Oct 25, 2012 — True Grit author Charles Portis is the cult writer for people who hate cult writers. He hasn't published a book since 1991, and reviewer John Powers says the short pieces collected in Escape Velocity have been treasured for decades, passed around like samizdat by Portis fans.
Jun 8, 2006 — Excerpted from True Grit by Charles Portis, selected by author George Pelecanos for his summer reading recommendation.
Jun 2, 2006 — True Grit is a tale of vengeance told in the deceptively innocent voice of a 14-year-old frontier girl. George Pelecanos, master of noir fiction set in contemporary Washington, D.C., hails it as "one of the very best American novels."