writers & writing

Irregular Joe

Jan 21, 2013 By Anne Dingus

His stories are grotesque, disturbing, and award-winning: Meet Nacogdoches’ Joe R. Lansdale, the most twisted writer in Texas.

Teen Idol

Apr 1, 1997 By Jason Cohen

The career of Austin young-adult writer Rob Thomas is going through a growth spurt.

Let Them Read Shrake

Apr 1, 1997 By Jordan Mackay

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…

Lindependence

Mar 1, 1997 By Keith Kachtick

Poetry about a 161-year-old battle is hardly what you’d expect from a high-minded political writer, but fifth-generation Texan Michael Lind has always been a maverick.

CD and Book Reviews

Dec 1, 1996 By Evan Smith

Hot CDs Along with Nat “King” Cole, Texas City native Charles Brown became the father of late-night “cocktail blues” in Los Angeles in the forties. Half a century later, Honey Dripper (Verve/Gitanes) vividly conjures up Brown’s suave, stylish world. His voice is sweet and smoky like a rich cigar and…

Mercy!

Dec 1, 1996 By Mimi Swartz

The latest star pupil of the so-called Houston school.

The Good Old Boy

Dec 1, 1995 By Anne Dingus

After four decades of writing classic Texas novels, there’s no denying that San Angelo’s Elmer Kelton has earned his Spurs.