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Elroy Bode is the author of nine books, including Texas Sketchbook (Texas Western Press, 1967), Sketchbook II (Texas Western Press, 1972), Alone: In the World: Looking (Texas Western Press, 1973), Home and Other Moments (Texas Western Press, 1975), To Be Alive (Texas Western Press, 1979), This Favored Place: The Texas Hill Country (Shearer Press, 1983), Commonplace Mysteries (Texas Western Press, 1991), Home Country: An Elroy Bode Reader (Texas Western Press, 1997) and In a Special Light (Trinity University Press, 2006). He has been a contributing editor for the Texas Observer and has twice received the Stanley Walker Award for Journalism from the Texas Institute of Letters. Bode taught English and creative writing in the public high schools of El Paso for nearly fifty years. Bode is known for his sharp observation of West Texas and its inhabitants, including himself. His exquisite writing speaks for itself.

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