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.
The coffee table book ‘Marfa Gardens’ proves that there’s more to desert flora than cactus and agave.
The Austin author traces the history of the movie that changed his life.
A new book celebrates a pair of well-established African American and Latino communities that are disappearing from Texas's fastest-growing city.
The filmmaker turned novelist revisits the city of his youth, in all its pain and glory.
Holly George-Warren's biography of the Port Arthur singer covers the drugs and excess, of course. But it also uncovers the hard-working professional hidden behind all the live-hard-die-fast trappings.
In his second science fiction novel, the Austin writer envisions a dystopia ruled by Space City lawyers.
The Edinburg author's latest poetry collection forges strength from a childhood filled with pain.
In 'Savage Appetites' the Marfa journalist tries to understand her—and other women's—obsession with violent criminal acts.
The Houston sisters turned Los Angeles neighbors talk about writing, Texas, and their father’s famous potato recipe.
'A Cosmology of Monsters' brings the haunted house novel to the Texas suburbs.
The author of "The Years That Matter Most" spent a lot of time at UT-Austin—where he saw reason for hope.
A new biography of ’The Tyler Rose’ demonstrates that the legendary running back’s insistence that he wasn’t a transformative racial figure was too modest by half.
On this week’s National Podcast of Texas, author Lara Prescott on ’The Secrets We Kept,’ a novel about a real-life CIA plot to publish ’Doctor Zhivago.’
When his Houston-based company was on the ropes, George Mitchell pushed his engineers to resuscitate a declining North Texas gas field. The solution they came up with transformed the world.
Two new books remind us that the Lone Star State once had a nationally powerful tradition of liberalism.
The reclusive Austin-based animator is reissuing his cult graphic novel.
The Dallas-based artist has collaborated with writer Shea Serrano on multiple ’New York Times’ best-sellers.
South Texas–born Comedian Cristela Alonzo tells the story of her life through songs.
Plus, a melancholy Norah Jones duet, Austin singer Christelle Bofale’s EP, and chef Aarón Sanchéz’s new memoir.
On this week’s National Podcast of Texas, a conversation with the writer/illustrator about sustaining a creative life, the state of self-help, and the perils of cancel culture.
Plus, a bakery perfect for late-night cravings and an interactive Austin literary experience.