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Do Androids Dream of a Screening This Cool?
You begin to see the connections, maybe you eventually uncover something as enormous as what Ryan Gosling’s Detective K finds in this Denis Villeneuve-helmed sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 masterpiece.

3:55PM Fri. Oct. 13, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Tom Hanks Joins 2017 Texas Book Festival
You might say the Texas Book Festival is like a box of chocolates: You never know what you're gonna get. For instance, you might get Forrest Gump himself. At least, that's the case with the 2017 TBF. Tom Hanks will be making an appearance on Sat., Nov. 4, to promote his new book of short fiction, Uncommon Type: Some Stories.

12:20PM Tue. Sep. 26, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Ransom Center Lands Ondaatje Archive
The Harry Ransom Center has scored another literary coup: the archive of Booker Prize winner Michael Ondaatje, author of The English Patient, as well as five other award-winning novels and a host of poetry collections.

9:00AM Tue. Sep. 26, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Texas Book Festival 2017: The Full List
Okay, readers, your wait to learn who will be attending the literary banquet of the year is over. The Texas Book Festival has announced the full menu of authors on tap for the 2017 event, and it's massive: 295 names, among them such luminaries as Jeffrey Eugenides, Jennifer Egan, Dan Rather, and Min Jin Lee.

8:00PM Tue. Sep. 12, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Texas Teen Book Festival Announces Lineup
The Texas Teen Book Festival announced the authors for its ninth celebration of young adult literature. This year's lineup? Thirty-eight authors ranging from "high fantasy to high tech to high drama,” says the TTBF Programming Director Meghan Goel. Expect the festival to have something for every kind of YA book-lover.

8:00AM Wed. Aug. 2, Jennifer Murphy Read More | Comment »

Michener Center Director Named
In securing a new director for the Michener Center for Writers, the University of Texas has turned to a native son of the Lone Star State. Joining the center this summer will be Bret Anthony Johnston, award-winning author of the collection Corpus Christi: Stories and the novel Remember Me Like This.

11:30AM Wed. Jul. 12, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

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"A Celebration of Writing, and Reading"
In advance of the 25th anniversary of the Austin Chronicle Short Story Contest, I went digging through the back issues to see what was published for its debut. In the March 27, 1992 issue, there it was: the winning stories, the list of judges, and, best of all, the contest's origin story spun by Chronicle Editor Louis Black.

5:00PM Wed. Jun. 14, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Texas Book Festival 2017: The First Dozen
On Monday, the Texas Book Festival announced the first dozen authors for the 2017 edition, taking place Nov. 4 and 5, and the 22nd year of this Lone Star celebration of the written word promises a wealth of talent for fans of the novel, lit for kids and young adults, and cookbooks.

12:50PM Wed. Jun. 7, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Springsteen Is Born to Sign in Austin
Bruce Springsteen has extended his current tour and just announced a stop in Austin Thu., Dec. 1. By the way, that's a book tour, not a music tour – the Boss is pushing his new memoir, Born to Run – but look at it this way: You won't hear him play at this BookPeople event, but you'll get closer to him than you would at a concert.

10:30AM Tue. Nov. 22, 2016, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

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