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Idalia—Not Sandy—Valles Talks Queen of the South Season Three

We catch up with the Houston-born actress to chat embracing her identity and contemplating the cartel life on her USA Network narco-drama.

06/18/2018 By Alexis Vargas

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

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

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

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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

Editor's Note

When a Tale of Torture Is Oddly Relaxing

Reading a novel—no matter how gruesome the plot—is one way to relax during Houston summers.

05/25/2017 By Catherine Matusow

Reading

The Girl on the Train Author Paula Hawkins Reads from Her Newest Page Turner

The bestselling writer stops by Houston to discuss and sign her newest novel, Into the Water.

05/15/2017 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Culture Compass

Ann Patchett on Her Newest Novel and the Future of Local Bookstores

The Nashville novelist reads from her lastest, Commonwealth, tonight at the Alley Theatre.

08/22/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Bayougraphy

How Life Feels for Best-Selling Author Justin Cronin

A Houston author, and a trilogy of books about much more than vampires.

04/28/2016 By Daniel Carlson