Edward Carey and Gregory Maguire joined online last month us for a most enchanting night to celebrate's Carey's latest, The Swallowed Man. Cozy up and enjoy a replay of this magical engagement! In The Swallowed Man, the ingenious storyteller Edward Carey returns to reimagine a time-honored fable: the story of an impatient father, a rebellious … Continue reading Virtual Event Replay: Edward Carey + Gregory Maguire
January closes on a high note. This week's new releases offer startling, sometimes fantastic, looks at the stories that we tell ourselves, each one surprising and profound in its own way. And then there's a real funny book about Podcasting. Scroll down for more and see which author's we've got dropping by for virtual events … Continue reading What’s So Funny ‘Bout Peace, Love, and New Books: New Releases for the Week of 1/25
This week's new releases are major! Our wares include MysteryPeople's top pick of the month, titles by author's we'll be hosting virtually throughout the month, and yet another much talked-about memoir about you know who. Plus, check out all the shiny new releases with a brand new paperback look—all of them favorites when they first came out in … Continue reading Oodles of New Books and Events!
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
It’s here, the book we’ve all been waiting for, the epic conclusion to Austin author and illustrator Edward Carey’s Iremonger Trilogy, Lungdon. Carey has taken us through The Heap House, digging up secrets and whispering to objects; he’s opened our eyes to Foulsham as objects change to people and people change to objects; and now … Continue reading An Uncommon Evening with Edward Carey
Last year, bestselling author Sherman Alexie issued a call to arms to authors nationwide: show your support of your local independent bookstore by volunteering to work! And thus was born Indies First, happening for the second consecutive year on Small Business Saturday, November 29. This Saturday, Austin authors Edward Carey, Mark Pryor & Meg Gardiner are … Continue reading Indies First Q&A with Edward Carey
At the end of Edward Carey's slide show introducing the weird, wise, and wonderful characters from his new middle-grade series, The Iremonger Trilogy, the audience leaped to their feet, delivered a well-deserved round of applause, and dove for their cameras. Not to photograph Carey, though he is quite photogenic, but to photograph the confection baked … Continue reading Edward Carey’s Heap House reading: Birth Objects and a Trash-Strewn Cake
Edward Carey is indeed a local-to-Austin author, but his new young adult series, The Iremonger Trilogy, couldn't have fewer breakfast tacos or intense moments of Texas sun. Indeed, Carey's Heap House, the first book in the trilogy, is blanketed in the delicious gray gloom of his native England, taking his readers to an unusual trash … Continue reading Edward Carey’s Heap House: Victorian London’s Most Unusual Mountain of Trash