Paul Knight joined the staff of Texas Monthly as an assistant editor in the summer of 2011. His work has also appeared in the Dallas Morning News, the Houston Press, the New York Times, and the Texas Observer. He is a graduate of the University of North Texas and has worked with the school’s Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference since its inception. His first book, Devil on the Plains, is scheduled for publication by Penguin in the fall of 2015.

Drive a Pickup Truck (or Don’t)

Mar 23, 2015 By Texas Monthly and Paul Knight

I promise driving a truck won’t help you create any ties to your new state’s rural roots, but spending one day on a city street, sharing it with trucks like mine, may help you understand that practicality doesn’t have much to do with being a Texan at all. 

Civilian Life
The Lone Survivor Helps Vets Carry On

Feb 3, 2014 By Paul Knight

This year, Marcus Luttrell's Lone Survivor Foundation will offer more therapy-intensive retreats to help vets transition to post-military life than ever before.

Carrying on Chris Kyle’s Legacy

Jun 3, 2013 By Paul Knight

The Navy SEAL sniper was killed at a gun range in Erath County before he completed his second book, "American Gun." Now his wife and co-authors are determined to share the story they knew Kyle wanted to tell.