Saddleman, Lone Star Lifetime Achievement, and Western Heritage Awards, Elmer Kelton is WWA's 'Greatest Western Writer of All Time.' Honored by WWA as one of history's 25 Best Westerns and based on an actual 1883 Texas cowboys' strike,...[SEE MORE]