Grover Lewis

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Grover Lewis
Born November 8, 1934
San Antonio
Died April 16, 1995
Los Angeles
Occupation Journalist, writer, editor
Nationality United States
Genre Non-fiction, poetry
Literary movement New Journalism

Grover Lewis (November 8, 1934–April 16, 1995) was an American journalist now regarded as one of the forerunners of new journalism.[1][2] His lengthy examinations of film, music and more in the 1970s included profiles of Paul Newman, The Allman Brothers Band, and an influential piece written about The Last Picture Show. He also did freelance work for The Village Voice, Texas Monthly, and was an editor and contributor to Rolling Stone.

Lewis published two books during his lifetime: I'll Be There in the Morning If I Live, a book of poetry, and Academy All the Way, a collection of essays he wrote for Rolling Stone. In 2005, the University of Texas Press released a compendium of his entire career entitled Splendor in the Short Grass, edited by and with an introduction by Jan Reid and W.K. Stratton, and with a foreword by Dave Hickey and a remembrance by Robert Draper.


  • I'll Be There in the Morning If I Live (poetry)
  • Academy All The Way (collection)
  • Splendor in the Short Grass (collection)


  1. ^ Hickey, Dave (22 June 1995). "Grover Lewis: An Appreciation". The Los Angeles Times. 
  2. ^ "Grover Lewis: The Wittliff Collections". The Wittliff Collections, Texas State University. 

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