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Elizabeth McCracken and Edward Carey's Write Balance
The local literary duo discusses being a creative couple and how it affects their work and process
"...in Austin, as our citizens have been reminding each other since before Willie Nelson was a young man, and..."

Jan. 8, 2016 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Joe O'Connell's Top Reads of 2015
Paradise Sky and The Best I Recall head a list of stellar Lone Star books
"...marksman nicknamed Deadwood Dick who was both a marshal and a Buffalo Soldier. Along the novel's picaresque journey, Love..."

Jan. 1, 2016 Arts Feature by Joe O'Connell

Texas Book Festival 2015: The Mighty 300
Authors for Fest 20 include Lethem, Lemony, Pitts, Diggs, Hart
"...What event could bring together Gary Hart and John Sununu, Jonathan Lethem and Lemony Snicket, Taye Diggs..."

Sept. 4, 2015 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Texas Book Festival: A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing
Eimear McBride's haunting debut novel reviewed
"...Irish Novel of the Year, the Goldsmiths Prize – and received so much praise in the press that you'd..."

Oct. 24, 2014 Books Post by Danielle White

Texas Book Festival 2014: The Full Party List
Among the 275 authors: Oates, Ellroy, Mosley, Lear, Dean
"...And you thought this year's Texas Book Festival was already..."

Sept. 11, 2014 Books Post by Robert Faires

Thunderstruck and Other Stories
Elizabeth McCracken's stories examine the humanity of the mildly freakish and unspoken freakishness of daily life
"...Thunderstruck & Other Storiesby Elizabeth McCracken The Dial Press, 240pp.,..."

May 16, 2014 Arts Feature by Amy Gentry

Winter Break Reading
Chronicle staff pages through its reading to-do list
"...The presents are opened, the bellies are overstuffed, and we've exhausted all avenues of chit chat with great..."

Dec. 26, 2014 Books Post by Chronicle staff

Working Playwright
Steven Dietz just wants to get in, roll up his sleeves, and make the words better
"...Dietz will get on Google, type in his name and the title of one of his 30 plays, and..."

Nov. 7, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Thunderstruck
Plotted and paced like a thriller, Thunderstruck successfully weaves the concurrent stories of Hawley Harvey Crippen, his wife Belle Elmore, and Guglielmo Marconi into a fascinating view of early 20th-century life
"...Thunderstruck..."

Dec. 1, 2006 Books Review by Rick Klaw

Ann, Taylor-made
A stage tribute to Ann Richards becomes Ms. Holland's opus
"...she had a playwright's instinct for the great line and a great actor's ability to deliver it to maximum..."

April 29, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Exhibitionism
Chronicle Art Reviews
"...of dudgeon. So it goes in this Shakespearean comedy, and it's a tribute to the Bard's mastery of drama..."

Oct. 3, 1997 Arts Review

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