David Duhr

David Duhr
David Duhr is the Observer's copy editor.

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Submit: 2013 Texas Observer Short Story Contest Now Open for Entries

2013 Texas Observer Short Story Contest now open for entries

When Larry McMurtry agreed in 2011 to guest-judge The Texas Observer’s first short story contest, we at the magazine were thrilled: what better name to attach to a Texas-based writing competition than the man who authored Lonesome Dove, The Last … Read More

Back of the Book, Blogs

Winning Words

A few weeks ago we offered a roundup of Texas books  recently nominated for or winning major awards. As literary awards season rolls on, we have a few notices to add. Long-listed for the 2013 Frank O’Connor International Short Story … Read More


New and Noteworthy Books: March

Benjamin Alire Saenz’s story collection Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club, published by El Paso’s Cinco Puntos Press, has won the 2013 PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction. Read the Observer’s review of the book here. Among the four runners-up … Read More


Austin’s Literary Fairy Godmother

Amelia Gray's THREATS was nominated for the prestigious Dylan Thomas Prize.

Around the time Fifty Shades of Grey became a worrisome phenomenon, a quieter novel, one without bondage porn or roots in Twilight fan fiction, was released by an author once described as “the fairy godmother of Austin writers.” Six months … Read More


Albert of Adelaide: A Debut Novel Set Down Under

Howard Anderson says he just wants to live long enough to finish his second novel. The publisher’s bio for the 69-year-old debut novelist states that during his “varied life,” Anderson has flown choppers in Vietnam, driven trucks in Houston, worked … Read More