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Fernando Saralegui's Best Eats Havana
Fernando Saralegui wants you to try Cuban food—preferably in Cuba. “The food of Cuba is the food of the world,” says the Havana-born, Austin-based, New York transplant who has worked in kitchens from coast to coast.

4:35PM Tue. Feb. 18, Barbara Purcell Read More | Comment »

Opening the Case on the American Sherlock
Murder is Kate Winkler Dawson's business.
The UT-Austin lecturer, journalist, and documentary film producer has spent decades reporting on and studying violent crime. Now she's written a true-crime tale about the early days of criminal forensic investigation, American Sherlock: Murder, Forensics, and the Birth of American CSI.

2:15PM Wed. Feb. 12, Mike Berry Read More | Comment »

Matthew Patin Named Texas Book Festival Literary Director
Just in time for its milestone 25th anniversary, the Texas Book Festival has named its new literary director. He's Matthew Patin, a writer and editor who's been smithing words around the publishing field for 15 years and serving the festival in various capacities for five, and now he gets to curate its massive author lineup – starting now.

12:45PM Wed. Jan. 29, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Samuel Woolley and The Reality Game
Even before the 2016 election, an entire rogues' gallery of trolls, bots, artificial intelligences, and other malevolent online tools arrived to threaten democracy. As the 2020 elections loom, how will “fake news” and other forms of disinformation influence how we vote?

12:05PM Wed. Jan. 15, Mike Berry Read More | Comment »

Vision 2020: Austin Books We're Looking Forward to in the New Year
Austin has about as many writers as it does musicians, and every year more and more of them are getting published. We don't know all of the local authors with new books coming out in 2020, but we do know of a few, and these are the ones that have our bibliophilic senses buzzing.

11:15AM Thu. Jan. 9, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Interview With Benjamin Markovits
When an author living in London writes a book set in Austin, a reader has reason to question his feel for the local scene. But when that book has its characters chomping down on Ruby's BBQ, tramping up Mount Bonnell, and even shooting to Bergstrom via Manor Road and Airport so as to bypass I-35, the question becomes: How in Bevo's name does a Brit know all that?

4:45PM Tue. Dec. 17, 2019, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

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Texas Book Festival 2019: Truth Worth Telling: A Conversation With Journalist Scott Pelley
"The fastest way to destroy a democracy is to poison the information," Scott Pelley said at the Texas Book Festival on Sunday. "When others call journalists enemies of the American people, we need to push back and educate."

3:10PM Mon. Oct. 28, 2019, Joe O'Connell Read More | Comment »

Texas Book Festival 2019: On Second Look: Writing About Home From New Perspectives
Families form in unexpected ways that can define who we are.
Texas writer Oscar Cásares (Where We Come From) and debut novelist De’Shawn Charles Winslow (In West Mills) discussed that theme at play in their fictional worlds during the session On Second Look: Writing About Home From New Perspectives.

2:40PM Mon. Oct. 28, 2019, Joe O'Connell Read More | Comment »

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