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Award-winning Southwestern author to lecture and sign latest book at NMSU

A lecture and book signing by author Tony Hillerman will be presented by the New Mexico State University Bookstore at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, in the Corbett Center Ballrooms.


Hillerman will be signing copies of his latest book, "The Shape Shifter." According to the book's publisher Harper Collins, the novel follows one of Hillerman's well-known characters, Navajo tribal police officer Joe Leaphorn, after his retirement. Leaphorn ends up returning to work occasionally, according to the publisher, and in this particular case the latest crime he is asked to solve happens to be the last case he worked, which continues to haunt him because it remained unsolved.

As a past president of the Mystery Writers of America, Hillerman also has won many honors which include the Center for the American Indian's Ambassador Award, the Navajo Tribe's Special Friend Award, the National Media Award from the American Anthropological Association and the Los Angeles Times' Robert Kirsch Award for lifetime achievement.

Other titles by Hillerman include "A Thief of Time," "Coyote Waits," "Dance Hall of the Dead," "Finding Moon," "Hunting Badger," "Listening Woman" and "People of Darkness."

The New York Times bestselling author lives with his wife in Albuquerque.

For more information call (505) 646-1427.

Nov. 15, 2006
Jacqueline Armendariz