Lone Star Reviews / Previews

House of Stone is quickly and evenly paced until it begins coursing toward the denouement, flinging jaw-dropping twists amidst the factional, fractional, bloody birth of Zimbabwe, with mordant wit and keen characterization.

Natalia Trevin᷃o reviews San Antonio poet Naomi Shihab Nye's newest poetry collection, The Tiny Journalist

Lone Star Listens / Out and About

An interview with poet John Poch of Lubbock

In our first interview for Poetry Month, Houston's Lupe Méndez talks about writing, teaching, activism, and his new poetry collection, Why I Am Like Tequila.

Texas Reads / Texas Talks

Sarah B. Smith tells how early-onset Alzheimer’s affected not only her mom but the entire family and close friends in her moving, spiritual account, Broken Beauty: Piecing Together Lives Shattered by Early-Onset Alzheimer’s.

Author Glenn Dromgoole asks for writers to keep in mind the higher purpose of punctuation

News Briefs

The Texas Book Festival (TBF) announced the winners of its 2019 Texas Library Grants at the Texas Library Association conference in Austin today. Forty-one public libraries across thirty-six Texas counties received grants totaling $100,500. 

Nine students have won the state round of the 2019 Letters About Literature competition, sponsored in part by the Texas Center for the Book (TCFB).

Bexar County’s BiblioTech is launching a contest designed to reward the best independently published authors in Texas.

The American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) has compiled its annual list of the most frequently challenged books in the U.S. in order to inform the public about censorship in libraries and schools.