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

Page to screen

The Passage Finally Premieres on Fox This Monday

Based on Houston author Justin Cronin's addictive book trilogy, the TV adaptation finally arrives on the small screen.

01/14/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Reading

How a Houston Lawyer Solved a CIA Murder

In The Spy Who Was Left Behind, Michael Pullara recounts his years-long investigation into the 1993 assassination of CIA agent Freddie Woodruff.

12/31/2018 By Chris Gray

[We're basically Oprah]

To All the Books We Loved in 2018

Houstonia writers weigh in on their favorite reads of the year—from new releases to beloved classics.

12/26/2018 Edited by Morgan Kinney

Present Company

5 Food Memoirs You Should Buy As Holiday Gifts

These are some of the best reads of the last decade.

12/21/2018 By Joanna O'Leary

Year in Reading

How I Read 163 Books in 2018—And What I Learned

One writer reflects on a year in the literary life and why he finally brought his reading habits into the 21st century.

12/13/2018 By Ryan Pait

Sausage Party

An Evening of Finding the Comedy in Tragedy

Stephanie Wittels Wachs spoke Monday about her recent book and the struggles of the addiction that claimed her brother's life.

12/11/2018 By Rebekah Kibodeaux

Mischief managed

Potted Potter Proves Harry’s Story Still Has Legs

The wildly popular work of J.K. Rowling comes to the Hobby Center this December.

12/07/2018 By Holly Beretto

Marble Slab

Houston Is Basically the Reason Crazy Rich Asians Exists

Best-selling author Kevin Kwan proved his Clutch City bonafides at a recent John Cooper School speaking event.

12/05/2018 By Nicki Koetting

'voodoo, all that stuff'

AR Baumann's Nick Noelle Takes on the Big Easy

The Houston-born jack of all trades is back with her new mystery novel, Thicker Than Blood.

12/03/2018 By Holly Beretto

Read me

7 Books to Put on Your Holiday Shopping List

We narrow it down so you'll find something for everyone.

11/26/2018 By Ryan Pait

Beginnings of a Soul

Gary Shteyngart Marvels at the 'Obliviousness' of the Powerful

We talk with the author about Lake Success, his newest novel inescapably molded by today's political moment.

11/09/2018 By Ryan Pait

what not to 'wear'

Jonathan Lethem on America, Robert Mitchum, and Very Bad Interviews

The author of The Feral Detective chats ahead of his Houston appearance.

11/07/2018 By Ryan Pait

Book people

Rachel Kadish Comes to Talk Tolerance

The buzzy author of The Weight of Ink speaks Monday at the ERJCC Book & Arts Festival.

11/05/2018 By Holly Beretto