Tony Hillerman

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Tony Hillerman, bestselling author of detective novels set set among the Navajos of the Southwest, died last Sunday at 83. You can read his obituary in The New York Times here. It was written by Marilyn Stasio, who also wrote this piece for PaperCuts about meeting Hillerman at the 1988 Key West Literary Seminar, where they discussed Hemingway while leaning against the pink stuccoed wall of the La Concha.

Below is a reproduction of a letter Hillerman wrote on personal stationary to Les Standiford, the coordinator for our 1988 Seminar, Whodunit?, dedicated to the art and tradition of mystery literature.


The Papered Past

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During our 27th annual Seminar this January, we’ll consider the various ways in which historians like David Levering Lewis and novelists like William Kennedy reveal essential truths about our shared history. As we prepare for this unique opportunity, we are also uncovering our own history– as an organization, as an …Read More


New Admission in Rosenberg Case

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Julius and Ethel Rosenberg after being found guilty by jury / World Telegram photo by Roger Higgins. In an interview with The New York Times, Morton Sobell, a co-defendant in the 1951 espionage case against Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, has admitted to passing on military secrets to the Soviets. Sobell, …Read More


Robert Giroux & John Malcolm Brinnin

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The New York Times is reporting today on the death of Robert Giroux. Reproduced below is a letter Giroux wrote to John Malcolm Brinnin, a friend and correspondent of Bishop’s, and the organizer of that year’s Seminar.