risk vs. reward

Saeed Jones on Memoir, Sacrifice, and the Balance of Joy

The How We Fight for Our Lives author gave a wide-ranging interview ahead of his Brazos Bookstore reading.

10/24/2019 By Ryan Pait

Books

Kristin Hannah Isn't Afraid to Talk Poop

After the surprise success of The Nightingale, the author comes to Houston to talk The Great Alone.

09/30/2019 By Ryan Pait

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

pronounced 'ing'

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

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

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

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

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

Life Sentence

Rachel Kushner Wants You to Understand What It's Like on the Inside

The two-time National Book Award finalist reads from her new novel, The Mars Room, that delves into California prison life.

05/22/2018 By Ryan Pait

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

SATC

Aja Gabel's The Ensemble Follows Four Friends Across a Quarter-Century

Ahead of a Brazos reading, Gabel talks her debut novel, which she mostly wrote from her apartment here in the Heights.

05/14/2018 By Ryan Pait

Poor brendan

Tom Perrotta Loves a Naughty Text Message

The author of Election and The Leftovers comes to Houston to read from Mrs. Fletcher, now out in paperback.

05/02/2018 By Ryan Pait

National Poetry Month

Kevin Prufer Explains Why Poetry Is Important

Prufer talks ahead of his reading, the final event in the 2017/2018 Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series.

04/23/2018 By Ryan Pait

Ball is Life

This Basketball Poet Just Might Get Your Kid Excited About Verse

Newbery-winning poet Kwame Alexander comes to Houston to talk his new novel, Rebound.

04/19/2018 By Ryan Pait