Here at The Texas Observer we love books. We read them on unbound manuscript pages, in review galleys, in hardback and paperback. We read […]
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Black heaps far more gravitas on her characters than they can support; the mysteries fizzle undramatically; and narrator Clare is despicable.
Celebrated short story writer George Saunders was born in Amarillo, Texas, in 1958, and that’s pretty well the extent of his Texas connection. Saunders […]
In 2012, Tucson, AZ removed dozens of ethnic studies books from classrooms. Here are the books by Texas authors.
I have a confession: I’ve never understood David Foster Wallace, that literary figure of monumental proportions who delighted readers with no small output of […]
In the early 1970s, Frank Erwin dominated higher education in the public University of Texas System of colleges and universities. He was a key […]
Singer-songwriter Steve Earle sits down with Managing Editor Michael May to talk about his new book, I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive.
Success made Rodney Crowell,but in a roundabout way. The Texas musician, known as a songwriter’s songwriter, has written a memoir about his childhood in […]