Plus, rap from San Antonio, essays from Houston, and landscape photography from across the state.
The award-winning writer and UT professor talks about her new novel, 'Bowlaway,' and how teaching and Texas have affected her work.
‘The Upshaws of County Line,’ a new book and exhibit currently at the Museum of the Big Bend, chronicles a safe haven established by African American Texans.
On the latest National Podcast of Texas, we talk to the author about his new book, ‘Austin to ATX,’ which attempts to demystify Austin’s dramatic transition from small town to global city.
Best-selling author and Rice University professor Justin Cronin, who wrote 'The Passage' trilogy, on taking his work from the page to the screen.
In her second novel, Gentry mines women’s commonplace experiences with abusive men to create a page-turning thriller.
From a sophisticated thriller to a vulnerable memoir to imaginative short stories, Texas authors recommend their favorite books from 2018.
The adaptation of the 2012 bestseller looks like quirky fun.
On our latest podcast, a conversation with author Michael Lewis about the consequences of what he believes is a federal government awash in corruption, special interests, and glaring conflicts.
Felicia Graham’s new book 'Rollergirls' tells the story of Austin’s thriving flat-track roller derby scene through photos.
Told through vignettes, 'Retablos,' a memoir by playwright Octavio Solis, depicts the myths and realities of a childhood along the border.
A new biography charts the rise and fall of the author of 'The Gay Place,' a book many regard as the Great Texas Novel.
In his forthcoming memoir, the former San Antonio mayor and Obama cabinet member recalls leaving Texas for college at Stanford.
In this excerpt from ’What We Keep,’ three Texans share the stories behind their most cherished possessions.
In her groundbreaking new book, Monica Muñoz Martinez uncovers the legacy of a brutal past.
In her new book, Bethany McLean explores the unstable financial future of fracking.
Nearly thirty years after he died in relative obscurity, songwriter Blaze Foley is on the verge of newfound fame thanks to an Ethan Hawke–directed biopic. In a series of dispatches from her time on set, Sybil Rosen, widely known as Foley's muse, ponders the widening divide between the man and
When the Great Depression put Plennie Wingo’s bustling Abilene cafe out of business, he tried to find fame, fortune, and a sense of meaning the only way he knew how: by embarking on an audacious trip around the world on foot. In reverse.
In his latest book, the author doesn't pull punches with either political party.
On our latest podcast, Andy Langer speaks with one of our own about 'Ticker: The Quest to Create an Artificial Heart.'
On a doubleheader podcast, Andy Langer speaks with a pair of guests who refuse to settle for the status quo.
Randy Kennedy on the Texas locales that helped shape his debut novel.
Ben Reiter’s new book offers a comprehensive account of how the Astros became the next American baseball dynasty.
In this exclusive excerpt from 'Ticker: The Quest to Create an Artificial Heart,' world-renowned Houston surgeon Bud Frazier races to help an ailing patient by implanting a revolutionary device that may one day save millions of lives.
On our latest podcast, Andy Langer speaks with author Bill Kilday about the evolution of mapping technology.
The Central Library is one of five finalists out of 35 libraries nominated from around the world.
A new book asks if Texans, long accustomed to harrowing dry spells, are ready for the harrowing dry spells in our future.
Plus, host Andy Langer checks in with the Longhorns’ Omaha-bound first baseman, who made national news of his own back in April.
In the first chapter of his memoir, 'The Grand Duke From Boys Ranch,' Bill Sarpalius describes the first few days after he arrived at Cal Farley's Boys Ranch.
By telling his own story, the widely admired Dallas Morning News reporter reveals how Mexican Americans have changed the United States—and how the United States has changed Mexican Americans.
Fifty years after it was first published, Bill C. Malone’s 'Country Music USA' remains the most comprehensive look at the genre.
Texans are no strangers to long drives. Whether cruising from Mission to South Padre Island to spot great kiskadees, from Turkey to Lubbock while blasting Waylon Jennings, or catching the remote vistas from Marfa to Chinati Hot Springs, Texans often get to
On our latest podcast, Andy Langer talks problem-solving, happiness, and Texas’s unique role in the tech world with the uber-influential investor, podcaster, and motivator Tim Ferriss.
"I’m serving my community by telling our stories. That’s the role of every writer: to serve their community, whatever it is. If you don’t write it down, it’s like it never happened. We’re not in history as women if we don’t write it down."
Brantley Hargrove Chronicles the Life of Extraordinary Storm Chaser in ‘The Man Who Caught the Storm’
The book tells the triumphant and tragic story of Tim Samaras.
On our latest podcast, Andy Langer talks collusion with conspiracy expert Ryan Holiday. Plus, a conversation with Alejandro Rose-Garcia on the arrival of Shakey Graves 2.0.
The film debuts at the Dallas International Film Festival this weekend.
The new book tells the story of how a team and a city came together in victory after Hurricane Harvey.
The Pulitzer winner on his new book about Texas’s history, culture, and politics.
To make the illustrations for Lawrence Wright’s new book, California-based David Danz had to get to know the Lone Star state.
How Hollywood came to 1950s Texas with a message of change and emerged with an enigmatic legend.
On our latest ‘National Podcast of Texas,’ the writer talks about the ‘Hap and Leonard’ series, East Texas, and his greatest fear. Plus, Jessica Dupuy on Texas wines.
We talked to William Middleton about his double biography of Dominique and John de Menil, which has been over a decade in the making.
In his latest book, the Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist charts his waning romance with Texas.
The founder of Cristo Rey Jesuit College Prep in Houston's last gift to his students—and to all of us—was his wisdom.
The author of the just-out ’The Which Way Tree’ discusses her favorite Texas novel.
It’s been almost thirty years since Larry McMurtry asked the barbed question, “Why are there still cows to be milked and chickens to be fed in every other Texas book that comes along?” Texas literature has since embraced other, more cosmopolitan concerns, and yet the western is still popular,
New books from Roger D. Hodge and Bryan Mealer draw an unsparing portrait of rural Texas.
The Austin thriller writer Meg Gardiner explains her connections to the Golden State Killer and the Oklahoma City bombing.
In her new book, ’Cowgirl Power: How to Kick Ass in Business and Life,’ businesswoman Gay Gaddis advises women on bringing a cowgirl attitude to business.