Books & Talks

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Oprah Winfrey Is Coming (Virtually) to Houston

Blue Willow Bookshop will host Winfrey and Dr. Bruce Perry for a discussion of their new book, “What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing,” on May 3.

04/26/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Poetic Genius

Jericho Brown Talks Police Brutality, Time in Houston Ahead of Inprint Reading

The UH alum will read from his Pulitzer Prize-winning poetry collection, "The Tradition," on April 26.

04/23/2021 By Margaret Carmel

To celebrate or not to celebrate

5 Things to Know about Rienzi's Super Rare Copy of Shakespeare’s Works

We chatted with MFAH about the "Second Folio" ahead of their joint birthday bash for the Bard with Main Street Theater.

04/22/2021 By Holly Beretto

Curtain Up

SPA Brings Live Shows Back with an A-List Lineup

This season's schedule includes visits from Neil deGrasse Tyson, Black Violin, David Sedaris, Jeff Goldblum, and so many more.

04/22/2021 By Emma Schkloven

well, what if?

Susan Choi's Trust Exercise Isn't about Houston ... or Is It?

The National Book Award winner chats with us about writing what she knows.

04/19/2021 By Chris Vognar

flipping the script

Ahead of His Inprint Reading, Viet Thanh Nguyen Talks Literary Influences and Asian American Hate

The Pulitzer Prize winner will read from his long-awaited sequel, "The Committed," on April 12.

04/09/2021 By Margaret Carmel

The city is a character

An Ode to Larry McMurtry’s Enduring Houston

In the days following the famed author's death, one "Houstonia" writer reflects on the version of Houston that appeared in McMurtry’s books.

03/29/2021 By Brittanie Shey

presidential portraits

Don’t Miss George W. Bush’s Virtual Chat with Blue Willow Bookshop Next Month

The former president is promoting his new book, “Out of Many, One: Portraits of America's Immigrants.”

03/25/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Grrrrrl Power

Go Watch This Houston Teacher's Book-Turned-Movie on Netflix

We chatted with Jennifer Mathieu about her young-adult novel’s roots and what it’s like seeing Amy Poehler translate it to the screen.

03/08/2021 By Rebekah Kibodeaux

Get Lit(erary)

Writer Lily King on Writers and Lovers

We chatted with the author about writing the book she wanted to read in her 20s before her virtual Inprint appearance tonight.

02/22/2021 By Ryan Pait

Between the lines

Writer Chang-rae Lee, Unleashed

We chatted with the award-winning author about his latest novel, "My Year Abroad," before his virtual InPrint appearance tonight.

02/22/2021 By Ryan Pait

Your Next Reading List

Read These 10 Black Protagonist-Driven YA Books with Your Kids

Local librarians recommend powerful and inspiring coming-of-age stories.

02/09/2021 By Rebekah Kibodeaux

Words of Love

Meet J. Iron Word, Houston’s Enigmatic Modern Poet

The mysterious writer spends his days writing about love.

02/05/2021 By Gabi De la Rosa

Read this

Inprint’s 40th Margarett Root Brown Reading Series Lineup Just Went from Big to Epic

Kazuo Ishiguro and Jhumpa Lahiri will now join an already-stacked lineup of literary heavyweights.

01/05/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Lighting Up the Holidays

Everything Is Bigger and Better in Texas. Even the Christmas Lights.

Katy's JD Schuck talks creating his wild Christmas light shows and having his front yard featured in photographer Danelle Manthey's new book, "American Christmas."

12/17/2020 By Rebekah Kibodeaux

One for the Books

Houston Book Community Mourns Local Literary Titan Karl Kilian

Kilian helped forge the Bayou City's place on the national literary stage, founding Brazos Bookstore and co-founding Inprint.

12/11/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Tale of Two Titans

Bush-Baker Friendship Explored in New Book from Houston Author

In "Texas Titans," Charles Denyer tracks how a friendship forged in Houston between President George H.W. Bush and Secretary of James A. Baker III changed the world.

11/13/2020 By Rebekah Kibodeaux

Words, Words, Words

Get Your Pens Ready, Houston Authors, for National Novel Writing Month

During the annual event, writers from around the world try to string together 50,000 words during the month of November.

10/30/2020 By Rebekah Kibodeaux

Page to Screen

Bryan Washington's New Book is Being Made into a TV Show, and It Hasn't Even Hit Stands Yet

The follow-up to his acclaimed short story collection, Washington's first novel, "Memorial," will be released on October 27.

10/15/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Genius, Genius!

Four Must-Reads from Cristina Rivera Garza, Houston’s Newest MacArthur Genius

The renowned novelist, poet, and educator was recently named one of this year’s Fellowship recipients. After reading these pieces, you’ll see exactly why.

10/12/2020 By Kaitlyn Miller