“Dobie fellowship fosters Texas writers”

By Steve Bennett

“’It is truly extraordinary what it offers Texas writers,’ Cuba said during a recent hike around the ranch on a crisp day with a gas-flame blue sky. ‘The stipend is great, of course, but it’s the six months here — six months! — that you get to work on your own work. We want to produce great writing in Texas, and the Dobie helps us do that. I feel a real responsibility here, a commitment, to get to work.'”