Texas Writer Award

The Texas Writer Award, formerly known as the Bookend Award, is given to a Texas writer in recognition of outstanding contributions to Texas literature. The award recipient is honored at the Texas Book Festival.

 

Texas Writer Award Recipients:

2015: Pat Mora

Pat Mora

 

2014: Sarah Bird

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2013: Steven Weinberg

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2012: Tim O’Brien

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2011: Stephen Harrigan and Larry Wright

Stephen Harrigan Larry Wright

 

2010: H.W. Brands

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2009: Rick Riordan

Rick Riordan

 

2008: Robert Caro

Robert Caro 2002

 

2007: Dagoberto Gilb, Rolando Hinojosa-Smith

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2006: Louis Sachar, Mike Levy, Bill Broyles, Greg Curtis, Evan Smith

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2005: Sandra Cisneros, T.R. Fehrenbach, Cormac McCarthy

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2004: Mary Margaret Farabee, Larry L. King, Walt McDonald

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2003: Shelby Hearon, Elmer Kelton

Shelby_Hearon Elmer Kelton

 

2002: Bud Shrake, Bill Wittliff

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2001: Dr. William Goetzmann, Stanley Marcus

 Stanley Marcus

 

2000: John Graves

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1999: Horton Foote

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