National Book Critic Circle Awards for 2015 Announced

Poetry Catalogue of Unabashed Gratitudes by Ross Gay Criticism The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson Autobiography Negroland by Margo Jefferson Biography Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Her Daughter Mary Shelley by Charlotte Gordon Nonfiction Dreamland: The True Story of America’s Opiate Epidemic by Sam Quinones Fiction The Sellout by Paul Beatty The John Leonard Prize … Continue reading National Book Critic Circle Awards for 2015 Announced

Hollywood’s Turbulent First Century: A Glimpse at the Beginning Decades of Our Silver Industry

This post comes from Gregory, cinephile and BookPeople manager. “A good movie can take you out of your dull funk and the hopelessness that so often goes with slipping into a theatre; a good movie can make you feel alive again, in contact, not just lost in another city. Good movies make you care, make … Continue reading Hollywood’s Turbulent First Century: A Glimpse at the Beginning Decades of Our Silver Industry

Chris Barton & BookKids talk about THE AMAZING AGE OF JOHN ROY LYNCH

The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch, is a new picture book biography created by two Austinites - author Chris Barton, and illustrator Don Tate. Eight years in the making, this incredible, emotional, and important book about a unique and brave person is finally here and garnering praise. Published while the United States has its … Continue reading Chris Barton & BookKids talk about THE AMAZING AGE OF JOHN ROY LYNCH

Stand Up Sit Down Book Club: FLIP by Kevin Cook

~ post by Steve(n)After reading all about the inimitable Flip Wilson in Kevin Cook's astonishing new biography Flip, the Stand Up Sit Down book club foolhardily decided to travel through history, collecting comedy giants from the past, present, and future to make their next meeting the stuff of legend. Unfortunately, this team of time-traveling twiddlers … Continue reading Stand Up Sit Down Book Club: FLIP by Kevin Cook