New Mexico People Places And Ideas
Fri September 26, 2014
An Interview with Max Evans
Fri. 10/3 8a: Join host Stephen Spitz for what promises to be a very entertaining half-hour with one of New Mexico's premier writers.
New Mexico author Max Evans is best known for The Rounders, which along with a later book, Hi Lo Country, were turned into popular Hollywood movies. Evans is also the recipient of numerous writing awards, including the 1990 Levi Strauss Saddleman Award for lifetime achievement in Western literature.
However, Max Evans is much more than "just" an author having worked as a cowboy, rancher, artist, miner, and mine operator. Most of all Max is a character and a wonderful story teller. His latest book and he swears his last work of fiction, War and Music: A Medley of Love, stems from WWII when he was one of the "doughboys" who stormed the beach at Normandy, France, and, unlike his closest friends, lived to tell about it.
Originally broadcast in 2010.