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John Graves

Texas literary legend John Graves, author of "Goodbye to a River," has died at his home, Hardscrabble, near Glen Rose, at the age of 92.

Details were not immediately available, but W.K. "Kip" Stratton, president of the Texas Institute of Letters, sent an email to members on Tuesday morning, announcing Graves' death.

Graves' 1960 book, "Goodbye to a River, " detailed a canoe journey down the Brazos River and became one a landmark of environmental writing in Texas. Graves was a past president of the Texas Institute of Letters and a winner of the Lon Tinkle Award.

Published in Austin American-Statesman on Aug. 1, 2013
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