Daily Books: Fiction
Saadia Faruqi at BookPeople
Growing up in Pakistan and immigrating to the United States gave Houston writer and interfaith activist Saadia Faruqi a unique opportunity: Use fiction as a conduit for cultural awareness. Or at least, tell some good stories and narrow the perspective gap.

11:10AM Fri. Feb. 12, Jessi Cape Read More | Comment »

Neil Gaiman on James Thurber's The 13 Clocks
Because it's not enough that we asked the man about his own work during this interview we just published. No, we had to be like, "So, uh, Neil – is there some book that's a longtime favorite of yours but that doesn't have the wider readership you think it deserves?"

10:30AM Fri. Nov. 13, 2015, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Lit-urday: Slade House
It's been a long week, and now you deserve to have one day when you can curl up with a good book – let's call it Lit-urday. How about something creepy, something redolent of the All Hallows unholyday currently passing?

8:25PM Sat. Oct. 31, 2015, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Texas Book Festival 2015: The Book of Aron
Kids see all and comprehend some. It’s parenting 101 and something literature has depicted for centuries, perhaps never so elegantly as in What Maisie Knew. Jim Shepard’s Kirkus Prize-nominated The Book of Aron is not as subtle as Henry James’, but the Warsaw Ghetto during Nazi occupation was not a subtle time.

12:30PM Thu. Oct. 15, 2015, James Renovitch Read More | Comment »

Texas Book Festival 2015: The Clasp
Class striving is not a new thing, although its modern iteration certainly puts a unique spin on an age-old complaint: Now the have-plentys – but never have-enough! – take obsessively art-directed selfies at overpriced brunches and Pinterest-board Williams-Sonoma copper-pot porn.

11:00AM Tue. Oct. 13, 2015, Kimberley Jones Read More | Comment »

Lit-urday: The Same Sky
It's been a long week, and now you deserve to have one day when you can curl up with a good book – let's call it Lit-urday. Maybe the thing to make you feel better about your week is to read about someone struggling in a city very familiar to you. Or maybe it's to read about someone whose struggles are a world away from yours. Or maybe it's to read about both. In one book.

10:30AM Sun. Aug. 16, 2015, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

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In the Unlikely Event
Judy Blume has just published her 28th book, and she’s visiting Austin for the first time this weekend. Since 1969, she’s covered topics other authors wouldn’t dare include in children’s lit: sex, racism, bullying, periods, divorce, and more.

11:05AM Sat. Jun. 13, 2015, Jessi Cape Read More | Comment »

Lit-urday: Burning Down George Orwell's House
It's been a long week, and now you deserve to have one day when you can curl up with a good book – let's call it Lit-urday. Let's maybe also pull out a bottle of 15-year-old single-malt Scotch from the Isle of Jura, because here's just the tale to accompany it …

11:00AM Sat. Apr. 4, 2015, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Film Premieres: The Waiting Is the Hardest Part
Lot of films at SXSW being screened for the first time, and who knows what, precisely, all those state-of-the-art projectors will bring? Except that some of the works among the dozens and dozens – some of them will be downright brilliant.

3:00PM Wed. Mar. 11, 2015, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

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