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Texas Book Festival 2021: First Authors Announced
As you mop July's sweat off your brow, October may feel like a lifetime away. But the Texas Book Festival has just helped shorten that time span by revealing the first authors for 2021, a stellar group that includes Colson Whitehead, Elizabeth McCracken, Amor Towles, Sandra Cisneros, and Gabriela Garcia.

10:00AM Wed. Jul. 21, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Jason June's Gay YA Agenda
Jason June is a fan of many forms of magic: the glitter of mermaid unicorns; Laura Dern’s mesmerizing turn as Dr. Ellie Sattler in Jurassic Park; and, as exemplified in his newest young adult novel Jay’s Gay Agenda, the simple magic of discovering yourself as a queer person.

10:40AM Tue. Jun. 1, James Scott Read More | Comment »

Texas Book Festival Goes Hybrid in 2021
The Texas Book Festival survived the pandemic in 2020 with a completely virtual version that was spread across three weeks. In 2021, the festival will be back online, but only in part. Live events will make their return during a week-long celebration scheduled for Oct. 25-31.

1:50PM Mon. May 17, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Review: You'll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey
One useful rule of thumb in politics might be: When you’re defending yourself against charges of racism, try not to engage in more of it.

10:00AM Tue. Apr. 13, Michael King Read More | Comment »

Book Review: I Came As a Shadow by John Thompson
UT-Austin’s athletic program is currently undergoing one of its periodic convulsions, the dismissal and replacement of 4-year football coach Tom Herman, who had failed to achieve what the alumni (more precisely, “Texas Exes”) consider the Longhorn birthright of national championships.

10:00AM Wed. Mar. 3, Michael King Read More | Comment »

Five Graphic Gift Books For Your Creative Favorites
Screens are the default by now, of course. Which makes books more of a special thing, just on the surface.

10:00AM Tue. Dec. 15, 2020, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

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Texas Book Festival 2020: Isabel Wilkerson on Caste
In 2010, just before that year’s Texas Book Festival and a panel on her book, The Warmth of Other Suns, author Isabel Wilkerson told the Chronicle’s Wells Dunbar that she preferred the term “caste” in describing U.S. social structures, rather than “racism.”

9:00AM Tue. Nov. 17, 2020, Michael King Read More | Comment »

The Arrest by Jonathan Lethem
Jonathan Lethem has created in The Arrest an allegorical tale full of isolation and rejuvenation fitting for 2020. It's a year that most of us, whether by choice or not, have begun to tell new stories that just might invert the status quo.

11:18AM Thu. Nov. 12, 2020, Evan Rodriguez Read More | Comment »

Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi
“The thing I will never forget is that people were watching us do all of this,” recalls the narrator of Yaa Gyasi’s second novel. “We were three Black people in distress. Nothing to see.”

12:40PM Wed. Nov. 11, 2020, Barbara Purcell Read More | Comment »

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