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

No boring books

Jason Reynolds Isn't Here to Waste Your Time

The author of Lu explains why he's here to validate young readers, not bore them.

10/24/2018 By Holly Beretto

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

double double x

At Murder by the Book, Two Women 'Who Aren’t Afraid to Jump Into the Fray'

Authors DiAnn Mills and Lindsay Emory explain why their novels must always have 'strong women, strong roles.'

10/10/2018 By Holly Beretto

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Lacy Johnson Asks: What is Justice?

The author's latest book, The Reckonings, grapples with all the ways to make the world right.

10/05/2018 By Brittanie Shey

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