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A guide to resources by and about author Tony Hillerman at the UNM University Libraries and elsewhere.
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Tony Hillerman: A Subject Guide to Resources




Tony Hillerman, 1925-2008

author, journalist, UNM professor


This guide provides links to many different Tony Hillerman resources, including lists of works by and about Hillerman, foreign language editions of his novels, plus videos, obituaries, database resources, and the archives of Tony Hillerman at the UNM Center for Southwest Research.  Use the red tabs above to navigate this LibGuide, to discover resources for your academic research or for pure enjoyment of this beloved Southwestern author's work. 

Photo by Cynthia Farah Haines



from the UNM University Libraries

eHillerman: the Tony Hillerman Portal Project

  • Read Tony's manuscripts online, and view them in his own handwriting
  • Learn about Tony's life and career
  • View interviews with Tony, and experience New Mexico and the Southwest through his eyes
  • See Tony's notes and idea books, and learn how he worked and developed his literary ideas
  • Learn about New Mexico life, history and culture


Preview Event for Tony HIllerman Portal

June 14, 5:30 - 7:00 PM

UNM Zimmerman Library, Willard Room

On Friday, June 14th, the University Libraries hosted a preview event for the Tony Hillerman Portal, with the Hillerman family in attendance. The demonstration of the portal was followed by a reception.


In Memorium


Obituaries for Tony Hillerman

Los Angeles Times, " Tony Hillerman, 83, Dies: Bestselling Mystery Author Provided Insight into the Native People and Culture of the Southwest," 10/28/08. With video.

Los Angeles Times, "Tony Hillerman Knew New Mexico: His New Mexico was as Enchanted and Troubled as it is in Life," 10/29/08.

New York Times, blog, "Remembering Tony Hillerman."

New York Times, "Tony Hillerman, Novelist, Dies at 83," 10/27/08.

Santa Fe New Mexican, "Tony Hillerman: A Legend Passes," 10/28/08.

Washington Post, "Tony Hillerman, 83; Penned Navajo Series," 10/28/08.


Newspaper articles available to UNM users via LexisNexis Academic Universe:

     Albuquerque Journal, "Hillerman's Worth Can't Be Measured," 11/01/08.

     Albuquerque Journal, "A Life of Mystery: Tony Hillerman Leaves His Fans a Catalogue That Can be Revisited Again and Again," 11/02/08.

     Associated Press, "Hillerman Remembered as Family Man at Funeral," 11/01/08.

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Writing Contests

Founded by Anne Hillerman and Jean Schaumberg, in 2002, WORDHARVEST is devoted to the art and craft of writing. From our headquarters in Santa Fe, New Mexico, we celebrate the legacy of iconic mystery author Tony Hillerman.

Writing Contests

Writers Conference


NM Book Awards

The Thief of Time received the New Mexico Book Awards 2009 People's Choice Award.

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