Earlier this month we had the pleasure of hosting Lara Prescott, Austin author and Michener Center gradute, with her debut novel, The Secrets We Kept. It spins a yarn of secretaries turned spies and the covert CIA operation to undermine the Soviet regime using one of the greatest love stories of all time, Boris Pasternak's Doctor Zhivago. … Continue reading The BookPeople Podcast with Lara Prescott!
Earlier this month we were joined by professor of history at Rice University, W. Caleb McDaniel, for a reading and discussion of his new book, Sweet Taste of Liberty. His latest recounts the true story of Henrietta Wood — a woman who survived slavery twice and won a landmark restitution case — and imparts a lesson … Continue reading A Stirring Tale of Justice On This Week’s Podcast Episode
This week on The BookPeople Podcast we have a very special presentation perfect for the hard-boiled, noir enthusiast. To celebrate the twentieth anniversary of Stark House Press, a reprint publisher of early to mid-twentieth century genre fiction, and the release of their latest title, The Best of Manhunt, Crime Fiction Coordinator Scott Montgomery organized a discussion on crime … Continue reading The BookPeople Podcast Goes NOIR!
Last week we had the opportunity of hosting David Lagercrantz in-store to present his latest entry in the Millenium Series, The Girl Who Lived Twice. He sat down with local mystery writer Chandler Baker (The Whisper Network, 2019) to discuss the challenges overcome in continuing the much-lauded and bestselling series Stieg Larsson began, writing the singular … Continue reading The BookPeople Podcast Presents: David Lagercrantz
Hello, BookFriends! We've got a special treat for you this week on the BookPeople Podcast: we've just made our recording of the Téa Obreht event LIVE! The acclaimed author of The Tiger's Wife stopped by the store this week to read and sign from her latest, Inland. She spoke to us at length about the inspiration behind her most recent … Continue reading New Podcast Episode featuring Téa Obreht
This week on The BookPeople Podcast we have a very special episode with debut author Kimberly King Parsons! A Texas native, the stories featured in Parsons's collection center mostly on life in the oft-neglected Panhandle, they are imbued with that strange, scrappy Lone Star attitude and erupt off the page. Black Light is also a bookseller favorite. Our … Continue reading New Podcast Episode featuring a Texas Native
This week's installment of the BookPeople podcast is a punk-rockin' hoot. Earlier this month we hosted John Doe of Los Angeles-based punk band X presenting More Fun in the New World with filmmaker and contributor to the book, Bill Morgan. Picking up where Under the Big Black Sun left off, More Fun in the New World explores the years 1982 … Continue reading New Podcast featuring: John Doe of X!
Back in July we hosted Alex Espinoza for a reading and Q&A on Cruising: An Intimate History of a Radical Pastime. In Cruising, acclaimed author Alex Espinoza takes readers on an uncensored journey through the underground, to reveal the timeless art of cruising. Combining historical research and oral history with his own personal experience, Espinoza examines the … Continue reading New Podcast with Alex Espinoza
Last week we were joined by Lydia Slaby as she discussed Wait, It Gets Worse, her story of cancer recovery, piecing back together a floundering marriage and career, and finding her self-worth again. Alexis Jones joined Lydia in conversation. We've still got signed copies, too. Don't miss your chance to stop by the store or shop … Continue reading New Podcast with Lydia Slaby
BookFriends, did you happen to miss our event with Chuck Klosterman - author of Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, Fargo Rock City, and, most recently, Raised in Captivity? You're in luck - you can now replay this uproariously funny and insightful event featuring Klosterman in conversation with writer and San Antonio Spurs super fan, Shea Serrano. Laugh along … Continue reading New Podcast with Chuck Klosterman and Shea Serrano