Authors


Charles Portis

Charles Portis (1933–2020) lived most of his life in Arkansas, where he was born and raised. He was a graduate of the University of Arkansas, which in 2018 awarded him an honorary doctorate in Humane Letters. He served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War, was the London bureau chief of the New York Herald-Tribune, and was a writer for The New Yorker. He is the author of four other novels, also available from The Overlook Press: Norwood, The Dog of the South, Masters of Atlantis, and Gringos. A selection of his writing has been collected in Escape Velocity: A Charles Portis Miscellany.


  • Escape Velocity
    Escape Velocity
  • True Grit A Novel
    True Grit
    A Novel
  • Gringos
    Gringos
  • Masters of Atlantis
    The Masters of Atlantis
  • Norwood
    Norwood
  • Dog of the South
    The Dog of the South