Links to Other Western Novel Sites and Further Reading

The Western Writers of America is an organization devoted to promoting the Western genre.  Their site has great information on their annual award, the Spur Award, as well as author links, notes about new books, author’s blogs and convention news.

http://www.westernwriters.org/

For more Western Authors, try WesternAuthors.com:

http://www.westernauthors.com/

A very nice site by the Texas Rangers:

http://www.texasranger.org/index.htm

The following are Listmania Lists created at Amazon.com:

http://www.amazon.com/Cowboys-30-books-Western-fiction/lm/30BQUOGJ0BR1R Excellent list for newer Westerns

http://www.amazon.com/Favorite-Western-Novels/lm/R3R5U5I30PYPOO

http://www.amazon.com/Western-novels-you-have-tried/lm/R291G60ZWY12O9

And other reading lists:

http://cowboybooks.com/readinglist.html

http://www.americancowboy.com/forum/western-writers

http://www.historicalnovels.info/Old-West-Novels.html

Want to try a Western out?  Here is a link to FREE Westerns (I haven’t read them, so I can’t  give you a review!):

http://www.talewins.com/Browzer/westernnovels.htm

Articles regarding Western Novels and Films

Owens, B. (2000). Cormac McCarthy’s Western Novels. Tucson: University of Arizona Press.

Jeffrey, Douglas A.. “Larry McMurtry and the American West.” Claremont Review of Books 7.2 (2007): 48-50.OmniFile Full Text Mega. Web. 30 Nov. 2010.

Minus, E. (2010). Westerns. The Sewanee Review V. 118 No. 1 (Winter 2010) P. 82-90118(1), 82-90.

Montalbetti, Christine. “From Western to Novel: On the Transposition (or Encounter?) between Genres.” Review of Contemporary Fiction 28.3 (2008): 104-111. Academic Search Premier. EBSCO. Web. 30 Nov. 2010.

St. Andre, K. (2010). Not ready for boot hill. Library Journal135(13), 33-35.

Worden, D. (2007). Masculinity for the million: Gender in dime novel westerns. Arizona Quarterly V. 63 No. 3 (Autumn 2007) P. 35-60, 63(3), 35-60.


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