TITLE: Elmer Kelton and Lucia St. Clair Robson: 2006 National Book Festival
SPEAKER: Elmer Kelton, Lucia St. Clair Robson
EVENT DATE: 09/30/2006
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 33 minutes
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Elmer Kelton speaks at the 2006 National Book Festival.
Speaker Biography: Author of more than 40 novels published over more than 50 years, Elmer Kelton has been voted the Best Western Author of All Time by the Western Writers of America. He is the recipient of multiple distinguished and lifetime achievement awards and honorary doctorates. His books have won four Western Heritage Awards from the National Cowboy Hall of Fame (Oklahoma City), including "The Good Old Boys," which was made into a cable television movie. Seven of his books have won the Spur Award from the Western Writers of America: "Buffalo Wagons," "The Day the Cowboys Quit," "The Time It Never Rained," "Eyes of the Hawk," "Slaughter," "The Far Canyon" and "The Way of the Coyote." His most recent books are "The Raiders: Sons of Texas" (Forge, 2006) and "Six Bits a Day" (Forge, Sept. 2006). Kelton lives in Texas.
Speaker Biography: Before devoting her time to writing, Lucia St. Clair Robson was a Peace Corps volunteer in Venezuela, a teacher in Brooklyn, N.Y., and a public librarian in Annapolis, Md. She also lived in Japan, South Carolina and southern Arizona. A New York Times and Washington Post best-selling author, she has written several historical novels, including the Golden Spur Award winner "Ride the Wind" and Golden Spur finalist "Ghost Warrior: Lozen of the Apaches." Her most recent book is "Shadow Patriots" (Forge, 2005), which has won critical acclaim. She lives near Annapolis, Md.
SERIES: National Book Festival 2006