Nick Swartsell

Nick Swartsell is a freelance writer and graduate student at the University of Texas.
  • Comanche powwow in Fredericksburg.

    Fort in the Road

    The Texas Rangers Heritage Center will be built on a now-vacant lot next to the Fort Martin Scott—a space that until recently hosted Comanche powwows. Full Story

  • All in the Lansdale Family

    Joe Lansdale is kinda like genre fiction's Ted Williams–he's been remarkably consistent over his long career and he's way out in left field. His daughter Kasey, a country music singer-songwriter and editor, is just as creative. Full Story

  • Jeffrey Kerr on Austin’s Tumultous Beginnings at BookPeople

    It seems like just about everyone loves Austin these days, with noobie residents arriving by the thousands each year and national media crowning it […] Full Story

  • UT Press Launches a Texas-Size Book Series

    Last week, University of Texas Press announced its Texas Bookshelf initiative, a five-year, 16 book effort by some of the state's most esteemed writers to tell the Texas story. The centerpiece of the project will be a comprehensive, full-length history of the state written by Stephen Harrigan, the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author and faculty member at UT's Mitchner Center for Writers. Full Story

  • The Mountain Goats Revisit West Texas

    A little more than a decade ago, a wandering singer-songwriter named John Darnielle released an album under the name of his sometimes-band/sometimes-solo project, The […] Full Story