Stanley Crawford

Stanley Crawford

Flood, Drought and Difficult People Under Customary Spanish Water Law in Northern New Mexico.

Since 1969 Stanley Crawford has lived with his wife RoseMary in the Embudo Valley of Northern New Mexico, where he writes and farms. He has served as a comisionado or commissioner on a local acequia or community irrigation ditch. His experiences as mayordomo or ditch boss served as the basis of his first nonfiction book, Mayordomo: Chronicle of an Acequia in Northern New Mexico, which won the 1988 Western States Book Award. He is the author of two additional works of nonfiction, and five satirical novels, which have earned him two NEA writing fellowships and a three-year Writing Award from the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Foundation.

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