Just heard this morning that Tucson author/former journalist Charles “Chuck” Bowden passed away yesterday at age 69. The Tucson Weekly’s The Range has the scoop, click here. Bowden died in Las Cruces, New Mexico, due to failing health. He was the author of many books, several about border issues with Mexico including drug wars. I met him years ago when he was living here in Tucson, and I also knew his former partner, mother of his half Japanese American son. More about Bowden’s works in wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Bowden
Charles Bowden (1945-2014) was an American non-fiction author, journalist, and essayist based in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He is a former writer for the Tucson Citizen and often writes about the American Southwest. He is a contributing editor of GQ and Mother Jones magazine, and writes for other periodicals including Harper’s Magazine, New York Times Book Review, Esquire, and Aperture.
Check back later as I will update with memorial service arrangements.
UPDATED : Sept. 28 memorial services in Las Cruces, NM, and Nov. 1, 2 to 5 p.m. at Rock Corral Ranch in Tumacacori, south of Tucson. My update post: https://blogforarizona.net/memorial-services-set-for-author-charles-bowden/
R.I.P. Chuck, you will be missed by many here in Tucson.