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Hillerman to get life achievement award

ALBUQUERQUE, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- The Western Writers of America said it plans to bestow its Owen Wister Award upon novelist Tony Hillerman for his lifetime contribution to Western literature.

Los Angeles Times Book Prizes awarded

LOS ANGELES, April 23 (UPI) -- The 25th annual Los Angeles Times Book Prizes has recognized nine authors during a ceremony at the University of California of Los Angeles.

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Hardcover Fiction 1. The Da Vinci Code -- Dan Brown, 100 2. The Guardian -- Nicholas Sparks, 91
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Hardcover Fiction 1. Da Vinci Code -- Dan Brown, 100 2. The Devil Wears Prada -- Lauren Weisberger, 59
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Hardcover Fiction 1. The DaVinci Code -- Dan Brown, 100 2. The Guardian -- Nicholas Sparks, 100
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Hardcover Fiction 1. Cerulean Sins: An Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Novel -- Laurell K. Hamilton, 100 2. Middlesex: A Novel -- Jeffrey Eugenides, 40
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Hardcover Fiction 1. Cerulean Sins: An Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Novel -- Laurell K. Hamilton, 100 2. A Ship Made of Paper: A Novel -- Scott Spencer, 66
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Hardcover Fiction 1. Back Story: A Spenser Novel -- Robert B. Parker, 100 2. The Da Vinci Code -- Dan Brown, 72
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National Book Festival: Literacy revived

As a former literacy tutor, it is alarming to contemplate that more than a third of American adults do not read well enough to fill out a job application or to help their children with homework.
JESSIE THORPE, United Press International

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Tony Hillerman (May 27, 1925 – October 26, 2008) was an award-winning 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 big-screen and television movies.

Anthony Grove Hillerman was born in Sacred Heart, Oklahoma, and was a decorated combat veteran of World War II, having served as a mortarman in the 103rd Infantry Division. He earned the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, and a Purple Heart.

From 1948–1962, he worked as a journalist, then earned a master's degree. He taught journalism from 1966 to 1987 at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, and also began writing novels. He lived there with his wife until his death in 2008.

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