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

Youth Fiction Writing Contest entries being accepted

10:47 am Mar. 29, 2016

Entries are being accepted for the 2016 Youth Fiction Writing Contest until July 1, and this year’s theme is “Note to Self.”

The contest is hosted by the Texas Book Festival and the Division of Diversity

Texas Book Fest raising money for Reading Rock Stars

3:59 pm Mar. 8, 2016

If you’re a fan of the Texas Book Festival, here’s a chance to help their programs. Beginning today, the festival’s Amplify Austin campaign has set a goal of raising $15,000 for Reading Rock Stars, a

Exploring Cuba via boxing at the Texas Book Festival

2:57 pm Oct. 18, 2015

Canadian writer and filmmaker Brin-Jonathan Butler spent more than a decade in Cuba where he examined the life-changing decision that boxing champions there face – stay in Cuba or defect to America and enjoy a

Texas Book Fest celebrates Sandra Cisneros

6:17 pm Oct. 17, 2015

Author Sandra Cisneros took a look at the raised pulpit at Central Presbyterian Church during the Texas Book Festival on Saturday and asked the packed audience in the pews, “Should I read from up there?”


Lemony Snicket at Texas Book Fest

1:31 pm Oct. 17, 2015

Bridget Grumet of the American-Statesman staff has this report from the Lemony Snicket event:

The suited man on stage at the Paramount Theatre said he wasn’t Lemony Snicket, but as any fan of the enigmatic children’s