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These Are the 2019-2020 Inprint Readers

The literary nonprofit's lineup includes big names like Ta-Nehisi Coates, Elizabeth Gilbert, and more.

07/02/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Spooky

Katherine Howe's Writing Is Bewitching

The Houston-born author of The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs returns to Murder by the Book for a signing.

07/01/2019 By Holly Beretto

q&A

What Makes Poetry Unique? We Ask Houston's New Poet Laureate

“Fiction tends to be traditionally more narrative, but there’s something about poetry that works kind of outside of language.”

06/18/2019 By Ivanka Perez

Ohio

Stephen Markley Thinks You Should Give The Catcher in the Rye a Break

Ahead of a Brazos reading, the Ohio author talks writing teenagers and the year since publishing his first novel.

06/07/2019 By Ryan Pait

Thunder Cake Forever

Author Ocean Vuong Talks Thunder Cake, Destructive Creativity, and the Myth of Timelessness

"I’m not so interested in being timeless. I’m more interested in being present in the world that we live in at the moment."

06/05/2019 By Ryan Pait

Books

Tom Abrahams Says Goodbye to His ​Traveler​ Series

Harbor will be one of four books the prolific author and Channel 13 anchor will publish in 2019.

06/05/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

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Celeste Ng Talks Generosity, Kindness, and Details of the Hulu Adaptation

The best-selling author of Little Fires Everywhere stops in Houston this week.

05/20/2019 By Ryan Pait

Publishers Clearing House

This New Site Compiles Houston's Literary Scene into One Place

ReadHouston.com wants to be your one-stop shop for independent bookstores.

05/08/2019 By Holly Beretto

Ice House

Houston Noir Reveals the Bayou City In All Its Seedy Glory

The new short story collection explores the murder, betrayal and brujería lurking everywhere from River Oaks to the Ship Channel.

04/25/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Pawpaw powers

We Ask Author Richard Powers What It's Like to Win A Pulitzer

For him, the road to the top involved reading 120 books about trees.

04/22/2019 By Ryan Pait

An American Marriage

Tayari Jones Updates Us On Her Year of Oprah

Ahead of the final Inprint reading of the season, we catch up with the celebrated author of An American Marriage on her whirlwind year.

04/19/2019 By Ryan Pait

Poetry

Newsworthy Aims to Make You Reconsider the Narrative

Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton's new book asks us to reconsider how we communicate and consume information in uncertain times.

04/17/2019 By Brittanie Shey

Bayouth

Catching up with Houston's Youth Poet Laureate

We chat with 19-year-old Jackson Neal, whose lauded work as a poet is only getting started.

04/10/2019 By Emmanuella Aina

The Book of Life

Finding Poetry in the News

Rice professor Joesph Campana's new book of poetry mines history from the pages of Life magazine.

04/08/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Poetry

Ryan Paradiso Puts His Neck Out for Nick Flynn (and Other Friends)

The Marfa-based arts and literature journal comes to Houston for an event with heavyweight writers and poets.

03/27/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

baby bard

Shakespeare for Babies Is Exactly What It Sounds Like

Houston's Erin Nelsen Parekh is back with her second Bard-inspired children's book, The Wild Waves Whist.

03/20/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Bayou Stories

Houston Is a Character in the New Kathi Appelt Book

The Newberry-winning author enters the YA fiction realm with Angel Thieves.

03/19/2019 By Holly Beretto

#IAmBecoming

Michelle Obama's Houston Tour Stop Lived Up to the Hype

The former First Lady's book tour is selling out for a reason.

03/04/2019 By Dianna Wray

open up

Valeria Luiselli Is Always Listening

"I document much more than I invent," says the Lost Children Archive author.

02/26/2019 By Ryan Pait

There There

Tommy Orange Is Ready to Fail

We speak to the breakout author about his successful debut.

02/25/2019 By Ryan Pait