John Preston

There’s so much mystery around Charles Portis that we’re not even clear whether he’s alive

A review of Escape Velocity: A Charles Portis Miscellany, edited by Jay Jennings. Despite critical acclaim and a devoted fan base, the American author seems destined to remain on the sidelines

Jeff Bridges stars in the 2010 film, True Grit Photo: Kobal/Skydance Productions

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