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

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

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

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

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

Bayou Stories

Houston Is a Character in the New Kathi Appelt Book

The Newberry-winning author enters the YA fiction realm with Angel Thieves.

03/19/2019 By Holly Beretto

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

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

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

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