Haruf, Kent

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Haruf, Kent Gender: M
born on 24 February 1943 at 05:09 (= 05:09 AM )
Place Pueblo, Colorado, 38n15, 104w37
Timezone MWT h6w (is war time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Taglilatelo
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 04°58' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 23°51 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 15°40'


American writer, author of several novels, including "Plainsong, "The Tie That Binds," and "Eventide." A 1965 graduate of Wesleyan University, he earned his MFA from the University of Iowa.

To support himself, he worked in odd jobs including construction, service jobs, librarian and served in the Peace Corps from 1965-1967, stationed in Turkey. From 1976-1986 he taught high school English in Wisconsin and Colorado and then taught college-level courses at Wesleyan University from 1986-1991. He was the Carbondale Associate Professor at Southern Illinois University from 1991-2000 when he retired from teaching to devote full-time to writing.

The son of a Methodist minister, he grew up on the plains of Colorado. He has three children from his first marriage and his second wife Kathy has four.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : New Career 1976 (teaching)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1984 (first novel, "The Tie That Binds")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1999 ("Plainsong")
  • Work : Retired 2000 (retired from teaching to write full-time)

Source Notes

PT quotes him and his wife, an astrologer, at a book signing 6/29/04


  • Family : Childhood : Memories Good
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (two)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (three from 1st marriage, 4 with second wife)
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction