Austin author Chris Barton has written over 15 books, with a strong emphasis on emotionally nuanced, meticulously researched nonfiction. In his upcoming release from Lerner Books, All of a Sudden and Forever: Help and Healing After the Oklahoma City Bombing, he tackles the aftermath of a terrible tragedy with sensitivity and hope. The book -- to be published just weeks before … Continue reading Q&A with Chris Barton
A video interview with former White House Photographer Pete Souza and Teen Press Corps journalist Xander Christou! Guess what, friends? We learned a big lesson recently: IT NEVER HURTS TO ASK! Pete Souza, former Official White House Photographer, was coming to the store to celebrate the paperback release of his book, Shade. So we asked … Continue reading Teen Thursday: Interview with Pete Souza
We’re thrilled to host Austin author Cate Berry this Sunday, November 3rd at 2 PM to celebrate her second picture book, Chicken Break! Mark your calendars and check out our Q&A with Cate below! BookPeople: OK, obvious first question: What came first, the chicken or the egg? Cate Berry: Chicken! No, egg! The egg would … Continue reading BookKids: Q&A with Cate Berry!
We talk to local author Lindsay Leslie about her upcoming book Nova the Star Eater, cool space facts, and pie! Check out the Q&A below and pre-order a signed, personalized copy here. Lindsay Leslie is one of our talented local authors! We hosted her for the release of her first picture book, the wonderfully creative … Continue reading BookKids: Q&A with Lindsay Leslie!
Our booksellers are huge fans of Ottessa Moshfegh’s work, including her new novel, My Year of Rest and Relaxation. We find her work weird, funny, thought-provoking, and just downright cool. As Mat put it, “Moshfegh’s writing is like willfully being kicked in the throat… Her books are a lot like drugs, and I am hooked.” … Continue reading Q&A with Ottessa Moshfegh
Kevin Powers' first book, The Yellow Birds, won the Pen/Hemingway prize for first book and was a finalist for the National Book Award for fiction. Powers' new novel, A Shout in the Ruins, weaves together stories that span over a century of life in the post-Civil War South. Kevin Powers was kind enough to answer our questions ahead of … Continue reading Kevin Powers on his influences, favorite books, & more
Comic book writer Charles Soule stops by the store this Wednesday, April 25 at 7 p.m. to discuss his first novel, The Oracle Year. Check out his answers to The BookPeople Questionnaire below. BP: What are you reading these days? CS: I’m in the middle of a bunch of books right now, which is … Continue reading Charles Soule on music, lightsabers & writing in pencil
Christopher Moore stops by the store Tuesday, April 24 at 7 p.m. to discuss his new novel, Noir, a parody of hard-boiled detective fiction. Check out Moore's answers to The BookPeople Questionnaire below! BP: What are you reading these days? CM: Jack London’s San Francisco Stories by Jack London, Cringeworthy: A Theory of Awkwardness by Melissa … Continue reading Christopher Moore on his literary influences, the Russian River & marine biology
New York Times-bestselling author Meg Wolitzer stops by the store this Wednesday, April 18 at 7 p.m. to discuss her new novel, The Female Persuasion. Check out her answers to The BookPeople Questionnaire below! BP: What are you reading these days? MW: Gary Shteyngart’s upcoming Lake Success. A while back, Carmen Maria Machado’s Her Body and Other Parties. BP: … Continue reading Meg Wolitzer on Scrabble, George Eliot & that ‘new-car-smell of a beginning’
Charles Frazier stops by the store Monday, April 16 at 7 p.m. to discuss his new novel Varina, which we predict will be a hit -- Frazier previously penned Cold Mountain! Check out his answers to The BookPeople Questionnaire below. BP: What are you reading these days? CF: Tayari Jones, An American Marriage; Paolo Cognetti, The … Continue reading Charles Frazier on coffee, Asheville & not going to law school