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John Graves

Rob Tranchin / KERA

Writer John Graves has died in his home, Hard Scrabble, southwest of Dallas-Fort Worth near Glen Rose.

The Austin American Statesman writes: “Details were not immediately available, but W.K. “Kip” Stratton, president of the Texas Institute of Letters, sent an email to members on Wednesday morning, announcing Graves’ death.”

Twelve years ago, then-KERA staffer Rob Tranchin made this documentary about Graves:

Texas author John Graves, 92, has died at the home he called Hard Scrabble, southwest of Dallas-Fort Worth near Glen Rose. Graves was best known for sparking an interest in environmental literature with his book, "Goodbye to a River, " which chronicled his 1960 canoe trip down the Brazos River. Here's a Texas Monthly profile from 2010.