The novelist Charles Portis died at the age of 86. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
An Arkansas-born author, he is best known for novels such as Norwood and True Grit. The latter work, which was adapted into a popular film, focuses on a young girl’s quest for retribution following her father’s murder.
He was the son of Samuel Palmer and Alice Waddell Portis.
I didn’t care for beat reporting, covering the same thing day after day – short attention span.
A reporter from ‘The Times’ wanted to arm-wrestle, and as I recall, he kept challenging me. So we went at it, and there was a pop. His arm broke. Very strange. He went into a kind of swoon.