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Writing the West / Elise McHugh

elise_mchugh_photo_smallElise McHugh is senior acquisitions editor of humanities and arts at the University of New Mexico Press and acquires in several fields, including poetry, fiction, memoir, pop culture, cultural and literary criticism, and art, photography, and architecture. Elise is particularly interested in work that focuses on the American West and the U.S.-Mexico border. She has worked with UNM Press for six years. Elise is a native New Mexican.



Writing the West / Elise McHugh

Cormac McCarthy’s Work Touches Something Important

Cormac McCarthy’s Work Touches Something ImportantI admit it: I'm a relative newcomer to the work of Cormac McCarthy. I've known of his work for years and his books have been on my ever-growing "to read" list, but it was only recently that his books moved to the top of that list.

There's a reason for that: I received a proposal for a critical book of McCarthy's work. The proposal prompted me to take a close look at his work and the scholarly interest in it.
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Writing the West / Elise McHugh

Hats Off to Writing Groups Such As Women Writing the West

Hats Off to Writing Groups Such As Women Writing the West

Writers often look to writing organizations for support and networking opportunities. They are seeking a community, passionate about the same subjects, as a way to make writing seem not quite so solitary an exercise. So to start my new OldWestNewWest....

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Writing the West / Elise McHugh

‘Roundup!,’ Latest Collection of Western Fiction, Nonfiction and Poetry from the Western Writers of America, Now Available

‘Roundup!,’ Latest Collection of Western Fiction, Nonfiction and Poetry from the Western Writers of America, Now Available 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 Amazon.com.

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