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This year’s festival is all-virtual, but its lineup is still all-star, as demonstrated by this trio of recent books from Texas authors.
The Houston author, who blurs boundaries of genre, language, and culture, says she writes in part to imagine a better world.
The funny and brutal ‘Hollywood Mad Dogs’ was inspired by the Texas writer's experience working in Hollywood with the legendary—and very demanding—Steve McQueen.
Plus: a free fridge project in Austin, novels by Jennifer duBois, and Garden Marcus’s soothing TikToks.
Now, as the Romance Writers of America reckons with its history of racism, will she finally get her due?
On The National Podcast of Texas, the legendary Democratic strategist on whether Texas is swingable and what it’ll take for Joe Biden to win.
Plus, a podcast hosted by a UT alum and native North Texan, a restaurant with the best banh mi in Dallas, and a show about Austin’s roller derby scene.
Living hard and free, cedar choppers clashed with respectable townsfolk in the mid-20th century.
Music journalist Maria Sherman discusses why she wrote 'Larger Than Life,' her exhaustive guide to an enduring cultural phenomenon.
In their new book, ‘The Sober Lush,' Austin writers Amanda Eyre Ward and Jardine Libaire offer a booze-free road map to a rich, full lifestyle.
Texas science fiction authors Nicky Drayden and Christopher Brown contemplate the future of writing about the future.
Stuck at home? Run out of shows to binge-watch? We have a few suggestions.
The best-selling debut author remembers the Permian Basin home she fled as soon as she could.
‘Cult of Glory' upends decades of mythmaking.
Decades of reading about the apocalypse led to the creation of his own series of pandemic novels. Lately, he's been wishing real life didn’t track fiction so closely.
The Texas native's new memoir offers plenty to listen to.
The Austin author says he wrote his new pandemic thriller as a "cry of warning," but he never expected it to be released during an eerily similar crisis.
My up and down encounters with the brilliant, beloved, and very grouchy western novelist.
Deep Vellum Books’s help line is about literature—but also life advice, horoscopes, and tough conversations.
Plus, a debut album by Texas duo Broken Revival, the television show ’Kidding,’ and to-go margaritas.
Across the state, beloved local bookstores are staying nimble and hoping their customers follow that lead.
Katherine Anne Porter’s ‘Pale Horse, Pale Rider’ tells the tale of a pandemic she barely survived.
In an exclusive first look at his new book, journalist Joe Holley revisits the terrible morning when mayhem descended on a rural Texas church.
He was a notorious deal maker known for bringing priceless pieces of Texas history back to the state. He was also a suspected forger and arsonist. Thirty years ago, he was found dead in the Colorado River near Austin, and to this day a question remains: Could John Holmes Jenkins have masterminded his own death?
On the National Podcast of Texas, the coauthor of ‘A Black Women’s History of the United States’ lays out the ways black women transformed America.
On the National Podcast of Texas, the author of 'You’re Not Listening' argues that by tuning each other out, we’re only hurting ourselves.
Plus, Jerry Harris of ‘Cheer' is ready for his closeup, Jessica Simpson’s comeback, and Post Malone’s Super Bowl commercial.
No, it's not that the author is white.
On this week’s podcast, the author and LBJ School of Public Affairs professor lays out an admittedly controversial plan to redefine democracy.
Plus, a Dallas Museum of Art exhibit, ‘Just Mercy,’ and Bryan Washington’s latest short story.
The author and UT professor believes our country is falling apart—and he has a plan to fix it.
'Briarpatch,' a new show on USA Network, portrays a West Texas rarely seen on TV.
On this week’s podcast, the New York Times best-selling author on how Texans cook and diet differently.
The Butthole Surfers frontman’s book is a profane, hilarious, Texas-set romp.
On the National Podcast of Texas, the “Bad Boy of Comics” on his rise from comic shop manager to writing some of Marvel’s biggest titles.
Plus, the best contestant on Netflix’s reality show ’The Circle’ and Megan Thee Stallion and Normani's new collaboration.
Some of our favorite conversations from our second season, featuring Willie Nelson, Ted Cruz, and Brooklyn Decker.
The renowned author and Texas State professor’s latest work is about parenthood, but eschews the typical advice model.
On the National Podcast of Texas, the author of 'When Angels Sing' and the co-founder of the Nobelity Project on the spirit of Christmas, global philanthropy, and casting Willie Nelson as Santa Claus.
On the National Podcast of Texas, the El Paso native and celebrity chef on the tradition and future of Mexican food, immigration, and #metoo.
From family drama to historical fiction to young adult novels, Texas authors recommend something for everyone.
The best-selling author offers a lively—but drastically incomplete—account of nineteenth-century Texas history.
The El Paso native and celebrity chef is coming home in support of his new memoir, ‘Where I Come From.’
On this week’s National Podcast of Texas, the author of ‘Stillness Is the Key’ details a powerful antidote for our noisy times.
An excerpt from Texas expat Benjamin Markovits’s ’Christmas in Austin’ casts a sharp eye on his hometown.
In "Kid Food," writer Bettina Elias Siegel discusses the challenges of ensuring that today’s children are eating nutritious diets.
Add these crucial Texas authors to your reading list.
Geekdom's Lorenzo Gomez grapples with his hellish time in middle school.
In her third book, ’The Weil Conjectures,’ the Austin author revisits the equations of her youth.