The Associated Press is reporting that the author has died. If you are unaware of his enormous body of work, his Web site is here.
I interviewed Harris by telephone back in May before he gave a talk and reading at the Akron-Summit County library. It was a briskly business-like interview, but a good one. He spoke vigorously and openly, and was looking ahead as well as enjoying his current place in literature. It was one of those interviews where I thought it would be interesting to talk to him much more at another time. Which now, alas, there won't be.