Matt Braun

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Matt Braun (born 1932 in Oklahoma) is an author specializing in fictional stories of the American West.[1] He has written fifty-six books, most of which are in the Western genre and has over 40 million copies in print.[2]

Braun is the winner of the Owen Wister Award for lifetime achievement, the Western Writers of America Golden Spur Award,[3] and the Festival of the West Cowboy Spirit Award. He has also been awarded the honorary title of Oklahoma Territorial Marshal by the Governor of Oklahoma.

His 1973 Black Fox, was made into a CBS miniseries.[4]



Born in Oklahoma, Braun was raised in a rancher family among the Cherokee and Osage tribes.[2] The state has been the setting of several novels, including Outlaw Kingdom, The Kincaids, and One Last Town.[5]

Western Novels

Non-Fiction Books


  1. ^ Jim Schlosser, "Writer Mines Veins of Western Lore", News & Record, Greensboro, North Carolina, July 9, 1994, D1
  2. ^ a b Matt Braun Homepage '40,000,000 copies in print worldwide'
  3. ^ PR Newswire, 2006 Spur Awards Honor Best Westerns, March 18, 2006
  4. ^ Black Fox at the Internet Movie Database
  5. ^ Deventer, M.J., Interview Published in 2001 Edition Permission Hill (accessed May 27, 2010).

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