A Peek Inside Portis

Literary evening spotlights collection by Arkansas author

Posted: January 11, 2013 at 2:41 a.m.

Arkansas native Charles Portis, author of the novel “True Grit,” met John Wayne on the set of the 1969 movie.

When Jay Jennings was a young writer just starting out — mainly doing movie reviews for an alternative Little Rock newspaper — the only Arkansas novelist whose name he knew was Charles Portis.

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Whats Up, Pages 16 on 01/11/2013