Stephen Harrigan

Stephen Harrigan is the author of nine books, including the award-winning novels The Gates of the Alamo and Remember Ben Clayton. His most recent book is the forthcoming The Eye of the Mammoth, a career-spanning collection of his essays, many of which were written for Texas Monthly. He is also a screenwriter who has written many movies for television. 

Stories

The Secret Life of the Beach

Along the silent, lovely beach, tiny armies fight in the tide, fierce battles rage in the sky, and nocturnal marauders slither across the sand.

Capote Changes Coler

In Music for Chameleons it’s hard to tell whether Truman Capote is telling the whole truth or nothing at all of the truth; Conspiracy ferrets out much of the truth about John F. Kennedy’s murder.

Measure For Measure

Three Texas poets word their way into print; two new novels trace the adventures of Neanderthals and knights-errant.

Twisting the Night Away

South Texas went into a frenzy preparing for Hurrican Allen, then the guest of honor never showed up.

Can the Boy Scouts Save America?

Perhaps. At least they’re on the right track and trying hard.

High Gloss

Laura Furman handles The Glass House with a little too much care; Elmer Kelton’s novels take you way out West; a new filed guide digs into Texas’ past; Hearts will win yours.

Behind the Purple Page

Texas writers of historical romances spice up the old boy-
meets-girl plot with more than a pinch of passion.

Behind the Purple Page

Texas writers of historical romances spice up the old boy-
meets-girl plot with more than a pinch of passion.

Blood Luster

Aztec is gripping buts so gory you may have to read it
with you eyes closed; Darlin’ Billadds patina to
the Wild Bill Hickok legend; as a major American writer,
Thomas McGuane has An Outside Chance; Louise Gluck
again proves her power as a poet.

Blood Luster

Aztec is gripping buts so gory you may have to read it
with you eyes closed; Darlin’ Billadds patina to
the Wild Bill Hickok legend; as a major American writer,
Thomas McGuane has An Outside Chance; Louise Gluck
again proves her power as a poet.

Life Behind Bars

Zoos are fin for people, but they make animals go crackers.

Life Behind Bars

Zoos are fin for people, but they make animals go crackers.

Paper Cowboys

Southwest Fiction might make you think that the region is
mostly metropolis and no mesquite. The Guadalupe
Mountains of Texas hits a lot of high spots.

Somebody Turn on the Lights!

Monsters aren’t nearly as scary as the night they go
bump in.

Paper Cowboys

Southwest Fiction might make you think that the region is
mostly metropolis and no mesquite. The Guadalupe
Mountains of Texas hits a lot of high spots.

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