Indiana-born author whose book The Way Western world received the 1950 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. His various other Western-themed works are the Last Valley and These Thousands of Hills. He went to Harvard University on the fellowship and eventually worked for just two decades because the editor of the Kentucky newspaper known as The Lexington Head. He wrote many mystery books, including Murders at Moon Dance and Murder within the Cotswolds. He was created in Indiana and elevated in Montana. He previously eight siblings, just two of whom survived past youth. He and writer Cormac McCarthy both gained Pulitzer Prizes because of their Western-themed novels.