Hog Hunting With Texas’s Next Literary Giant

May 24, 2013 By Francesca Mari

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?

Big Little Man

May 13, 2013 By Philipp Meyer

“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.”

Ben Fountain Undoes Dallas

Jan 21, 2013 By Jeff Salamon

The acclaimed 
author is publishing his first novel, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. And some of his neighbors may not be happy.

Like a Writer

Jan 21, 2013 By Jeff Salamon

Bizarre similes pour forth from debut novelist Jonathan Woods’s fingers like wine from a bottomless bottle that is also missing its cork.


Mar 1, 2011 By Texas Monthly

Read an excerpt from a new novel by Mat Johnson.