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Christian Wallace was a staff writer from West Texas. Before joining Texas Monthly as a fact-checker, in March 2016, Wallace worked as a roughneck, a ditch digger, an electrician, a record store clerk, and a radio DJ. He earned BAs in history and English from Texas State University in San Marcos and holds a master’s degree in writing from the University of Galway in Ireland.

In 2020, Wallace wrote and hosted the documentary podcast series Boomtown, about the Permian Basin’s historic oil boom and the bust that followed. The series has more than 4.8 million downloads. Wallace has been nominated for three National Magazine Awards. His September 2019 cover story on honky-tonks was a finalist in leisure interests; his 2020 collaboration with others on “All 144 Willie Nelson Albums, Ranked” was a finalist in digital storytelling; and his July 2021 cover story on Bass Reeves was a finalist in feature writing. His work has been optioned for several film and television projects, including the forthcoming Paramount series Land Man.

Wallace lives in San Marcos with his wife, Lauren Meckel, and their pup, Wyatt.

78 Articles

Film & TV|
September 22, 2017

“Friday Night Writes”: Who’s Landry?

Going to Gatling, meeting Landry, and discovering the cruelty of teenage girls.

September 8, 2017

“Friday Night Writes”: Can Coach Taylor Make Boys into Men?

Yeah, we love Coach Taylor. But we're skeptical that his big hearted speeches are doing much for his team off of the field.

September 1, 2017

“Friday Night Writes”: Meeting the Dillon Panthers

The Dillon Panthers are back (for us, anyway).

Flood 2015|
June 15, 2015

After the Flood

In the aftermath of the Memorial Day flood, one family recovers what’s left of their belongings and searches for hope.  

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