Stephen Harrigan, author of the acclaimed bestseller The Gates of the Alamo, will speak and sign his latest novel, Remember Ben Clayton.
Set in West Texas, Remember Ben Clayton tells the story of Francis “Gil” Gilheaney, a sculptor driven into artistic exile after World War I. When he and Maureen, his assistant and adult daughter, are commissioned by an aging, heartbroken rancher to create a statue of the rancher's son who was killed in the war, they come to realize that their new client is a far more complicated man than he appeared to be on first acquaintance, and that Lamar is guarding a secret that haunts his relationship with his son even in death.
Stephen Harrigan is the author of seven previous books of fiction and nonfiction, including the novels Challenger Park and the New York Times best seller The Gates of the Alamo. A longtime writer for Texas Monthly and other magazines, he is also an award-winning screenwriter who has written many movies for television. He lives in Austin, where he is a faculty fellow at the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas and a founding member of Capital Area Statues, Inc.