the appearance of his first novel in 1976, Loren D. Estleman
has written 53 books and hundreds of short stories and articles.
An authority on both criminal history and the American West,
Estleman has been called the most critically acclaimed author
of his generation. He has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize,
the National Book Award, the Mystery Writers of America Edgar
Allan Poe Award, and England's Silver Dagger Award.
He has received
sixteen national writing awards: three Shamuses from the
Private Eye Writers of America, four Golden Spurs
from the Western Writers of America, two American Mystery Awards
from Mystery Scene Magazine, two Outstanding Mystery Writer
of the Year awards from Popular Fiction Monthly, two Stirrup
Awards for outstanding articles in the Western Writers
of America magazine, The Roundup, and three Western Heritage Awards from
the National Cowboy Hall of Fame. In 1987, the Michigan Foundation
of the Arts presented him with its award for literature. In
1997, the Michigan Library Association named him the recipient
of the Michigan Author’s Award.
A sought-after speaker
and a veteran journalist of police-beat news, Estleman graduated
from Eastern Michigan University in 1974 with a B.A. in English
Literature and Journalism. On April 27, 2002, EMU presented him
with an honorary doctorate in letters. He left the job market
in 1980 to write full time. He lives in Michigan and is married
to mystery novelist, Deborah Morgan.
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view Special Collections' holdings of Estleman's work, please
To hear Estleman
read from his own work, please visit the Vincent
Voice Library, here.