Local writer Granados inducted into Texas Institute of Letters


Fredericksburg-based writer and instructor Christine Granados was inducted into the Texas Institute of Letters on Saturday at the Embassy Suites in San Marcos.

Granados joins about 300 living and late writers in the institute, many of whom have shaped Texas literature, including Larry McMurtry, Stephen Harrigan, Liz Carpenter, Jan Reid, Joe Nick Patoski and former San Antonio Poet Laureate Carmen Tafolla.

Granados teaches writing at Texas Tech University-Fredericksburg, and is a contributor to Texas Monthly (where she will have an essay in the May issue), and other publications.

She is the author of “Brides and Sinners in El Chuco,” a collection of short stories, is a former magazine editor, and has penned hundreds of pieces for magazines, newspapers and literary journals.

She is married to Standard-Radio Post Publisher Ken Esten Cooke, and the couple has two sons.      

Texas Institute of Letters seeks to stimulate interest in Texas letters and recognize distinctive literary achievement. TIL fosters this by administering the Dobie Paisano Fellowship and a number of writing contests, as well as recognizes distinguished writers, such as John Graves, Horton Foote, Cormac McCarthy and Rolando Hinojosa-Smith. Induction to TIL is based on literary achievement.

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