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Tony Hillerman: A Life book signing with author James McGrath Morris

November 17, 2021, 12 p.m.1 p.m.

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Author James McGrath Morris will be signing copies of his latest book Tony Hillerman: A Life (2021) from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, November 17, at the Oklahoma History Center, located at 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive in Oklahoma City.

Morris offers a balanced portrait of Hillerman’s personal and professional life and provides a timely appreciation of his work. In intimate detail, Morris captures the author’s early years in Depression-era Oklahoma and Hillerman’s near-death experience in World War II. The book examines his 60-year marriage to Marie, and his family life with six children, five of whom were adopted. Other highlights include Tony Hillerman’s career in the trenches of journalism, his affliction with PTSD, his enchantment with Navajo spirituality, and his ascension as one of America’s best-known authors of mysteries.

James McGrath Morris is the author of many award-winning books. Morris has also written The Ambulance Drivers: Hemingway, Dos Passos, and a Friendship Made and Lost in WarEye on the Struggle: Ethel Paynethe First Lady of the Black Press; and Pulitzer: A Life in Politics, Print, and Power.

Preorder a copy of the James McGrath Morris book Tony Hillerman: A Life today by visiting the Oklahoma History Center Museum Store online. Presale copies are on sale now. For information about hundreds of other titles for purchase, please browse the Museum Store’s website or contact the store at museumstore@okhistory.org or 405-522-5214.


November 17, 2021
12 p.m.–1 p.m.
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Oklahoma History Center
800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105