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

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

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

[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

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

At last

It's Been a While, But Markus Zusak Is Back with Bridge of Clay

We talk with the Book Thief author before a Houston stop for his much-awaited new novel.

10/15/2018 By Mary Cate Stevenson and Noah Nofz

Female Persuasion

The Meg Wolitzer 'Moment' Continues in Houston

We talk feminism and Ouisie's Table with the celebrated novelist ahead of her Inprint reading.

09/20/2018 By Brittanie Shey

Shero

A 'Prophetic and Witchy' Dream Led to Paula McLain's Love and Ruin

Turns out Martha Gellhorn was just as exciting as her former husband Ernest Hemingway.

05/16/2018 By Ryan Pait

Not all Bad

Climate Change is Probably Worse Than You Think, But Let's Not Freak Out About It

William T. Vollmann, a National Book Award winner, arrives in Houston with his two-volume explainer on the realities of and possibilities for Earth's climate future.

04/12/2018 By Ryan Pait

Westword

Obama-Approved Mohsin Hamid Comes to Houston

The celebrated author of Exit West reads Tuesday at Christ Church Cathedral.

04/09/2018 By Ryan Pait

Murder o'Clock

Bestselling Author Robert Crais Returns to the Bookstore that Launched His Career

The author of The Wanted will visit Murder by the Book for a signing and discussion of his latest work.

01/03/2018 By Holly Beretto

Weekend Warrior

Top Things to Do, See and Eat this Weekend: June 10-12

From a visiting New York City graffiti artist to a roaring Carnival parade downtown, this weekend will not disappoint. And did we mention tacos?

06/09/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis