Lone Star Reviews and Previews

The Last Year of the War by Susan Meissner is a passionate study on humankind’s ability to endure and hope and dream during times of uncertainty, loss, and deprivation.

Angel Thieves is a striking depiction of familial devotion, the harsh cry for freedom, and tender new love.

Lone Star Listens

Houston's Bryan Washington on his debut story collection, LOT: STORIES, "Bayou Diaries," sacred spaces, and the global lingua franca

Tshuma speaks about "African writing," complex consciousness, embracing messiness, and the best breakfast in Houston 

Texas Reads

These oversized volumes feature spectacular color photos and art work, and they make nice gifts

Texas medical pioneer still holds surgical record

News Briefs

The Whiting Awards jury has announced this year’s ten winners in fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and drama. Two winners picking up the $50,000 prize are from Texas.

The Texas State Legislature, in partnership with the Texas Commission on the Arts, will make appointments on Monday, March 25, 2019 to the positions of state poet laureate, state musician, state two-dimensional artist, and state three-dimensional artist.

The Texas Institute of Letters has announced the selection of thirteen recipients of their Annual TIL Literary Awards based on the careful review of exemplary, recently published works. More than $21,000 in award monies will be given to the recipients at the annual TIL Awards Banquet, which this year is scheduled to take place April 27th in McAllen, Texas.

Lone Star Literary Life attended the Friends of the Fort Worth Library's 8th biennial induction ceremony for the Texas Literary Hall of Fame Friday, March 15, 2019.