Joe Gross writes on books and culture both popular an un-.

Texas Teen Book Festival announces lineup

10:02 am May. 31, 2016

The Texas Teen Book Festival announced its lineup Tuesday for the Oct. 1 event at St. Edward’s University, and participants include Renee Ahdieh, Sabaa Tahir, Ally Carter, Jeffery Self, Traci Chee and John Corey Whaley.


Texas Teen Book Fest set for Oct. 1

3:03 pm Jan. 13, 2016

The Texas Teen Book Festival has set its date for 2016: Oct. 1 at St. Edward’s University.

The festival is one of that nation’s largest teen book events, usually attracting more than 4,000 readers. In 2015, 32 authors spoke at the fest.

The festival is a joint project of te Texas Book Festival and BookPeople, with support from St. Edward’s University and Humanities Texas, and in partnership with the Badgerdog writing program.

Lots of great Texas-related books coming up

12:01 pm Dec. 4, 2015

Despite high-profile arguments to the contrary, I’ve contended for the past few years that Texas literary culture is no longer the backwater that it once was, with numerous young and old writers doing great work.


Chelsea Clinton coming to Austin for book signing

11:11 am Aug. 12, 2015

Chelsea Clinton, vice chair of the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, will be signing her new book, “It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going,” at 7 p.m. Oct. 8 at