country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: English
educated at: University of Arkansas
occupation: novelist, writer, screenwriter
Charles McColl Portis (December 28, 1933 – February 17, 2020) was an American author best known for his novels Norwood (1966) and the classic Western True Grit (1968), both adapted as films. The latter also inspired a film sequel and a made-for-TV movie sequel. A newer film adaptation of True Grit was released in 2010.Portis has been described as "one of the most inventively comic writers of western fiction".
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