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Thursday, February 19, 2009

"Year in Review 2008: Literature

Year in Review 2008: Literature

January 5, 2009  By EDWARD NAWOTKA / Special Contributor to The Dallas Morning News /  Edward Nawotka is a freelance writer in Houston.
The article begins:  "The year 2008 should erase any lingering doubt about Texas' importance on the literary landscape. Texas writers hit best-seller lists, took home national awards and sparked international controversies.
On the business side, one of the largest new independent bookstores in the country opened for business in Plano.
And elsewhere, it was a good year for vampires – and a bad one to be an American looking for a Nobel Prize." 
Ed's  # 4 out of his top 10 is
"4 Cormac McCarthy's archives go to Texas State: Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Cormac McCarthy these days lives in Santa Fe, N.M., but his literary archive was purchased by the Southwestern Writers Collection, a part of the Wittliff Collections at Texas State University-San Marcos. There, it will reside in perpetuity alongside the works of other notable Texans such as Willie Nelson. University President Denise Trauth called Mr. McCarthy's papers "the crown jewels of our literary treasury." 

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