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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

Today in Houston History

Houston's Past Is Now In Calendar Form

The Houstorian Calendar: Today in Houston History pulls together notable city events, Houstonians’ birthdays, sports milestones, and other fascinating moments in time—one for each day of the year.

02/25/2019 By Nicki Koetting

Pros and Cons

There's a Local Comic Con for Teens This Weekend

Brazoria County Library System's BrazCon is like Comicpalooza, but for kids.

02/21/2019 By Rebekah Kibodeaux

Hugo Marston

Mark Pryor Bring Paris Intrigue to Houston

The lawyer-author visits Murder by the Book for a reading of The Book Artist.

02/08/2019 By Holly Beretto

big books

Marlon James on Mythology, Writing Sex, and Decolonizing Fantasy Literature

We chat with the author of the so-called "African Game of Thrones" ahead of a Houston appearance.

02/06/2019 By Ryan Pait

piano drama

Chris Cander’s New Novel Explores Our Attachments to the Things of Our Lives

The Houston writer's latest, The Weight of A Piano, uses the titular instrument as a correlative for its characters.

01/30/2019 By Doni Wilson

Ice House

Some of the Rarest Books in the World Can Be Found in This Downtown Library

Exploring the treasures (kept in a vault!) in the Houston Metropolitan Research Center.

01/28/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp