‘True Grit’ Novelist Charles Portis Dies at Age 86

The former newspaper reporter had been suffering from Alzheimer’s in recent years.

  • Published 17 February 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Novelist Charles Portis, a favorite among critics and writers for such shaggy dog stories as “Norwood” and “Gringos” and a bounty for Hollywood whose droll, bloody Western “True Grit” was a best-seller twice adapted into Oscar nominated films, died Feb. 17, 2020, at age 86. Portis, a former newspaper reporter who apparently learned enough to swear off talking to the media, had been suffering from Alzheimer’s in recent years. His brother,… Read at AP News