Don Graham



by | Fri, Mar 6, 2009 at 12:00 am CST

Deathless Prose

With its February 2008 issue, Texas Monthly celebrates its 35th anniversary by profiling “35 People Who Will Shape Our Future.” That got literary eminence Don Graham thinking about the future of Texas letters… In 2043, Texas literature was much the … Read More



Owens Country

This past year, 2005, marked the centennial of Texas author William A. Owens (1905-1990), and in his home country, northeast Texas, they remembered. On November 9-11, at a conference hosted jointly by Texas A&M University-Commerce and Paris Junior College, family, … Read More


The State of Texas Lit

Perhaps another state honors its writers more than Texas, but if so I don’t know which one. We have the Texas Institute of Letters, the Texas Book Festival, Texas Writers Month, the Writers’ League of Texas, the Texas Literary Hall … Read More


Perspectives on McMurtryville

A Memoir by Archer City's Flaubert

A couple of months ago I attended one of those ghastly book awards banquets put on by the University of Texas, where it was my misfortune to be seated opposite a librarian who was either a fake Brit or a … Read More


The Past is Teary

SAVING PRIVATE RYAN. THE THIN RED LINE. The real war will never get into the books. –Walt Whitman. The real war will never get into the movies. –Don Graham. In the space of a year, we suddenly have two ambitious … Read More


Proust in Texas

DUANE’S DEPRESSED. When I go out of the house for a walk, uncertain as yet whither I will bend my steps and submit myself to my instinct to decide for me, I find, strange and whimsical as it may seem, … Read More