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Mayor's Book Club Befriends Lincoln
In what may well be called a politic choice for the Mayor's Book Club, Hizzoner Steve Adler has made the annual tradition's 15th selection a tome about the 16th president – or rather, the ambitious young attorney who eventually became the 16th president: A Friend of Mr. Lincoln by Stephen Harrigan.

3:20PM Mon. May 2, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

A Whole Lotta Lit to Hit
Ghost stories in the State Cemetery. Nerd Jeopardy. Crimes Against Humanity with books. Writers trying to identify their own words – and failing. Writers confessing their worst failures. Writers facing off in a Literary Death Match. Cocktails and coloring books. When one night goes this far off the rails, it must be the return of Lit Crawl Austin.

4:00PM Wed. Oct. 14, 2015, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Texas Book Festival 2015: The Mighty 300
What event could bring together Gary Hart and John Sununu, Jonathan Lethem and Lemony Snicket, Taye Diggs and Leonard Pitts, Robert Christgau and Jessica Hopper? The Texas Book Festival, natch. And for its 20th edition, the annual lit extravaganza has booked a record 300 authors.

3:50PM Fri. Sep. 4, 2015, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

The Remains of the Papers
The Harry Ransom Center's already substantial holdings of British authors just took another leap forward with the acquisition of the archive of Booker Prize-winning novelist Kazuo Ishiguro.

10:40AM Tue. Aug. 25, 2015, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Texas Teen Book Festival: The 2015 Lineup
She can tell you how to get to Sesame Street. And she can tell you a lot more about her life pre-PBS when she headlines the 2015 Texas Teen Book Festival. Sonia Manzano, who had generations of the show's fans sighing when she announced that she'd be leaving the role of Maria, will be the keynote speaker for the Sept. 26 event.

10:00AM Mon. Aug. 17, 2015, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Your Saturday’s a Boldly Bookish Thing
Wake up in a bed covered with vintage mystery paperbacks, your new audio player vibrating the air with an old Caedmon recording of Sylvia Plath reading her poems, some medium-roast Jamaican Blue Mountain automatically dripping into its glass pot near that battered copy of John Crowley’s Engine Summer

10:01AM Fri. Aug. 7, 2015, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

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Texas Book Festival: First Authors
On Thursday, the Texas Book Festival announced the first slate of marquee authors for the 2015 edition, and as befits an event marking its 20th anniversary, the list include 20 names.

4:00PM Fri. Jul. 17, 2015, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Listen to the Mockingbird!
On Tuesday, the world will be able to learn what became of Scout Finch and her father, Atticus, as Harper Lee's novel Go Set a Watchman, set two decades after the author's much beloved To Kill a Mockingbird, is released by HarperCollins.

11:39AM Mon. Jul. 13, 2015, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

African American Book Festival
The 2015 African American Book Festival, taking place Saturday, June 27, 10am-4pm, will be a multigenerational event that “will explore love, perseverance, and intellectual growth under the heading ‘Black Lives Matter.’”

5:42PM Fri. Jun. 26, 2015, Alexa Harrington Read More | Comment »

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