Stephen Harrigan

Stephen Harrigan has devoted much of his life to exploring and explaining Texas, ever since his family crossed the Red River from Oklahoma in 1953. He is the author of numerous works of nonfiction and fiction, including the critically acclaimed novels A Friend of Mr. Lincoln, Remember Ben Clayton, and the New York Times best seller The Gates of the Alamo. He is a longtime writer for Texas Monthly and an award-winning screenwriter who has written many movies for television.

 

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  1. Big Wonderful Thing
    "Harrigan, surveying thousands of years of history that lead to the banh mi restaurants of Houston and the juke joints of Austin, remembering the forgotten as well as the famous, delivers an exhilarating blend of the base and... Learn More
    Published: 1st October 2019
    Hardback | £28.99
  2. The Eye of the Mammoth
    In four decades of writing for magazines ranging from Texas Monthly to the Atlantic, American History, and Travel Holiday, Stephen Harrigan has established himself as one of America’s most thoughtful writers. In this career-spanning... Learn More
    Published: 1st October 2019
    Paperback | £16.99
  3. They Came from the Sky
    In the fall of 2018, the University of Texas Press will publish the inaugural volume of the Texas Bookshelf, a major new history of Texas by Stephen Harrigan, the New York Times best-selling author. The Texas Bookshelf promises... Learn More
    Published: 18th April 2017
    Hardback | £16.99
  4. Aransas

    Aransas

    A Novel

    By Stephen Harrigan

    University of Texas Press

    A critically acclaimed debut novel first published in 1980, Aransas recounts a young man’s attempt to find his place in the world as he navigates the moral dilemma of training an “exquisitely conscious being” to perform... Learn More
    Published: 1st July 2014
    Paperback | £16.99
  5. Jacob's Well

    Jacob's Well

    A Novel

    By Stephen Harrigan

    University of Texas Press

    Originally published in 1984, Stephen Harrigan's passionate, emotionally intense second novel takes readers deep into the mysterious passageways of a Central Texas aquifer—and of the human heart. This edition includes a new... Learn More
    Published: 1st July 2014
    Paperback | £16.99
  6. The Eye of the Mammoth
    In four decades of writing for magazines ranging from Texas Monthly to the Atlantic, American History, and Travel Holiday, Stephen Harrigan has established himself as one of America’s most thoughtful writers. In this career-spanning... Learn More
    Published: 15th April 2013
    Hardback | £24.99
  7. A Book of Photographs from Lonesome Dove
    Winner, Will Rogers Medallion Award for Outstanding Merit/Excellence in Printing and Publication, 2008Lonesome Dove—Larry McMurtry's epic tale of two aging Texas Rangers who drive a herd of stolen cattle 2,500 miles from the... Learn More
    Published: 1st October 2007
    Hardback | £43.00
  8. La Vida Brinca

    La Vida Brinca

    Photographed by Bill Wittliff, Introduced by Elizabeth Ferrer and Stephen Harrigan

    University of Texas Press

    La vida brinca—life jumps—and yet we strive to capture its passing moments by creating images. One of the simplest yet most evocative techniques for image-making is pinhole photography. Using a tiny aperture without a lens... Learn More
    Published: 1st March 2006
    Hardback | £43.00
  9. Water and Light
    This evocative account of the months Stephen Harrigan spent diving on the coral reefs off Grand Turk Island in the Caribbean was originally published by Houghton Mifflin in 1992.... Learn More
    Published: 1st January 1999
    Paperback | £17.99
  10. Comanche Midnight

    Comanche Midnight

    By Stephen Harrigan

    University of Texas Press

    Writing timeless essays that capture vanished worlds and elusive perceptions, Stephen Harrigan is emerging as a national voice with an ever-expanding circle of enthusiastic readers. For those who have already experienced the pleasures... Learn More
    Published: 1st January 1995
    Paperback | £16.99
  11. A Natural State
    In this remarkable collection of essays, Stephen Harrigan explores, with an unfailing depth of feeling, the human longing to feel at home in the world of nature. In vivid and convincing prose, he evokes the landscape of his home... Learn More
    Published: 1st January 1994
    Paperback | £16.99