Notable and Famous Alumni - Writing and Journalism


    Writing and Journalism

    Author and artist; known worldwide as "The Pepper Lady," wrote and illustrated American Wildflower Florilium, Peppers: The Domesticated Capsicums, The Pepper Trail: History and Recipes From Around the World and The Peppers Cookbook: 200 Recipes From The Pepper Lady's Kitchen

    Award-winning poet and former Texas Poet Laureate

    Longtime reporter for the Associated Press, author of several books about Cullen Davis and Clayton Williams

    Anchor for Dallas-Fort Worth news station WFAA, serving in one of the Top Five media markets in the nation

    Edgar Award-nominated mystery writer with 14 books in print

    Author; wrote Lonesome Dove, which won a Pulitzer Prize, and numerous other bestsellers including The Last Picture Show and Terms of Endearment; co-wrote the screen adaptation of Brokeback Mountain for which he shared the Golden Globe for Best Screenplay and an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay.

    Leila Meacham

    Author of the best-selling novels Roses and Tumbleweeds

    Bill Moyers

    Television journalist; former chief correspondent for CBS Reports and senior news analyst for CBS News; former press secretary for President Lyndon Baines Johnson

    Former Texas Poet Laureate and author of The Texas Review Poetry Prize-winning collection of poems, The Border

    Best-selling author of the Vampire Chronicles books

    Lexie Dean Robertson (1893-1954)

    Former Texas Poet Laureate who was a charter member of the Texas Institute of Letters and whose poems appeared in Good Houskeeping, Ladies' Home Journal and other publications

    Former Texas Poet Laureate, National Endowment for the Arts fellow and author of 20 books of short stories and poems whose works have been published in anthologies, newspapers and magazines and read on National Public Radio

    Journalist, author, Pulitzer Prize winner