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NMSU Library to honor Max Evans with exhibition of works

The New Mexico State University Library will feature a Max Evans exhibition showcasing his extensive portfolio of short stories, novels, novellas and nonfiction beginning on Dec. 10. As an NMSU honorary doctorate recipient, the NMSU Library will feature an exhibition of Evans? work, which is housed in the Special Collections Department at Branson Library.


Many of Evans? works feature characters that embody a love affair with New Mexico and the West. His body of work spans decades, with his first novel ?The Rounders? published in 1960 and his nonfiction work ?For Love of a Horse? published in 2007.

Evans? works have made their way to the silver screen; ?The Rounders? and ?Hi Lo Country? were both adapted in feature length films.

Evans has contributed to the preservation and advancement of New Mexico?s agricultural and creative assets, not only through his work but through his contributions in creating the New Mexico Film Commission and the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces.

The Max Evans Exhibition will be on display on the first floor of Branson Library Dec. 10 to Feb. 1.