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Larry Tritten: Writer Extrordinaire

Larry Tritten, was born August 7, 1938 in Iowa, moved to Northern Idaho at an early age, and, after serving in the United States Army, got married and moved to San Francisco where he became a free-lance writer who wrote in many different genre's, including Fantasy, Science Fiction, Entertainment, Humor, Travel, and more.

He work has been published in many newspapers including the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Tines, the New York Times, the Houston Chronicle, the San Francisco Chronicle and more.
For years he wrote a weekly column for the Los Angeles Times Sunday Entertainment Section.

His works have been featured in such magazines as The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Harpers, Rolling Stone Magazine, Travel and Leisure, and many, many other well-known magazines.

He became a travel writer in his later years, going on more than fifty travel junkets around the world.

He made many friends along the way, including his good friend, writer Harlan Ellison. as well as Science Fiction writers  Marc Laidlaw,  K.W.Jeter, Pat Murphy and many others as well

During his final 2 years, he battled Cancer and Glaucoma....His closest friends towards the end were Science Fiction writer Michael Shea and his wife Linda Shea.

Some of his work is on-line and available for free, with a Google search.

His award-winning short story "Raft" is available for free as well as an excellent article he wrote about New Mexico artists R.C. Gorman and J.D. Challenger

He visited Challenger's studio in Taos, as well as Gorman's Taos home and studio.
Gorman, is a Navajo artist who has been described by the New York Times as
"The Picasso of American Indian artists."

In 1970, After his first piece for Playboy Magazine was published, Hugh Hefner invited him to visit him at his home in Chicago.
He wrote several articles for Playboy over the years.

One time he was invited to George Plimpton's New York City home for an
Ernest Hemingway remembrance party, where Plimpton had original manuscripts by Hemingway laid out on his pool table.

Larry worked as an editor for Hustler Magazine in 1980, but returned to San Francisco after only six months...a move he later regretted..

Larry Tritten was a truly gifted writer, and a great friend as well.

For a partial listing of his short stories, Tritten...Summary Bibliography)

If you Google Larry Tritten, you'll get 30 pages of references to his writings.

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