Brandon D. Shuler is a seventh generation Texan. He is a Literature, Social Justice, and the Environment Ph.D student at Texas Tech University where he studies Southwestern literatures with an emphasis on Texas literature.
Mr. Shuler is a frequent contributor to Outdoor Life, Saltwater Sportsman, and other outdoors-themed magazines. Mr. Shuler has won numerous excellence-in-craft awards from the Texas Outdoor Writers Association for his environmental and outdoors reporting. His fiction and poetry appears in Dark Sky Magazine, Red River Review, Wilderness House Literary Review, Nap Literary Magazine, and other fine literary journals. Mr. Shuler has won a prestigious Gold Circle Award from Columbia University’s School of Journalism for humor in a magazine for his piece, “My Life with Ashley: How Jonathan Swift Saved My Marriage.”
Mr. Shuler’s book projects include Glory of the Silver King: The Golden Age of Tarpon Fishing (Texas A&M University Press, 2o11); NewBorder: Contemporary Voices from the Texas/Mexico Border (Texas A&M University Press, forthcoming); Whispering Like a Mountain: The Selected Letters of Tom Lea and J. Frank Dobie (University of Texas Press, forthcoming); and Tom Lea: An American Life (Texas A&M University Press, forthcoming). He is also an advisory board member and partner liaison for the Texas Manuscript Cultures project.
Mr. Shuler is a Thinking Like a Mountain Writer in Residence alumnus, a Texas Tech University Bruce Family Foundation Fellow for American Literature, and a member of the National Book Critics Circle. He lives on the Llano Estacado with his wife Ashley; their two children, Parker and Imogen; and various cats, dogs, and fish. More about Brandon and his work may be found at www.brandonshuler.com.