- Name: Tony Hillerman
- Born: 05/27/1925
- Died: 10/26/2008 (83 years old)
- Occupation: Novelist, journalist, educator
Anthony Grove “Tony” Hillerman (May 27, 1925 – October 26, 2008) was an American author of detective novels and non-fiction works best known for his Navajo Tribal Police mystery novels. Several of his works have been adapted as theatrical and television movies.
Birth Name: Anthony Grove Hillerman
Awards: 1974 Edgar Award for Best Novel., 1987 Grand Prix de Littérature Policière, 1988 Anthony Award, 1991 Nero Award, 1995 Anthony Award anthology, 2002 Anthony Awards memoir, Special Friends of the Dineh Award.
Birth Place: Sacred Heart, Oklahoma, U.S.
Death Place: Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
Tony Hillerman quotes :
I always have one or two, sometimes more, Navajo or other tribes' cultural elements in mind when I start a plot. In Thief of Time, I wanted to make readers aware of Navajo attitude toward the dead, respect for burial sites.Tony Hillerman
The essays in The Great Taos Bank Robbery were my project to win a Master of Arts degree in English when I quit being a newspaper editor and went back to college.Tony Hillerman