Congratulations, Joe Nick Patoski

Willie Nelson:  An Epic Life
by Joe Nick Patoski

Friends of the TCU Library
TCU Texas Book Award
2009 Winner:  Joe Nick Patoski


Patoski pulls together a rich narrative that keenly comprehends Nelson’s artistic and geographical perambulations. The author is especially fine in the early going, colorfully recalling Willie’s many years on the beer-joint circuit and the cast of sketchy characters who trod those hardwood floors. Patoski’s profound understanding of Nelson’s life, character and milieu make this the Willie bio to get.

— Kirkus (starred review) (01/01/2008)

Mr. Patoski and his family make their home in Wimberley, TX.

About the Award

The Friends of the TCU Library and TCU Press co-sponsor the TCU Texas Book Award, a prize of $5,000 given to the author of the best book about Texas. Fiction, nonfiction, art and photography books, and others will be considered; juvenile and young-adult works are excluded, as are dramatic works.

The award: The presentation of $5,000 and a certificate will be made at a banquet in Fort Worth on Thursday, March 18, 2009.  Joe Nick  Patoski  will speak.

For more information:
Barbara Standlee
TCU Library, Box 298400
Fort Worth, TX 76129
Ph: 817.257.6109

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