Western Writers of America, founded 1953, promotes literature, both fiction and non-fiction, pertaining to the American West. Although its founders wrote traditional western fiction, the more than six hundred current members also include historians and other non-fiction writers as well as authors from other genres. WWA was founded by six authors, including D. B. Newton. Awards The WWA presents the Spur Awards annually for distinguished writing in several categories and an annual Owen Wister Award for lifelong contributions to the field of western literature. References
^ "Dwight Bennett Newton (1916–2013)". The Bulletin. Bend, Oregon. July 4, 2013. Retrieved September 2, 2017.
Official website "Organization records, 1908-1993". Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library. Texas Tech University.
WorldCat Identities VIAF: 137842419 LCCN: n80013130 ISNI: 0000 0001 1011 8940 GND: 1082915-5 NLA: 35602020
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