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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 ...

Texas Book Fest Local Lit Picks

4 x 4: Texas Book Fest director picks top 4 Austin literary spots and 4 local authors she loves

By Sofia Sokolove

Steph Opitz, Texas Book Festival’s new literary director, has been in Austin just since the beginning of the summer, but she’s already staked out her favorite coffee shops and made fast ...

Buffalo Altar: A Texas Symphony

Bullock Texas State History Museum

The result of a collaboration between composer J. Todd Frazier and writer Stephen Harrigan, Buffalo Altar: A Texas Symphony is based on the story of an archeological discovery of a 10,000 year

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Texas values: Buffalo Altar: A Texas Symphony celebrates the Lone Star spirit — where oil & water mix

By Joel Luks

"But like I said, I ain't complaining," C.L. Pettigrew Sr., an 81-year-old oilman, asserts while looking back at six decades of drilling for black gold. He reminisces about the Goldsm ...

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Local philanthropist Marc Winkelman to be honored at inaugural Illumine Awards

By Ashlea Miller

When the Austin Public Library Friends Foundation holds its first-ever Illumine Awards on Nov. 18th to recognize Austin’s best literary talent, Marc Winkelman will be the only honoree who isn ...

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Texas State Cemetery explores literature, history and the scandalously deceased

By Katie Pengra

In the middle of east Austin there are two men who surround themselves with death. Each day they go to their workplace - which is quiet, but a little crowded considering they share the space with 4 ...

Five Questions

Talking to Texas author Stephen Harrigan

By John T Davis

Austin author Stephen Harrigan has written for magazines, film and television, but it is as a novelist that he made his most enduring mark. His sweeping historic epic, 2000's Gates of the A ...

BookPeople presents: Stephen Harrigan - Remember Ben Clayton


Stephen Harrigan, author of the acclaimed bestseller The Gates of the Alamo, will speak and sign his latest novel, Remember Ben Clayton. Set in West Texas, Remember Ben Clayton tells the story

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