Radio Silence

A KRBE DJ Debuts His First Novel

Freddy Cruz's When America Fell Silent is an offbeat political thriller that imagines a dystopian United States in the near future.

09/20/2019 By Holly Beretto

Comedy & Readings

The Authors and Comedians We Can't Wait to See This Fall

Jonathan Van Ness? Ta-Nehisi Coates? Yes, please.

08/26/2019 By Chris Gray

Last Words

Levee Confronts Existential Anxiety With Paul Otremba's Most Potent Poetry

The late Rice professor turned in his final collection of poems in the throes of stomach cancer.

08/26/2019 By Morgan Kinney

This one's about Houston!

Here's Another Article About Jia Tolentino

She's from Houston, and she loves Shipley's. Famous writers: They're just like us!

08/14/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Books

Appreciating the Architecture of Fiona Davis

With each of her books centered on a specific building, The Chelsea Girls looks inside New York's Chelsea Hotel.

08/02/2019 By Holly Beretto

Bayougraphy

The Voice of a Generation Was Forged In Houston

Jia Tolentino's first essay collection, Trick Mirror, contains startling insights arrived upon through the New Yorker staff writer's own bizarre life experiences, many of which took place right here in Houston.

07/22/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Gabriel Allon

The New Girl is Daniel Silva's 'Brilliant' New Thriller

The best-selling author talks his latest Gabriel Allon book, a ripped-from-the-headlines tale of Saudi-Russian entanglement.

07/18/2019 By Holly Beretto

Page turner

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