For his biographies of Robert Moses and Lyndon Johnson, Robert A. Caro has twice won the Pulitzer Prize, twice won the National Book Award, three times won the National Book Critics Circle Award, and has also won virtually every other major literary honor, including the Gold Medal in Biography from the American Academy of Arts and … Continue reading New Podcast: Robert Caro
On Saturday, November 28, we celebrated Small Business Saturday and #IndiesFirst with over a dozen Austin authors. They stopped by to support their local indie bookstore and keep us well-stocked with signed copies of their books. We're fortunate to live in a city rich with writers who give us great new books to read all year long. … Continue reading Austin Authors Keep #IndiesFirst!
HARDCOVER FICTION Area X: The Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer Here they are, all in one sweet hardcover volume, VanderMeer's Southern Reach Trilogy: Annihilation; Authority; and Acceptance. You loved them in their individual paperback editions, now manage this acclaimed sci fi series (a favorite among our booksellers) in one easy-to-carry book. Joe T. says: "These novels … Continue reading New Releases – 11/18/14
Last year, I read a book that has continued to haunt me. I find myself thinking about it, puzzling over its structure, its twists and turns and endless fascinating layers. It was an unsuspecting novel by Kristopher Jansma, his first, that I picked up one day on a whim and couldn’t put down: The Unchangeable … Continue reading The Writer’s Life & The Intricacies of the Creative Process
~post by Julie Several Short Sentences About Writing by Verlyn Klinkenborg The writing book for the writer who's read all the writing books. Klinkenborg is all about sentences. Make every sentence justify its existence. Let the unspoken between sentences speak for itself. This book is written in what I can best describe as free verse. There … Continue reading Recommended Gifts for Writers