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

Mother Russia

Daniel Silva and The Other Woman Come to Houston

The best-selling author's newest novel carries a timely message: “Russia is not a friend of the West. Russia is an adversary of the West. Russia wants its old empire back.”

07/17/2018 By Holly Beretto

Book Notes

Our Evening with David Sedaris

The author draws a crowd—and then some—at Brazos Bookstore.

06/19/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Inside time

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, June 15–17

Because it gon' rain, and we all need inside things to do.

06/14/2018 By Morgan Kinney

ahoy, summer!

Dive Right Into the Summer of Moby-Dick

Brazos Bookstore's annual summer programming centers on Melville's whale of a tale.

06/04/2018 By Doni Wilson

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

RIP

A Missing Host Casts a Somber Tone Over Annual Barbara Bush Literacy Event

An annual celebration turned into a moving tribute to one of the cause's most adamant supporters.

04/20/2018 By Morgan Kinney

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

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

Happiness

Aminatta Forna Talks Happiness, Immigration, and Why She Sometimes Pees Standing Up

It was all for research, explains the visiting author.

03/20/2018 By Ryan Pait

Not Kimberly

Tayari Jones On An American Marriage, the Budget Theory of Writing, and Being Oprah's New Fave

The novelist discusses her recent book ahead of a Brazos Bookstore reading.

03/07/2018 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

Reading is cool!

These Are The Books We Loved in 2017

In a year when we needed books more than ever, one writer shares some favorite fiction, nonfiction and poetry published in 2017.

12/20/2017 By Ryan Pait

Me gusta leer

What Katherine Paterson Thinks We Can Learn From Cuba

The author of beloved children's books such as Bridge to Terabithia talks her latest—and perhaps last—novel.

11/10/2017 By Holly Beretto

Teenage Dream

This Novel by Claire Messud Will Make You Rethink Your Teenage Years

The author of The Burning Girl talked to us ahead of her Houston reading.

10/31/2017 By Ryan Pait

If I've lost Cronkite...

Huế 1968 Tells The Story of Vietnam's Forgotten Battle

Mark Bowden, author of Black Hawk Down, talks his new book ahead of a Houston visit.

10/17/2017 By Nicholas Bell

Book Talk

Daniel Silva Talks House of Spies and Whether this Gabriel Allon Tale Will Be His Last

The bestselling author talks about the success of his franchise at selling books and predicting the future.

07/12/2017 By Holly Beretto