Articles by Don Graham

Katherine the Great

Jan 20, 2013 By Don Graham

Indian Creek native Katherine Anne Porter is the finest author ever to come out of Texas. But only recently has her home state stopped writing her off.

Writers Bloc

Jan 20, 2013 By Don Graham

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.

Pen Pals

Jan 20, 2013 By Don Graham

Dobie, Bedichek, and Webb were the leading Texas writers and intellectuals of their age. But as ribald raconteurs, they were ahead of their time.

Expatriate Act

Jan 20, 2013 By Don Graham

While some Texas-born writers had to leave home to do their best work, for John Graves the reverse was true.

Picture Perfect

Jan 20, 2013 By Don Graham

Why Peter Bogdanovich filmed in black and white, who discovered Cybill Shepherd, which onetime soap opera diva read for the role of Jacy, and other secrets of the making of The Last Picture Show .