Monday, July 3, 2023


Win (Winfred) Blevins passed away yesterday. He was an amazing writer, spouse, father, and friend. My heart and sympathy go out to Meredith and the family at this sad time. He had an amazing writing career that included journalism, editing, screenplays, travel books, historical fiction, natural history, fantasy, and thrillers. 

From Wikipedia: 

Win Blevins (born October 21, 1938) was an American author of fiction and non-fiction. He has written many books about the western mountain trappers, and is known for his "mastery of western lore." His notable works include Stone SongSo Wild a Dream, and Dictionary of the American West. According to WorldCat, the Dictionary of the American West is held in 728 libraries. Blevins won numerous awards, including being named winner of the Owen Wister Award for Lifetime Achievement in writing literature of the West, being selected for the Western Writers Hall of Fame, being twice named 'Writer of the Year' by Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers, and winning two Spur Awards for Novel of the West. 

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1 comment:

Meredith Blevins said...

Jan, thanks for posting.
He had such an amazing life force -- an all around beautiful person.
xoxo -- meredith