Archive for November, 2010
Friends of the Library meet Nov. 12
Central Library sixth floor parlor
Also included in this meeting: presentation of the Friends McNair scholarship award winners
Don Graham was born in Collin County, north of Dallas, and attended high school in Carrolton, Texas. He graduated from North Texas State University with a B.A. and M.A. He took his doctorate at the University of Texas in Austin. After a stint at the University of Pennsylvania, Graham returned to UT-Austin where he holds the J. Frank Dobie Regents Professorship of American and English Literature. He regularly teaches the course made famous by Dobie, Life and Literature of the Southwest.
Graham’s publications include scores of articles and essays dealing with Texas culture. Among his works on Texas are No Name on the Bullet: A Biography of Audie Murphy, Giant Country: Essays on Texas, Kings of Texas: The 150-Year Saga of an American Ranching Empire, Lone Star Literature: From the Red River to the Rio Grande, and State Fare: An Irreverent Guide to Texas Movies. In 2008 Graham received the A.C. Greene Literary Award from the West Texas Book and Music Festival. His new book, State of Minds: Texas Culture and Its Discontents, will be published by the University of Texas Press in February 2011. Graham is also a Writer-at-Large for Texas Monthly.