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By the early 1990s, the traditional male, shoot-'em-up western was riding into the sunset, heavily wounded. -- John Mart, Booklist, 1999

Westerns are evolving, but the appeal remains the same: freedom in a world of unspoiled nature. The hero is self-reliant, and the conflicts of right and wrong are resolved.


Spur Awards by the Western Writers of America.

Wrangler Awards </b> by the National Cowboy Hall of Fame

Classic Authors

Some Award Winning Books

1954 Law Man, by Lee Leighton

1960 The Buffalo Soldiers, by John Prebble

1969 Down the Long Hills, by Louis L'Amour

1975 Centennial, by James Michener

1976 The Shootist, by Glendon Swarthout

1986 Lonesome Dove, by Larry McMurtry

1988 Skinwalkers, by Tony Hillerman

1993 All the Pretty Horses, by Cormac McCarthy

Short List of Popular Authors by Type<

Mountain Men:

Wagons & Settlement: