You may know that Charles Portis, author of True Grit amongst other books has departed for the Territories Beyond. He was 86. A native of the Arkansas he wrote so well about. His career began as a Newspaperman, first in his home state and then in NYC for the old NY Herald Tribune. One day, he announced he was returning to live in a shack and write books. That he did. Elusive, private and remote, he never did an author interview. He never married except, perhaps, to Mattie Ross.
"It furthers one to have somewhere to go". From The Book of Changes- I Ching.