GRAVES, John. American, b. 1920. Genres: Novellas/Short stories, Environmental sciences/Ecology, Local history/Rural topics, Natural history, Autobiography/Memoirs. Career: Freelance writer, 1951-. Instructor in English, University of Texas, Austin, 1948-50; Adjunct Professor of English, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, 1957-65; Consultant and writer, U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Washington, DC, 1965-68. Guggenheim Fellow, 1963. Publications: Home Place, 1958; Goodbye to a River: A Narrative, 1960; (co-author) The Water Hustlers, 1971; Hard Scrabble: Observations on a Patch of Land, 1974; The Last Running, 1974, 1990; Texas Heartland: A Hill Country Year, 1975; From a Limestone Ledge: Some Essays and Other Ruminations about Country Life in Texas, 1980; Blue and Some Other Dogs, 1981; Of Birds and Texas, 1986; Self-Portrait, with Birds, 1991; A John Graves Reader, 1996; John Graves and the Making of Goodbye to a River: Selected Letters, 1957-1960, 2000; Texas Rivers, 2002; Myself & Strangers (memoir), 2004.