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#ACreads: Last Chance to Vote

So far, the books discussed at the Austin Chronicle Book Club's online chats have been chosen by the paper's writers and staff. But for the next get-together on Dec. 8, you get to choose. For three weeks, we've been taking nominations, and before we close the book on them, so to speak, we're making one last call for your suggestions. Read More | Comment »

10:35AM Tue. Nov. 11, Robert Faires

The Texas Book Festival: Who's Out, Who's In?

Well, of course James Ellroy is still going to be there. Read More | Comment »

3:04PM Wed. Oct. 1, Wayne Alan Brenner

Texas Book Festival 2014: The Full Party List

And you thought this year's Texas Book Festival was already tantalizing, what with a legend like Martin Amis, rising star Edan Lapucki, and a pair of Pulitzer Prize winners in Lawrence Wright and Héctor Tobar. Well, hold onto your bifocals, Bud, the full author list is out, and its 275 names will make your eyes pop! Read More | Comment »

2:17PM Thu. Sep. 11, Robert Faires

Texas Teen Book Festival

We may be cracking the triple-digits still, but fall festival season will be here before you know it, and the names are already dropping faster than autumn leaves (once they start to drop, that is). Case in point: the Texas Teen Book Festival, which let fly a full 29 authors who will be coming to the celebration of YA reading on Saturday, Oct. 18. Read More | Comment »

4:36PM Wed. Aug. 27, Robert Faires

First Authors Announced for Texas Book Festival

On Wednesday, the Texas Book Festival announced the first slate of marquee authors for the 2014 edition, and as is usual with this Lone Star literary extravaganza, the eight guests cover the spectrum of the book world: fiction to nonfiction, local to international, new authors to old favorites – all that in just eight individuals. Read More | Comment »

2:15PM Fri. Jul. 25, Robert Faires

Letters Like You've Never Seen Before

There are some things so cool you just have to tell other people about, and so please dig this. Read More | Comment »

1:30PM Thu. Jun. 26, Wayne Alan Brenner

Who's Afraid of Gertrude Stein?

OK, everybody can quote "Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose" from Gertrude Stein's "Sacred Emily," and that's about it. Read More | Comment »

3:25PM Wed. Apr. 23, Wayne Alan Brenner and Matt Bucher


A director departs and a festival returns in this edition of News/Print. Read More | Comment »

1:02PM Sat. Mar. 1, Monica Riese

T.R. Fehrenbach Dead at 88

Noted Texas historian and journalist T.R. Fehrenbach died yesterday morning from a congenital heart condition, reports the San Antonio Express-News. Read More | Comment »

2:55PM Mon. Dec. 2, 2013, Kimberley Jones


Two big awards for Texas Book Festival alumni, plus a new bookstore and a book fair. Read More | Comment »

4:50PM Fri. Nov. 22, 2013, Monica Riese

What Would Poets Say About What Would I Say?

One of the things that I love about poetry is how diverse it is. Read More | Comment »

2:30PM Wed. Nov. 13, 2013, Mac McCann

HRC Launches Digital Archive

Austin hosts an embarrassment of riches when it comes to museums and archives, but going to one just got a little easier. Read More | Comment »

3:18PM Mon. Nov. 11, 2013, Monica Riese

Akashic's 'USA Noir' Takes You Hostage in a Good Bad Way

She walked into my office like a short blond angel making a pitstop on her way to hell. Read More | Comment »

1:00PM Wed. Nov. 6, 2013, Wayne Alan Brenner


The Texas Book Festival may be the cornerstone event of the Austin literary scene, but it's hardly the last gig in town. Check out these headlines, fresh from the shelves. Read More | Comment »

11:00AM Tue. Oct. 29, 2013, Monica Riese


With the Texas Book Festival right around the corner, we're already swimming in literary news. But don't miss these other headlines from around the written world. Read More | Comment »

9:00AM Tue. Oct. 22, 2013, Monica Riese


Fall is always a solid season for books, and this month is no exception. Just as Austin starts to cool down, the literary scene is heating up. Read More | Comment »

9:45AM Thu. Oct. 3, 2013, Monica Riese


News you can use from the national lit scene. Read More | Comment »

11:30AM Thu. Sep. 5, 2013, Monica Riese

Might Be More Art Than You Can Handle, Baby

The most recent issue of the twice-yearly Esopus magazine, a printed wunderkammer you should totally know about, is strongly reminiscent of Austin's Rubber Repertory Theatre Company. Read More | Comment »

1:35PM Wed. Sep. 4, 2013, Wayne Alan Brenner

LoneStarCon 3: The Hugos

The Hugo Awards are often called the Academy Awards of science fiction, and there were certain similarities apparent on Sunday night at LoneStarCon 3: The column dresses glittered, the cummerbunds gleamed, and the winners cried, thanked their spouses, and hefted the rocket-shaped Hugos as if they couldn't quite believe they were real. Read More | Comment »

3:30PM Tue. Sep. 3, 2013, Robert Faires and Amy Gentry

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