Don Graham


An Affair to Remember

The Perfect Sonya.

And The Earth Did Not Devour Him

… And the Earth Did Not Devour Him.


Aaron Latham’s new novel about a cowboy Camelot gets lost in the bull.

Writers Bloc

What did Graham Greene observe about crossing the border into Mexico in 1938? Would you believe Molly Ivins was born in California? Here are my picks for the fifty greatest literary moments in Texas, plus a roster of leading lights who are from here—and some who aren’t.


Larry McMurty’s latest.

The Write Brothers

A memoir conjures up Donald Barthelme—and sheds light on his talented siblings.

Catcher in the Raw

Forty years after its publication, Horseman, Pass By is still one of Larry McMurtry’s finest novels—and as groundbreaking as J. D. Salinger’s masterpiece.

Now That's Comedy

What’s so funny about an oilman, a rancher, a golfer, and a carnival hobo? Watch the following top ten funniest Texas movies to find out why these main characters (and others) are so hilarious.

Mission: Impossible

Rumor has it that director Ron Howard and screenwriter John Sayles are coming to Austin this spring to make a $100 million movie about the Alamo. It may be too much to ask that they get Texas’ defining battle right (since no one knows what really happened), but I’ve got my fingers crossed—and a few friendly words of advice.


Master of the Senate, Robert Caro’s third volume on the life of Lyndon Johnson, is an exhaustive study of power, persuasion, and private parts.

The Secret History

Did Richard King cheat his partner’s heirs out of a chunk of the King Ranch nearly 120 years ago? He may have—and if the Texas Supreme Court permits Chapman v. King Ranch, Inc., to go to trial, the past could come back to haunt the state’s most storied spread.

Master Class

No one took the literature of Texas or the Southwest seriously until J. Frank Dobie put it, and us, on the map.

Not Moving On

Fifteen years after Larry McMurtry announced he was through writing novels, he shows no sign of letting up. For this we should be thankful.

Not-So-Great Plains

Suzan-Lori Parks gets the culture and cadence of West Texas right, sort of; Annie Proulx doesn’t.

Alamo Heights

So much is at stake that we almost—almost—believe the release date of Disney’s epic-to-be was delayed from Christmas Day to April for the reasons the studio claims. But given the way historical movies usually turn out, can you blame us for smirking?