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

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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

Lolly Willowes

A Forgotten Masterpiece Gets Its Second Act On Stage

After winning a race against the BBC to secure the dramatic rights, a Houston group will premiere its chamber opera adaptation of Sylvia Townsend Warner’s Lolly Willowes.

04/16/2019 By Hannah Che

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

Page to screen

The Passage Finally Premieres on Fox This Monday

Based on Houston author Justin Cronin's addictive book trilogy, the TV adaptation finally arrives on the small screen.

01/14/2019 By Morgan Kinney

yas queen

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

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

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