Jim Harrison Has Died

By Maryann Yin Comment

Jim Harrison (GalleyCat)Jim Harrison has died. He was 78 years old.

Throughout his career, Harrison (pictured, via) wrote and published more than thirty books. According to The New York Times, he was well-known for producing work in a variety of genres including fiction, nonfiction, essays, and poetry.

Here’s more from The Washington Post: “Sometimes likened to Ernest Hemingway for the range and kinds of his interests, he was a hunter and fisherman who savored his time in a cabin near his Michigan hometown, a drinker and Hollywood scriptwriter who was close friends with Jack Nicholson and came to know Sean Connery, Orson Welles, and Warren Beatty, among others. He wrote about sports and was a man of extraordinary appetite who once polished off a 37-course lunch, a traveler and teller of tales, most famously Legends of the Fall.” (via NPR)