-- post by Meghan G. Are you a young writer looking to hone your craft and get some real world feedback about your work? If so, we a very exciting opportunity you should know about. As programming partners for the Texas Teen Book Festival, we are thrilled to announce an exciting new writing contest for teens. Thanks to a … Continue reading Calling All Teen Writers – #TTBF Writing Contest!
BookPeople is proud to partner with the Austin American-Statesman for our monthly Statesman Selects program. Each month, we get together to select one book you absolutely must not miss. The Statesman Selects pick for March is the debut novel by Austin author Jill Alexander Essbaum, Hausfrau. Pick up a copy of the Statesman on Sunday, March 22 to read … Continue reading Statesman Selects: HAUSFRAU
We were pleased to host Elizabeth McCracken for the release of Thunderstruck & Other Stories back in April of 2014 and are excited that the National Book Award nominee is receiving the much lauded Story Prize. She joins the company of other great writers like George Saunders, Mary Gordon, and Anthony Doerr as recipients. … Continue reading Austin Author Elizabeth McCracken Wins 2014 Story Prize! Congratulations From BookPeople!
We are very excited to announce the inaugural pick of our brand new Trust Fall book club is the fabulous new novel Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel! “I wanted to write a love letter to the modern world, and a way to write about all these things we take for granted was to write about … Continue reading Trust Fall #1 Pick Revealed!
We’re happy to announce that the Statesman Selects pick for August is Lucky Us by Amy Bloom. Bloom is one of our favorite writers. Her new novel is an absorbing tale of two sisters who travel across 1940s America and into adulthood. Bloom follows Iris and Eva from coast to coast, lover to lover, at a riveting pace. We’re … Continue reading Statesman Selects: LUCKY US by Amy Bloom
Ooooooh, Raul scored an advance copy of The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell. Here's what he has to say: "Mitchell has a marvelous way of describing characters who are willing to risk everything for friendship and love. His writing will grab your attention for its emotional complexity and imaginative play on what is and what could be. … Continue reading Sneak Peek of THE BONE CLOCKS by David Mitchell
Random House has announced a fourth book from bestselling author Gary Shteyngart, according to the New York Times. Currently titled Hotel Solitaire with a 2017 pub date, the novel is described by Shteyngart as, "...a family drama set in the high-stakes world of global finance, moving from upstate New York to Shanghai, Mumbai, Dubai... It’s about how power is … Continue reading Shteyngart Penning ‘International Thriller’
BookPeople is excited to announce we're hosting a special in-store event with bestselling author & Huffington Post editor-in-chief Arianna Huffington on Friday, April 11 at 3pm. Huffington will speak about and sign her new book, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder. EVENT INFORMATION This event will take place at … Continue reading Arianna Huffington Comes to BookPeople!
George Saunders, veritable King of the Short Story at this point, has gone ahead and won yet another thing, this time in England. Moments ago, Saunders was announced the winner of the inaugural Folio Prize for his can't-beat-it-don't-even-try collection, Tenth of December (published by Bloomsbury Books over in the UK; Random House here in the US). From … Continue reading George Saunders Wins The Folio Prize
One More Thing: Stories And Other Stories by B. J. Novak Reviewed by Steve(n) Tightrope-walking between the heartfelt and the absurd, the short fiction of BJ Novak balances high above saccharine whimsy, but, when it does take a deliberate tumble into irreverrent silliness, it climbs back into its native, rarefied air with a guilty, knowing grin … Continue reading Review: ONE MORE THING by B. J. Novak