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Newbery goes to ‘Last Stop’

10:45 am Jan. 11, 2016

Matt de la Pena won the Newbery Medal for the best children’s book of 2015, “Last Stop on Market Street.”

De la Pena, a  California native who lives in Brooklyn, is a frequent visitor to such

MLA convention coming to Austin

12:56 pm Jan. 4, 2016

More than 7,500 scholars will hold their first-ever meeting in Austin this week as part of the annual Modern Language Association convention, with about 840 sessions featuring the presentation of academic papers, debates of cultural

UT paid $2.2 million for Garcia Marquez archive

3:25 pm Feb. 25, 2015

The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas said Wednesday that it spent $2.2 million to acquire the archive of Latin American literary giant Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

It was ordered to do so by the office of the Texas attorney general Feb. 19, in response to freedom of information requests filed by the Austin American-Statesman and the Associated Press.

UT tries to keep Garcia Marquez archive price secret

11:16 am Dec. 11, 2014

The university is asking Attorney General Greg Abbott for permission to keep those details secret.

In its letter to Abbott, the university said that “the responsive documents have applicable exceptions to disclosure. Accordingly, we reserve all