Asher Elbein


Asher Elbein is a freelance journalist and fiction writer based in Austin.

Articles by Asher Elbein
Why are giraffes wandering around the Texas Hill Country?

The Texotics

As Texas landowners breed exotic animals like kudu and nilgai, they’re running a massive unplanned and unregulated natural experiment.

by Asher Elbein

The Schluter House in Jefferson, Texas is rumored to be haunted.

The Ghosts of Jefferson

This East Texas tourist town calls itself “the most haunted town in Texas,” but its whitewashed ghost stories elide a complex racial history.

by Asher Elbein

Field Notes from Santa Ana

A visit to the crown jewel of the national wildlife refuge system, now under threat from Trump's wall, reveals a harsh landscape teeming with life.

by Asher Elbein