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A guide to new and upcoming Texas-related books

1:31 pm Jun. 1, 2016

The Texas literary scene is still raining books. The accompanying photo shows a few of the Texas-related tomes that are just out or on their way to bookstores soon. The list isn’t comprehensive but is

Chatting with Austin author Dominic Smith

1:39 pm Apr. 12, 2016

My interview with Austin novelist Dominic Smith, whose latest is “The Last Painting of Sara de Vos,” is scheduled to run Sunday, but as usual, I had to leave out parts of the interview to

New Fiction Confab set for April 23

10:57 am Mar. 31, 2016

The seventh annual New Fiction Confab will be held on Saturday, April 23 at the John Henry Faul Central Library at 800 Guadalupe St.

This year’s event will feature Kirk Lynn (“Rules for Werewolves”), Karan Mahajan

A chat with Harrigan

11:05 am Jan. 22, 2016

I sat down recently to talk with Austin author Stephen Harrigan about his upcoming book, “A Friend of Mr. Lincoln,” and the story about his new book is scheduled to be published Jan. 31.

But as

AMC approves drama series ‘The Son’

2:13 pm Jan. 14, 2016

A new TV series on AMC will be based on Austin author Philipp Meyer’s “The Son,” a sprawling epic with multiple viewpoints about the Texas oil industry.

The adaptation for TV was written by Meyer, Lee

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.

And