This weekend: Poets & Writers LIVE at the Blanton Museum

This Saturday, January 9, 2016,¬†Poets & Writers magazine will present a celebration of creativity at the Blanton Museum of Art. The magazine's editors will be joined by authors (many of them local) for a series of lectures, workshops and multimedia presentations "exploring the literary imagination, innovation on the page, writing in multiple genres, and uncommon … Continue reading This weekend: Poets & Writers LIVE at the Blanton Museum

News from the Book Multiverse

Hello Friends and Intrepid Explorers of the great and unfathomable depths of the eternally expanding, perpetually ineffable, gloriously vast and deliciously mysterious book multiverse! As ever, we here at the BookPeople blog have returned from our own amazing adventures sailing said galactic seas to bring you the latest in newsy goodness from the far reaches … Continue reading News from the Book Multiverse

Ben Fountain Overcomes the “Genius” Title

D Magazine has a great piece this week about Ben Fountain, author of the critically acclaimed story collection Brief Encounters with Che Guevara. The article discusses Fountain's struggle after Malcolm Gladwell bestowed upon Fountain the title of "genius" in a New Yorker essay, which put more than a little pressure on the book he was … Continue reading Ben Fountain Overcomes the “Genius” Title