Kent Haruf

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Date of Birth February 24, 1943
Place of Birth Colorado
Age 77 years old
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Alan Kent Haruf was an American novelist.

Born: February 24, 1943, Pueblo, Colorado
Died: Nov 30, 2014, Salida, Colorado
Occupation: Novelist
Genre: Fiction
Notable works: The Tie That Binds, Plainsong
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About Kent Haruf

An American novelist, he is best known for works such as The Tie That Binds and Where You Once Belonged. In 2006, he received the Dos Passos Prize for Literature.

Before Fame

He worked on a chicken farm and at a rehabilitation hospital in Colorado, and he also found employment at a construction site in Wyoming. In 1984, he published his first novel, The Tie That Binds.


His 1999 bestselling work, Plainsong, was a finalist for the National Book Award.

Family Life

He was born in Colorado, and he attended Nebraska Wesleyan University and, later, the Iowa Writers' Workshop. He and his wife, Kathy, became parents to three daughters.


He and Ethan Canin both studied at the Iowa Writers' Workshop.

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