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.
On this episode, we dive into Beto O'Rourke's moonshot campaign, catch up with Laredo's nightcrawler, and talk to Gay Gaddis about her new book, 'Cowgirl Power: How to Kick ass in Business and Life.
The Best Thing in Texas: Shea Serrano Fans Are Sending a Whole Bunch of Copies of His Basketball Book to Soldiers Deployed Overseas
The generous spirit of the Houston-based writer—and his online army of fans—continues to impress.
The ten-part miniseries dramatizes the road to 9/11 with Jeff Daniels, Peter Sarsgaard, and Alec Baldwin.
A new partnership with Penguin Random House turns classic Texas Monthly stories into audio versions.
From investigative nonfiction to funny memoirs to moving novels, here are the books Texas authors loved this year.
The celebrated Plano novelist on how the Columbine massacre and growing up in ”The Suicide Capital of America” influenced his new book, 'Oliver Loving.'
Coming to a coffee table near you: Tex-Mex restaurant picks some of its wittiest, funniest signs for new tome.
This exclusive excerpt from Diana Finlay Hendricks's new biography, 'Delbert McClinton: One of the Fortunate Few,' revisits the birth of progressive country and Austin's blues scene.
The co-creator of the popular ”Welcome to Night Vale” podcast talks about existential weirdness, eerie similarities to Sean Spicer, and the KEOM radio tower.
How an out-of-print Texas anthology revealed what is maybe the wisest Black Friday tip I've ever heard.
In his new book, What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism, the former CBS Evening News anchor decries our descent into tribalism.
Lisa Fain chats with us about her new book, 'Queso!' and shares two recipes.
Austin's bibliophiles get a slicked up new playpen.
We sat down with our former staffer to talk about his new book, 'American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West'.
Meet one of the most dangerous lawmen in town in an exclusive excerpt from James P. McCollom’s 'The Last Sheriff in Texas: A True Tale of Violence and the Vote.'
In his new book, Robert D. Hodge explores the Texas borderlands through the seven generations of his ranching family.
Texas writer Attica Locke rolls out the first of a series of books set along Highway 59.
Our executive editor's book, 'The Midnight Assassin,' won the nonfiction book of the year from the Writers' League of Texas.
As the Dallas chain celebrates its sapphire anniversary, a personal look at what the secondhand book store means to people.
If you’re trying to knock off some last minute summer beach time before the special session begins, you might want some fairly light fare of Texas politics and history.
Summer reading—Texas style.
One question with Nicky Drayden, whose debut novel, 'The Prey of Gods,' is out this month.
The best books by and for Texans coming out in June 2017.
In her new book, 'The Warbird,' Tara Copp weaves together tales from Iraq and World War II.
A chat with Jim Magnuson, the founding director of the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin.
Cornyation, lampooning San Antonio's social elites since 1951.
Stephen Tobolowsky has appeared in hundreds of films, including one of the greatest movies ever made. But these days, he’s thinking—and writing—a lot about God.
Over the past 23 years, the founding director of the Michener Center for Writers has helped launch countless literary careers. Here are a few of the program’s most notable graduates.
A typical morning for William McRaven.
In this exclusive excerpt from Stephen Harrigan’s forthcoming history of Texas, the first Spanish conquistadors arrive on our shores, starving, haggard, and in no mood for conquest.
George Saunders explains how writing about Trump voters and writing a novel required the same skill: understanding people you don’t agree with.
Decades later, Abraham Zapruder’s infamous film still holds a strange power over us.
Wes Ferguson has paddled and walked all 87 miles of one of the Hill Country’s most prized waterways. In this exclusive excerpt from The Blanco River, he uncovers a few of its natural secrets.
An excerpt from Proof: Photographs From Four Generations of a Texas Family captures a slice of Texas life.
What to watch, listen to, and read this month to achieve maximum Texas literacy.
A former first lady on her lifelong love of all things bookish.
What to watch, listen to, and read this month to achieve maximum Texas cultural literacy.
The Dallas author on Steve Martin, Kristen Stewart, Vin Diesel, and the “good weird experience” of watching Ang Lee turn his award-winning novel into a major motion picture.
Over 11,000 titles are banned from Texas prisons, often based on passages taken out of context.
What to read, listen to, watch, and look at this month to achieve maximum Texas cultural literacy.
Paulette Jiles wasn't born in Texas, but she started writing novels set here as fast as she could.
The popular outdoor ”take-a-book, leave-a-book” displays face new restrictions in Big D.
He was just a regular kid in South Texas, until a brush with the law propelled Gabriel Cardona into petty crime—and the service of a drug lord rising to power across the Rio Grande. In this exclusive excerpt from Wolf Boys: Two American Teenagers and Mexico’s Most Dangerous Drug Cartel, Dan