Since 1953, the Western Writers of America has celebrated the rich heritage of the American West through Spur awards and anthologies. With Roundup! , edited by WWA Past-President Paul Andrew Hutton, the WWA again offers the very best of contemporary Western writing by the top hands in the field. From Native Americans, famed frontiersmen, cowboys and outlaws, to contemporary tales of ranching, mining, and urban challenges, the WWA presents the full range of the American West as told in fiction and nfiction short stories, poetry, and even a vella by television icon and WWA Wister prizewinner for Lifetime Achievement, Andrew Fenady. Other Wister-award authors include such giants as Elmer Kelton, Robert M. Utley, Matthew Braun, and Richard Wheeler. They join Spur-award winners Johnny Boggs, John Nesbitt, Paul Hedren, Don Birchfield, Miles Swarthout, and Red Shuttleworth. These are t your Granddad's Western stories, but rather a fresh and enlightening look at the West and its people - past, present and future.
Paul Andrew Hutton is Distinguished Professor of History at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, and serves as Executive Director of the Western Writers of America.