After his discharge from the Marines, Harry enrolled at the the University of Florida on the GI Bill. Courtesy of University of Florida Archives
Harry at Santa Fe in the early 1970's.
Harry returns to Bacon County.
After graduating from the University of Florida with a master's degree, Harry taught English at Broward Junior College in Ft. Lauderdale from 1961 to 1968. Courtesy of University of Georgia Libraries
Myrtice Crews, Harry Crews' mother, raised Harry and his brother, Hoyett, by herself for most of Harry's childhood. She was remarried to Alfred Turner (pictured, L) and settled in Ashburn, GA. Courtesy of Don Haselden
Harry with his lifelong friend and college roommate Ed Nagel together at Lillian's Music Store in Gainesville, FL in 1990.
Jay Atkinson, who took Harry's class for eight straight semesters in the early 1980s, visited Harry in 2010. In later years, Harry spent much of his time sitting in his recliner in his sunken living room. Courtesy of Jay Atkinson
Harry at the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference in Vermont.
Harry profiled actor Charles Bronson for Playboy in 1971. He spent a week in Idaho on the set of the movie Breakheart Pass. Courtesy of Ken Bell
In the early 1990's, Harry got several tattoos and began wearing his hair in a mohawk. He said these were efforts to remain an outsider. Courtesy of University of Florida Archives
One of the houses Harry Crews probably lived in as a child still stands today in Bacon County. Courtesy of Ted Geltner