Sunday, July 18, 2010

'Roundup!,' Latest Collection of Western Fiction, Nonfiction and Poetry

Roundup!, the latest collection of Western fiction and nonfiction short stories and poetry presented by the Western Writers of America and written by some of today's top Western writers, is now available in bookstores and online at

Roundup! (ISBN: 978-0-9785634-7-9) is published by La Frontera Publishing ( and distributed through the University of New Mexico Press ("nofollow" target="_blank"

From Native Americans, famed frontiersmen, cowboys and outlaws, to contemporary tales of ranching, lost treasure, and urban challenges, the WWA presents the full range of the American West in this anthology.

"These are not your granddad's Western stories, but rather a fresh and enlightening look at the West and its people--past, present and future," said Roundup! editor Paul Andrew Hutton.

Hutton is the Distinguished Professor of American History at the University of New Mexico and also serves as the Executive Director of the Western Writers of America.

Enjoy the works of WWA Wister-award-winning authors such as Elmer Kelton (in his final WWA publication), Robert M. Utley, Matthew Braun (over 40 million books in print), and Richard Wheeler. They join many WWA Spur-award-winning authors along with several fresh, young writers in this exciting anthology.

The collection includes a bonus feature: A special Western novella--a rip-roarin' tale of the Old West written by television icon (he wrote and produced the John Wayne film Chisum) and WWA Wister Prize-winner for Lifetime Achievement, Andrew J. Fenady.