Texas Wildflowers [ePub]

by Jan Reid

Jan Reid has written for Texas Monthly, Esquire, GQ,Slate, Men’s Journal, Garden & Gun, and the New York Times. Reid received the Lon Tinkle career achievement award from the Texas Institute of Letters in 2014. His twelve books include The Improbable Rise of Redneck Rock, The Bullet Meant for Me, Rio Grande, Comanche Sundown, and Let the People In: The Life and Times of Ann Richards.The biography of the late Texas governor won praise from Bill Clinton to Dan Rather, from the Washington Post to the Economist to Texas Monthly, and the Houston Chronicle cited it as one of the ten best nonfiction books of 2012.Let the People In won two awards from the Texas State Historical Association, for 2012 book of the year and co-winner of the award for best book on women in Texas history. It also received a nonfiction book of the year award from the Philosophical Society of Texas. His prior book, the novel Comanche Sundown, was awarded best fiction 2011 by the Texas Institute of Letters, an award that has previously gone to Larry McMurtry’s Lonesome Dove and Cormac McCarthy’s All the Pretty Horses. Reid's Texas Tornado: The Times and Music of Doug Sahm, was an Oxford Magazine Music Book of the Year in 2010. Reid’s fiction and non-fiction have also won awards and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, PEN Southwest, and the Dobie-Paisano Fellowship; his short fiction has appeared in Northern Liberties Review and the anthologies On the Brink and Texas Short Stories, his nonfiction in The Best of Texas Monthly, The Slate Diaries,twice in Best American Sportswriting, and most recently in Curiosity's Cats: Writers and Research.He is at work on a new novel titled Sins of the Younger Sons.Reid grew up in Wichita Falls, Texas, and has lived in or near Austin since 1970.



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