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Roxane Gay, Tim O’Brien Join Texas Book Festival Lineup
The Texas State Capitol is currently playing host to an impeachment trial that will surely inspire investigative books (and maybe a bodice ripper?), but by November, its grounds will be used for a more exalted purpose: the Texas Book Festival’s annual free celebration of all things books and bookish.

8:50PM Wed. Sep. 13, 2023, Kimberley Jones Read More | Comment »

Austin Author Elizabeth Crook Honored With Texas Writer Award
More literary gold for Austin: Local author Elizabeth Crook has been named as the recipient of this year's Texas Writer Award. She will receive the award at this year's Texas Book Festival (Nov. 11-12).

1:15PM Tue. Jul. 18, 2023, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Five Gifts of Literary Delight for You or Anyone Lucky Enough to Be Your Friends or Family
You want to read books that enrich your life? That make you think, make you laugh, maybe make you cry or rage on behalf of the characters and situations therein? Here are five recent and compelling works of wordcraft to fulfill that desire, to make you glad that everything storywise is not about what’s hot on Netflix or HBO or whatever right now.

10:00AM Mon. Nov. 28, 2022, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

SXSW Announces First 2023 Speakers
Start putting your 2023 calendar together: SXSW has just announced the first speakers for its 37th annual conference, running March 10-19.

11:00AM Tue. Aug. 30, 2022, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Fox Announces Bloom County Animated Series
Time to get out of the dandelion patch: FOX has announced it's developing a new animated adaptation of Bloom County, the Pulitzer-winning cartoon strip by UT alum Berkeley Breathed, from the animation studio behind Bob's Burgers.

7:00AM Fri. Feb. 18, 2022, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

DC Features Daniel Johnston’s Artwork on Upcoming Batman Comic
Following last months’ unveiling of a tribute mural on West Seventh Street, DC Comics offers its own celebration of the late Austin artist Daniel Johnston.

1:15PM Mon. Feb. 14, 2022, Rachel Rascoe Read More | Comment »

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RIP Willie Siros, 1952-2022
Austin's genre fiction community will walk into the future a little slower today, as it has been announced that Willie Siros, bookseller and convention pioneer, died Jan. 5 at the age of 69.

4:30PM Fri. Jan. 7, 2022, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Gastro Obscura Reveals a World of Food-based Weirdness
The world – not just Austin, you old hippies, but the world – has always been weirder than we think. Which is why the website Atlas Obscura is such a compelling place to visit and browse: It shows us stuff about this planet and its inhabitants that can boggle any mind.

12:34PM Tue. Oct. 12, 2021, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

The Texas Book Festival Unveils Its List of Participating Authors
The Texas Book Festival, one of the largest literary festivals in the country, announced its lineup of more than 200 authors. The fest returns to Austin with a mix of virtual and in-person events over nine days starting on October 23 and is, as always, free and open to the public.

9:00AM Wed. Sep. 22, 2021, Adrienne Hunter Read More | Comment »

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