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Robert Flynn, professor emeritus, Trinity University and a native of Chillicothe, Texas, is the author of fifteen books. Nine novels: “North To Yesterday”; “In the House of the Lord”; “The Sounds of Rescue, The Signs of Hope”; “Wanderer Springs”, “The Last Klick”, “The Devils Tiger”, co-authored with the late Dan Klepper, “Tie-Fast Country”, “Echoes of Glory”, “Jade:Outlaw”, and “Jade:The Law.”. His dramatic adaptation of Faulkner’s “As I Lay Dying” was the United States entry at the Theater of Nations in Paris in l964 and won a Special Jury Award. He is also the author of a two-part documentary, “A Cowboy Legacy,” shown on ABC-TV, a nonfiction narrative, “A Personal War in Vietnam”, an oral history “When I Was Just Your Age”, three story collections, “Seasonal Rain”, “Living With The Hyenas”, “Slouching Toward Zion”, and a collection of essays, “Growing Up a Sullen Baptist”, a memoir “Burying the Farm,” and nonfiction, “Lawful Abuse: How the Century of the Child Became the Century of the Corporation.” He is co-editor of “Paul Baker and the Integration of Abilities. Flynn also contributes to The Door: “The World’s Pretty Much Only Magazine of Religious Satire.”” North to Yesterday received awards from the Texas Institute of Letters and the National Cowboy Hall of Fame, and was named one of the Best Books of the Year by the New York Times. Seasonal Rain, was co-winner of the Texas Literary Festival Award. Wanderer Springs and Echoes of Glory received Spur Awards from Western Writers of America. Living With the Hyenas received a Western Heritage Award from the National Cowboy Hall of Fame. Flynn’s work has been translated into German, Spanish, Dutch, Afrikaans, Malayalam, Arabic, Tamil, Hindi, Kanada, and Vietnamese. Flynn is a member of The Texas Institute of Letters, The Writers Guild of America, Marine Corps Combat Correspondents, PEN, and the Texas Literary Hall of Fame. In 1998, he received the “Distinguished Achievement Award” from the Texas Institute of Letters.

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