Mesa Public Library Presents Author James McGrath Morris Jan. 13 On His Book ‘Tony Hillerman: A Life’


Mesa Public Library invites you to attend an author talk with  award-winning and New York Times best-selling author James McGrath Morris. This event will  be livestreamed via Zoom on Thursday, Jan. 13 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Morris will  discuss his latest work Tony Hillerman: A Life, the first major biography of the ground-breaking  mystery writer. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear enchanting new insights about one of  America’s best-known mystery authors from one of America’s favorite biographers! 

As the author of 18 spellbinding detective novels set on the Navajo Nation, Tony Hillerman  simultaneously transformed a traditional genre and introduced the mysteries of the Navajo  culture to an audience of millions. Morris offers a balanced portrait of Hillerman’s personal and  professional life and provides a timely appreciation of his work. Filled with never-before-told  anecdotes and insights, Tony Hillerman will thrill the author’s fans and awaken new interest in  his life and literary legacy.  

Morris’s books include the New York Times Bestselling Eye on the Struggle: Ethel Payne; The  Ambulance Drivers: Hemingway, Dos Passos, and A Friendship Made and Lost in War; The  First Lady of the Black Press, which was awarded the Benjamin Hooks National Book Prize;  Pulitzer: A Life in Politics, Print, and Power—which the Wall Street Journal deemed was one of  the five best books on American moguls, and Booklist placed on its 2010 list of the ten best  biographies; The Rose Man of Sing Sing: A True Tale of Life, Murder, and Redemption in the  Age of Yellow Journalism—a Washington Post Best Book of the Year; and, Jailhouse  Journalism: The Four Estate Behind Bars

This program is free and open to the public and will be conducted online via the Zoom platform. Registration is required. To obtain your meeting link and access to the program, please register  through the Event Calendar at or call (505) 662-8257.