Walter Prescott Webb’s previously unpublished memoir recounts the experiences that shaped his best-known—and most controversial—works.
Looking for a great read over the holidays? From fiction to memoir, cooking to comics, Texas Monthly writers recommend a few favorites.
He helped make the city the literary powerhouse it is today.
With chatter about Texas leaving the union on the rise, two new books remind us what it was like the last time we tried to go it alone.
Authors Jessica Luther and Kavitha A. Davidson say it's time for sports fans to grapple with the industry's systemic injustices.
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.
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.
After the Civil War, a group of politicians fought—and failed—to empower everyday Texans. But we can see their influence in the New Deal, the Great Society, Donald Trump, and Bernie Sanders.
No, it's not that the author is white.
Two new books remind us that the Lone Star State once had a nationally powerful tradition of liberalism.
South Texas–born Comedian Cristela Alonzo tells the story of her life through songs.
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.
The Tejano goth classic is an essential bilingual teaching aid and trove of the region’s most beloved tales, including ”La Llorona.”
The Lubbock-born author reflects on her debut short story collection, ‘Black Light.’
In her groundbreaking new book, Monica Muñoz Martinez uncovers the legacy of a brutal past.
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.
A new book asks if Texans, long accustomed to harrowing dry spells, are ready for the harrowing dry spells in our future.
In his latest book, the Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist charts his waning romance with Texas.
Coming to a coffee table near you: Tex-Mex restaurant picks some of its wittiest, funniest signs for new tome.
Surprise those hard-to-shop-for types with unforgettable Texas experiences.
The popular outdoor ”take-a-book, leave-a-book” displays face new restrictions in Big D.
Inside the mind of Diane Lawson.
An exclusive excerpt from Domingo Martinez’s new memoir, “My Heart Is a Drunken Compass,” in which a drink is always close at hand and the battle against the bottle is never fully won.
Excerpts from his book "Getting Life: An Innocent Man's 25-Year Journey from Prison to Peace."
The rookie-sensation Senator who's totally not thinking about running for President just signed a deal to write his first book.
The deeper politics of the novel still resonate—especially with inmates—nearly 150 years since it was published.
A new book explains how drawing stick figures and other little illustrations during meetings and group sessions can help clarify thoughts and ideas.
What to see, hear, read, and watch this month to achieve maximum Texas cultural literacy.
As the director of the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin, Thomas Staley turned the archive into the repository for some of literature's greatest giants. Now he's passing the baton to Stephen Enniss, who hopes to continue that legacy.
Breakfast! A multi-generational history of the breakfast taco, via Austin institution the Tamale House. Excerpted from the new book "Austin Breakfast Tacos."
The messy, lonely, and visionary life of the first Texas writer—and the first Latino—to win the vaunted PEN/Faulkner Award.
Announced a judge who himself has 1,000 first editions in his personal library.
With Governor Rick Perry's campaign sputtering, the Texas media's political reporters will soon have to resume normal programming.
Read an excerpt from the new novel.
The ACLU's annual report says there are fewer than ever, but such authors as Twain, Hemingway and Salinger still get "challenged" in some ISDs.
The George W. Bush Institute released its first book today, titled "The 4 Percent Solution: Unleashing the Economic Growth America Needs."
The Austin-based singer-songwriter talks about her new autobiography, Diamond in the Rough, and her sixth studio album.
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 1 We 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…
The Brownsville native and longtime Austinite has spent most of his adult life contemplating the future: A progenitor of the scruffy cyberpunk fiction movement (he edited the short-story anthology Mirrorshades and co-authored The Difference Engine with William Gibson), he has penned ten sci-fi novels and several works of nonfiction, including…
In this exclusive excerpt from Stephen Harrigan’s new novel, Challenger Park, a female astronaut confronts mommy-track issues on the way to outer space.
Hot CDs Few voices evoke the pathos of country and western tragedy as genuinely as the rich, honeyed timbre of George Jones. By 1962, the year Jones signed with the United Artists label, the East Texan had been divorced, jailed, and was already as legendary for his hard drinking as…
Hot CDs Running on equal parts inspiration and gumption, Austin’s Damnations are the alternative to alternative country, going way back for tunes like “Copper Kettle,” forward for a romp through Lucinda Williams’ “Happy Woman Blues,” and their own way with impressively traditional-progressive originals. The mostly acoustic Live Set (Damnations), pressed…