• Baylor alum inducted into Texas Literary Hall of Fame

    Robert FlynnThe short list of inductees into the Texas Literary Hall of Fame includes such names as Larry McMurtry (Lonesome Dove), Katherine Anne Porter (Ship of Fools) and Horton Foote (To Kill a Mockingbird screenplay). The list also now includes Baylor alumnus Robert Flynn, BA ’54, MA ’57.

    The Texas Literary Hall of Fame inducted Flynn as part of the Class of 2012 during a ceremony last month. Founded by the Friends of the Fort Worth Library, the hall biennially votes to honor writers “whose body of work enhances Texas’ literary heritage, is original and first published in this country, and has already been recognized for its literary significance.”

    Flynn has written 13 books, including nine novels (most notably, the national bestseller North to Yesterday), three short-story collections and an oral history of the Vietnam War. He came to Baylor from Chillicothe, Texas, and taught drama at Baylor for several years after graduating before heading to Trinity University, where he is now an emeritus professor. He credits former Baylor professors Paul Baker and Eugene McKinney, BA ’48, MA ’50, for helping him become a writer.

    Sic ’em, Robert!

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