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. 


Head for the Hills

A grand old opry in Mason, a homestyle bakery in Llano, a cabin with a view of the Sabinal Canyon, and sixteen other things I love about the Hill Country.

Let the Love Light Shine

Those Jesus Freaks are your children. But what’s the colony like in Dallas?

The Big House Goes Coed

The Federal prison in Fort Worth is unique in more ways than one.

Six West

Staying alive day by day … by day.

Among the Ruins

Across Yucatan on pennies a day. An intrepid traveler reports.

Om, Om on the Range

Alpha waves, past lives, and other explorations of the subconscious.

Sirens in the Night

Great ambulance drivers are made, not born.

Pray for Sharks

Cuddling up to a thousand pounds of ravenous hunger.

Tales of Shrimp

Them shrimp boats are still a-coming, but there‘s not much dancing tonight.

The Alamo? Sure. Two Blocks, Turn Right, and It’s Right Across From the Five and Ten.

You remember, don’t you? That’­s the place John Wayne died.

Bury My Heart at the Souvenir Shop

The Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation is a braves’ new world.

A Bad Day for Dolphins

Can Bubbles find happiness in a 30-foot tank?

Planet X! We’re Waiting for You!

That’s the message Ray Stanford sends nightly into outer space; so far no one has answered.

Did You Hear The One About The Farmer’s Daughter?

A strip-mining company made her an offer she couldn’t refuse.