Texas Book Festival

Oct. 17-18

Texas Book Festival 2015: <br><i>The Train to Crystal City</i>
Review: The Train to Crystal City
Jan Jarboe Russell's saga of World War II internment in Texas reviewed

Oct. 15, 2015

Texas Book Festival 2015: <i>The Book of Aron</i>
Review: The Book of Aron
Jim Shepard's child's-eye view of the Warsaw Ghetto reviewed

Oct. 15, 2015

Texas Book Festival 2015
A Surfeit of Lit
The Texas Book Festival's 20th year gives fans of the written word 300 authors to connect with

Oct. 15, 2015

<i>The Heart Goes Last</i>
The Heart Goes Last
Margaret Atwood's latest tracks a luckless couple across a dystopian landscape

Oct. 15, 2015

<i>A House of My Own: Stories From My Life</i>
A House of My Own: Stories From My Life
In this collection of essays, letters, lectures, and more, Sandra Cisneros opens wide the doors to the house of her life

Oct. 15, 2015

<i>The O. Henry Prize Stories 2015: The Best Stories of the Year</i>
The O. Henry Prize Stories 2015: The Best Stories of the Year
The 20 stories here span cultures and time, and usually involve family and plenty of emotion

Oct. 15, 2015

<i>All the Houses</i>
All the Houses
Karen Olsson's novel tells the tragedy of Washington, D.C., through one family's isolated members

Oct. 15, 2015

<i>The Double Life of Liliane</i>
The Double Life of Liliane
This odd, beautiful book from Lily Tuck is part memoir, part novel, part poetry, part historical quilt

Oct. 15, 2015

Betty Boyd Caroli on <i>Lady Bird and Lyndon</i>
More Than LBJ's "Plus One"
Betty Boyd Caroli tells the First Lady's side of the story in Lady Bird and Lyndon

Oct. 15, 2015

Wendell Pierce's <i>The Wind in the Reeds</i>
Moved to Act
In Wendell Pierce's memoir The Wind in the Reeds, Godot and Treme help transform post-Katrina New Orleans

Oct. 15, 2015

<i>Sehr Flash: Fiction Becomes Music</i>
Sehr Flash: Fiction Becomes Music
Austin composer Russell Podgorsek teams with lit journal NANO Fiction to create short short stories with original scores

Oct. 15, 2015

Texas Book Festival Reviews
The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic
Pitchfork Senior Editor compiles

Oct. 15, 2015

Texas Book Festival Reviews
Comin' Right At Ya
Asleep at the Wheel bandleader Ray Benson describes his long, strange, Western Swing trip

Oct. 15, 2015

Texas Book Festival Reviews
Going Into the City: Portrait of a Critic As a Young Man
One of the deans of music criticism details his backstory

Oct. 15, 2015

Texas Book Festival Reviews
Don't Suck, Don't Die: Giving Up Vic Chesnutt
A love song from one Georgian to another

Oct. 15, 2015

Texas Book Festival Reviews
Little Melba & Her Big Trombone
Little known female jazz trombone player gets her due – with children

Oct. 15, 2015

A Whole Lotta Lit to Hit
Lit Crawl Austin 2015
Texas Book Festival's 2015 Lit Crawl is as huge as the state

Oct. 14, 2015

Texas Book Festival 2015: <i>The Clasp</i>
Texas Book Festival 2015: The Clasp
The sly debut novel by essayist Sloane Crosley reviewed

Oct. 13, 2015

Tomine & Beaton & Drawn & Quarterly: Yes, This
New Comics Brilliance from D&Q
These two collections will rock your heart, brain, and funny bone

Sept. 19, 2015

Texas Book Festival 2015: The Mighty 300
Texas Book Festival 2015: The Mighty 300
Authors for Fest 20 include Lethem, Lemony, Pitts, Diggs, Hart

Sept. 4, 2015

Lit-urday: The Same Sky
Lit-urday: The Same Sky
Compassion on divergent paths powers Amanda Eyre Ward's novel

Aug. 16, 2015

Texas Book Festival: First Authors
Texas Book Festival: First Authors
Margaret Atwood leads the list of 20 authors for the 20th fest

July 17, 2015

That Wild Man
That Wild Man
Gary Cartwright: The mad, mad, mad life of a Texas wordsmith

June 25, 2015

Mat Johnson: Black & White & Read All Over
Mat Johnson: Black & White & Read All Over
Our interview with the Houston-based author

June 18, 2015

<i>Blackout</i>
Blackout
Sarah Hepola explains how she came to write a memoir on being a blackout drinker

June 18, 2015

An Excerpt From <i>Blackout</i>
An Excerpt From Blackout
Sarah Hepola's memoir on "remembering the things I drank to forget" – an excerpt

June 18, 2015

Review: <i>Loving Day</i>
Loving Day
Mat Johnson's new novel is all there in black and white

June 18, 2015

Mat Johnson on Writing
Mat Johnson on Writing
The author of Loving Day and Pym on learning to accept that he writes funny

June 18, 2015

Barefoot Dogs
Barefoot Dogs
A Mexico City family scatters to the wind when its patriarch goes missing

April 30, 2015

Hausfrau: A Novel
Hausfrau
This first novel is about the desperation of a depressed expat housewife in Switzerland

April 30, 2015

Q&A With Jill Alexander Essbaum
Q&A With Jill Alexander Essbaum
The poet-turned-novelist talks about the intersection of sex and shame and the influence of Madame Bovary

April 30, 2015

Lit-urday: Burning Down George Orwell's House
Lit-urday: Burning Down George Orwell's House
Whisky? Check. Women? Check. Weather? Check. Werewolf? Uh oh.

April 4, 2015

Specht Speaks!
Specht Speaks!
More Q&A with Migratory Animals author Mary Helen Specht

Jan. 15, 2015

Do I Stay or Do I Go?
Do I Stay or Do I Go?
In her debut novel Migratory Animals, Austin author Mary Helen Specht explores the push and pull of place

Jan. 15, 2015

Far Away, From Home
Thunderstruck and Other Stories
Elizabeth McCracken's stories examine the humanity of the mildly freakish and unspoken freakishness of daily life

May 15, 2014

Previous Texas Book Festival coverage:
2014, 2013, 2012

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