Austin author Nathan Harris dazzles in his first novel, which explores racial violence, family, and identity.
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.’
Fernando A. Flores’s debut novel, ‘Tears of the Trufflepig,’ is an exhilarating borderland dystopia.
In Texas Monthly writer-at-large Oscar Cásares’s forthcoming novel, a retired high school teacher in Brownsville is reluctantly pulled into the world of human trafficking.
In his first fiction collection, Bryan Washington evokes a Houston that’s in Texas but not entirely of Texas.
The award-winning writer and UT professor talks about her new novel, 'Bowlaway,' and how teaching and Texas have affected her work.
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.
An ambitious, sometimes bewildering, debut novel about Czech Texas.
Larry L. King is at work on a novel about minor league baseball in Texas in the fifties. Breaking Balls is a fictionalized account of his experiences covering the “miserable 144-game schedule” of the Midland Indians as a $55-a-week reporter for the Midland Reporter-Telegram in 1951. “I went to all
The career of Austin young-adult writer Rob Thomas is going through a growth spurt.
Hot CDsSing, Cowboy, Sing: The Gene Autry Collection (Rhino) is a three-CD set featuring 84 favorites by the singing cowboy from Tioga. But these aren’t always the best-known versions; many are previously unreleased transcriptions from his Melody Ranch radio show that measure up well and thus add to the Autry
It would be wrong to say that Bud Shrake has finished writing one third of a new novel; it’s actually an old novel, one he has been writing off and on for the past fifteen years. “It’s about love, violence, sex, and murder,” the 65-year-old Austinite explains, and is set
The latest star pupil of the so-called Houston school.
Hot CDsTwo years after their wildly successful debut, Elida y Avante bounce back from label troubles with Algo Entero (Tejas). For my money, Mercedes-born Elida Reyna is tejano’s next female superstar. Her husky, throbbing voice is mature well beyond her 24 years—she has the archetypal blend of innocence and experience—and
The Hill Country is in—but what’s in the Hill Country? Plus: Texas’ top drug lawyer in the court of public opinion.
After four decades of writing classic Texas novels, there’s no denying that San Angelo’s Elmer Kelton has earned his Spurs.
Mary Willis Walker’s mysteries aren’t exactly original, but she crafts real moments of tension. That’s why they sell so well and win so many awards.
If the literary novel is dead, then why is Baskerville Publishers in Dallas flourishing?
When you read a Hardy Boys novel, the mystery isn’t who done it, but who wrote it.
Brown’s formula for success guarantees a happy ending.