In this trio of novels, the past and present—or, in one case, the near-future—intertwine in a revealing manner.
In this original short story, a San Antonio divorcé receives a series of missives from his elderly mother that hint at a past he never knew about.
Shawn Warner was at an empty book signing for ‘Leigh Howard and the Ghosts of Simmons-Pierce Manor’ when a Fort Worth TikToker took notice. The rest is history.
Texas Monthly reporter Dan Solomon just published his first work of young adult fiction, ‘The Fight for Midnight.’ These are the books that inspired him.
In this original short story, when two down-on-their luck Houston men try to steal copper pipes from a home, nothing goes quite as planned.
Making sense of the politics behind the unprecedented attacks on Texas school library volumes that deal with issues of race and gender.
A short story.
Luci Zahray is an expert on poison and is a consultant to mystery writers around the world.
A conversation with the author of the moving and assured ‘God Spare the Girls.’
The Fort Worth author’s new book follows a gay teen’s bid for prom queen in a fictional West Texas town.
On this week’s National Podcast of Texas, a conversation with the Plano-raised writer whose debut story collection, ‘Black Light,’ has garnered rave reviews.
The Lubbock-born author reflects on her debut short story collection, ‘Black Light.’
Author Adam Sternbergh tells us how a Canadian-raised Brooklynite wrote a book set in West Texas.
In this exclusive excerpt from Barefoot Dogs, a fiction debut by Antonio Ruiz-Camacho, a woman fleeing terror in Mexico City finds escape in an Austin laundromat.
Philipp Meyer is impressing the literary world with his second novel, The Son, a multigenerational epic about an oil and ranching dynasty in Texas that is being called the most ambitious Texas novel in years. But how did this East Coast-reared man manage to capture the spirit of the state?
“By the time I’d been with the band a year, I was treated the same as any other Comanche.” An excerpt from Philipp Meyer’s epic new novel, “The Son.”
The acclaimed author is publishing his first novel, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. And some of his neighbors may not be happy.
Bizarre similes pour forth from debut novelist Jonathan Woods’s fingers like wine from a bottomless bottle that is also missing its cork.
A new short story.
Before the End, After the Beginning, the author's first collection since his stroke, draws on his personal crisis for inspiration.
Joe R. Lansdale has made a career out of a hard-boiled vision of East Texas.
On his new novel, Kings of Colorado, and more.
Read an excerpt from the new novel.
An ambitious, sometimes bewildering, debut novel about Czech Texas.
Rick Riordan greeks out with a Percy Jackson spin-off.
Forty years after its publication, Horseman, Pass By is still one of Larry McMurtry's finest novelsand as groundbreaking as J. D. Salinger's masterpiece.
James Carlos Blake’s latest novel explores the sins of the grandfather.
Is it time to revisit Larry McMurtry’s Berrybender Narratives?
In an excerpt from Sarah Bird's new novel The Gap Year, a single mom prepares to send her only daughter off to college. Guess which one is a wreck.
In this exclusive excerpt from Remember Ben Clayton, a new novel by Stephen Harrigan, a sculptor meets a lonely rancher who has lost his son and needs something to remember him by.
Chapter 1We were parked at the curb in Leonard’s car, sitting near a busted-out streetlight. We were looking at a house about a block up. It was a dark house on a dark street next to another dark house, and beyond that was an abandoned baseball field grown up with
Read an excerpt from a new novel by Taylor Stevens.
Read an excerpt from a new novel by Mat Johnson.
A new novel by Ann Weisgarber.
On her new novel, The Personal History of Rachel Dupree, and more.
An exclusive excerpt from writer-at-large Oscar Casares's forthcoming first novel, Amigoland
The final chapter of “Twin Wells,” by Elmer Kelton.
Chapter Eleven of “Twin Wells,” by Stephen Graham Jones.
Chapter Ten of “Twin Wells,” by Diana López.
Chapter Nine of “Twin Wells.”
Chapter Eight of “Twin Wells,” by Jill Patterson.
The MaterialA cowboy hat is a beloved possession: It fans fires, it blocks the rain, it gives shade—and it lends authenticity at any honky-tonk or greased-pig contest. But it’s also an extension of one’s personality, so commissioning one takes serious thought (and serious dough: from $300 to $1,500). The first
Chapter Seven of “Twin Wells.”
Chapter Six of "Twin Wells."
Chapter Five of “Twin Wells.”
Chapter Four: Katherine’s Neck.
Chapter Three of “Twin Wells,” by David Searcy.
Chapter Two: The Mustang Room, by Dominic Smith.
Chapter One: “A Stranger Comes to Town”
How my lifelong dream of writing a novel turned into a nightmare.