Texas Originals

Larry L. King

Journalist, playwright, and raconteur Larry L. King spent most of his life in Washington, DC, but the vivid language and distinctive characters of his home state of Texas never ceased to inspire him. Texas, he once said, "provided me with the stuff of a career," and his work endures as a vibrant chronicle of the state's politics, culture, and personalities.

Image: Larry L. King ©, 1976. Photograph by Bill Wittliff. Image courtesy of The Wittliff Collections, Alkek Library, Texas State University, San Marcos.

Audio: Houston Public Media