Renowned American author Jim Harrison died

Mar 30, 2016 08:17 IST

Fiction writer, poet and essayist, Jim Harrison passed away on 26 March 2016 due to cardiac arrest in Patagonia, Arizona, United States. He was 78.

Harrison is best known for his 1979 novella Legends of the Fall. He was called a force of nature, and his works were compared to that of William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway.

The author obtained his B.A. in 1960 and M.A. in 1964 in comparative literature from Michigan State University.

After working as an Assistant Professor of English at Stony Brook University for an year, Harrison started working full-time as a writer.

Harrison’s work appeared in many leading publications, including The New Yorker, Esquire, Sports Illustrated, Rolling Stone, Outside, Playboy, Men's Journal and The New York Times Book Review. He published several collections of novellas, two of which were eventually turned into films- Revenge and Legends of the Fall.

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