ACM Literature

From raucous westerns to sprawling, historical epics, Texas has inspired writing almost as great as the Lone Star State itself. From Katherine Anne Porter to Sarah Bird, Larry McMurtry to Louis Sachar, and Mary Karr to Molly Ivins, our rich literary landscape continues to grow, as local publishers, journals and reading series flourish. In this ongoing series, we will feature fiction, humor, poetry, creative essays and more from Central Texas' promising new writers, plus exclusive excerpts from our favorite local authors.

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Resistencia Bookstore: A historical haven for the oppressed and the go-to place for rare texts

By Gabino Iglesias - May 31st, 2012

Raúl R. Salinas was born in San Antonio and grew up in East Austin. He passed away in 2008, but what he did with his life still stands today, both literally and figuratively. Salinas is lauded as one of the most ...

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Man Made author Joel Stein visits Austin, calls Austin dudes ‘perfect hybrid’ of manliness

By Sofia Sokolove - July 3rd, 2012

Sipping his tea and daintily eating a fig, sitting with one leg crossed over the other in the main lobby of the indulgent Lake Austin Spa and Resort, Joel Stein — Time Magazine columnist and author of the recently released book Man Made ...