Individual Author Record
Name: Kent HarufPen Name: None Genre: C:ADULT Fiction Born: February 24, 1943 in Pueblo, Colorado Sites:
Illinois ConnectionHaruf lived in Murphysboro and retired from teaching at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.
Biographical and Professional InformationBefore becoming a writer, Kent Haruf worked in many places, including a chicken farm in Colorado, a construction site in Wyoming, a rehabilitation hospital in Denver, a hospital in Phoenix, a presidential library in Iowa, an alternative high school in Wisconsin and as an English teacher with the Peace Corps in Turkey. From 1986 - 1991, he was an assistant professor at Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln, Nebraska and an associate professor at Southern Illinois Universtiy in Carbondale, Illinois from 1991- 2000.
'''Plainsong Series:'''*''Plainsong'', Knopf, 1999*''Eventide'', Knopf, 2004*''Benediction,''Knopf, 2013'''Individual Books:'''*''Where You Once Belonged'', Summit, 1991*''The Tie That Binds'', Knopf, 2000*''West of Last Chance'', Norton & Company, 2008 - with photographer Peter Brown*''Our Souls at Night'', Knopf, 2015