BTR's Hope42Day interviews Ambassadors of Hope from across the globe. This show continues exploring the impact of on-line media. Please join host Lynn Kindler in her interview with celebrated Texas author Stephen Harrigan.
Stephen Harrigan is the author of eight books of fiction and non-fiction, some include The Gates of the Alamo, a New York Times bestseller and recipient of a number of awards, including a Spur Award for the best Novel of the West; and Challenger Park, which The New York Times Book Review called “a fine, absorbing achievement, probably the best science-factual novel about the space-faring worlds of Houston and Cape Canaveral” In May 2011 Knopf published his latest novel, Remember Ben Clayton, which was praised by Booklist and by The Wall Street Journal. Remember Ben Clayton also won the Spur Award and the Jesse H. Jones Award.
Harrigan is a longtime contributor to Texas Monthly. His articles and essays have appeared in a wide range of other publications as well, including Outside, Conde Nast Traveler, Audubon, Slate and National Geographic. Two collections of his essays-A Natural State and Comanche Midnigh and a third volume is forthcoming.Stephen is also an award-winning screenwriter who has written many movies for television.He lives in Austin, Texas, where is a Faculty Fellow at the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas, and a founding member of the Texas Book Festival and of Capital Area Statues, Inc.