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

Summertime is here

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, May 31–June 2

Birthday parties, comedy, accordions, and more await.

05/31/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Perfect Party

June's Perfect Party: Summer-in-the-City Edition

Hurricanes are definitely not invited.

05/24/2019 By Catherine Matusow

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

Weekend read

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, April 26–28

Support local shops for Saturday's Independent Bookstore Day, plus a bunch more ideas.

04/26/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Poetry

Ryan Paradiso Puts His Neck Out for Nick Flynn (and Other Friends)

The Marfa-based arts and literature journal comes to Houston for an event with heavyweight writers and poets.

03/27/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Perfect Party

April's Perfect Party: Here-Kitty-Kitty Edition

A tiger discovered by a stoner is definitely on our invite list this month.

03/25/2019 By Catherine Matusow

baby bard

Shakespeare for Babies Is Exactly What It Sounds Like

Houston's Erin Nelsen Parekh is back with her second Bard-inspired children's book, The Wild Waves Whist.

03/20/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Perfect Party

March's Perfect Party: Cheer-Up-Puddles Edition

The Puddles Pity Party is coming through town this month, and the melancholy singer appears to need a little cheering up. We’ve got you, Puddles.

02/25/2019 By Catherine Matusow

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

Perfect Party

February's Perfect Party: Bring-On-the-Smoked-Meat Edition

Barbecue pitmasters will always have a seat at our table.

01/28/2019 By Catherine Matusow

fresh start

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Jan. 4–6

Should you buy a boat? Read books with your dog? Actually see a local band? You decide.

01/03/2019 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

Hawk Eye

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Nov. 23–25

A few ideas to escape from the fam this holiday weekend.

11/22/2018 By Morgan Kinney

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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

Fall Arts

The 2018 Fall Arts Guide

From the avant-garde to agreed-upon classics, these are the cultural events of the season.

08/17/2018 By Chris Gray and Morgan Kinney

Fall Arts Guide 2018

What Houston Bookworms Are Most Excited to Read This Fall

And the readings we're excited about, too.

08/17/2018 By Chris Gray