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The Southwestern Writers Collection Book Series originates from the Wittliff Collections, and is dedicated to celebrating the regions writers and literary heritage. Primarily published by the University of Texas Press, the series editors are Connie Todd (1997–2006) and Steve Davis (2006–ongoing).

Most books are available for purchase through the Wittliff Collections Online Store. Please note: We are unable to fill orders on holidays and during the university’s spring and winter breaks.

Cover of Acting Up and Getting Down: Plays by African American Texans

Acting Up and Getting Down (2014)

By Sandra M. Mayo and Elvin Holt
 

Cover of Two Prospectors: The Letters of Sam Shepard and Johnny Dark

Two Prospectors (2013)

By Sam Shepard and Johnny Dark,
edited by Chad Hammett

 

Together, Alone by Susan Wittig Albert

Together, Alone:
A Memoir of Marriage and Place
(2009)

By Susan Wittig Albert
 

Sanctified and Chicken Fried by Joe Landsdale

Sanctified and Chicken Fried:
The Portable Lansdale
(2009)

By Joe R. Lansdale
Foreword by Bill Crider

 

Notes on Blood Meridian:
Revised and Expanded Edition
(hardcover)
(2008)

Paperback version

By John Sepich
Introduction by Edwin T. Arnold 

Land of the Permanent Wave: An Edwin "Bud" Shrake Reader  Edited and with an introduction by Steven L. Davis  Foreword by Larry L. King

Land of the Permanent Wave:
An Edwin “Bud” Shrake Reader
(2008)

Edited and with an introduction by
Steven L. Davis
Foreword by Larry L. King

 

Lone Star Sleuths An Anthology of Texas Crime Fiction  Edited and with an introduction by Bill Cunningham, Steven L. Davis, and Rollo K. Newsom

Lone Star Sleuths:
An Anthology of Texas Crime Fiction

(2007)

Edited and with an introduction
by Bill Cunningham, Steven L. Davis,
and Rollo K. Newsom

What Wildness Is This Women Write about the Southwest     Edited by Susan Wittig Albert, Susan Hanson, Jan Epton Seale, and Paula Stallings Yost Introduction by Kathleen Dean Moore

What Wildness Is This:
Women Write about the Southwest (2007)

Edited by Susan Wittig Albert,
Susan Hanson, Jan Epton Seale,
and Paula Stallings Yost

Introduction by Kathleen Dean Moore

 

Hecho en Tejas: An Anthology of Texas Mexican Literature  Edited by Dagoberto Gilb

Hecho en Tejas: An Anthology of
Texas Mexican Literature
(2006)

Edited by Dagoberto Gilb
Published by
the University of New Mexico Press

 

Sneaking Out   By Prudence Mackintosh

Sneaking Out (2002)
(Book 3 in 3 book series)

By Prudence Mackintosh

Retreads cover by Prudence Mackintosh

Retreads (2002)
(Book 2 in 3 book series)

By Prudence Mackintosh

Thundering Sneakers   By Prudence Mackintosh

Thundering Sneakers (2002)
(Book 1 in 3 book series)

By Prudence Mackintosh

The Brave Bulls  By Tom Lea New foreword by John Graves

The Brave Bulls (2002)

By Tom Lea
New foreword by John Graves

Storm Season   By William Hauptman

Storm Season (2001) 

By William Hauptman


 

Turn Out the Lights Chronicles of Texas during the 80s and 90s     By Gary Cartwright Foreword by Robert Draper

Turn Out the Lights:
Chronicles of Texas during
the 80s and 90s
(2000)

By Gary Cartwright
Foreword by Robert Draper

 

Water and Light: A Diver’s Journey to a Coral Reef     By Stephen Harrigan

Water and Light:
A Diver’s Journey to a Coral Reef
(1999)

By Stephen Harrigan

Ace Reid and the Cowpokes Cartoons cover

Ace Reid and the Cowpokes
Cartoons
(1999)

By Ace Reid
Foreword by Pat Oliphant
Introduction by Elmer Kelton
 
Blessed McGill cover by Edwin Shrake
 
 
By Edwin “Bud” Shrake
Introduction by Bill Wittliff
Illustrated by Charles Shaw
True Facts, Tall Tales, and Pure Fiction  By Larry L. King Foreword by Jim Lehrer
 
 
By Larry L. King
Foreword by Jim Lehrer 

 

A John Graves Reader  By John Graves (1996)

A John Graves Reader (1996)

By John Graves

Brothers in Arms: A Journey from War to Peace  By William Broyles, Jr.  

Brothers in Arms: A Journey
from War to Peace
(1996)

By William Broyles, Jr.

Just As We Were Cover by Prudence Mackintosh 

 
By Prudence Mackintosh
Also by Prudence Mackintosh in the
SWWC Series: Retreads, Sneaking Out,
Thundering Sneakers