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What to read right now: Elizabeth Crook on her new novel and books every Texan should read

By Sofia Sokolove

On a Tuesday evening in late May, at the kickoff event for the 2014 Mayor’s Book Club, Austin novelist Elizabeth Crook, said very sweetly in her slight Texas-twang, “I wasn&rs ...

Conversations about Literature

On the eve of local appearances, Ben Fountain talks Iraq War, high-achieving hipsters and Austin v. Dallas

By Sofia Sokolove

For this year's Mayor’s Book Club, an annual citywide reading campaign sponsored by the Austin Public Library Foundation, Austin mayor Lee Leffingwell selected two National Book Award Fin ...

culturemap interview

True Confessions and tough love: A conversation with Illumine Award-winning author Sarah Bird

By Amy Gentry

Novelist Sarah Bird credits the Austin Public Library with saving her from a fate worse than death. The year was 1973. Bird had followed her boyfriend to Austin, and then watched helplessly as ...

Go Red for Women

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Get inspired. Get informed. Join health and fitness experts, medical professionals, and women like you to hear the concrete steps you can take today for better heart health. Keynote Speaker Sar

Books Aplenty

So many authors, so little time: Planning out your 2011 Texas Book Festival, part 1

By Michael Graupmann

The Texas Book Festival is still two weekends away, but it can't get here fast enough for the excited bibliophiles that are counting down the days. The Festival runs over two days, Saturday and ...

Celebrate Reading

Paula Deen, Lisa Loeb, Two Chucks: Texas Book Festival announces their star-studded lineup

By Michael Graupmann

The Texas Book Festival announced their list of attending authors for this year's festival. And like always, it's gonna be one huge lit party. From local to international writers, young ...

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