The author Elmer Kelton died last year. I wrote an appreciation for the Wall Street Journal. A reader recently sent this video clip of Kelton reading from his best book, The Time It Never Rained. Before watching (and listening), I hadn’t heard his voice.
Kelton’s last novel, Texas Standoff, will come out in September. He finished it shortly before dying.
The image below is the sketch of a Kelton statue that the locals in San Angelo, Texas would like to put up by their library.