So, a lot of literary awesomeness is about to occur, and we’re pretty darn giddy about it. Let us break it down for y’all.
First of all, if you still haven’t heard (maybe, say, via CultureMap, or Facebook?), we’re hosting the brilliant Kevin Wilson for a reading and signing of his debut novel The Family Fang this Tuesday, May 22, at BookPeople. The novel is bizarre, beautiful, and utterly compelling, and judging from his conversation with ASF’s Outreach Coordinator Liz Wyckoff, Wilson himself is just as compelling as his stories.
Tomorrow, Thursday, May 17, at 7 pm, the lovely and local Elizabeth Crane , who writes rockin’ short stories and whose debut novel We Only Know So Much is out this July, will be at Domy for Make in TEXAS, an evening of readings and presentations. Katie Geha, Taco, and others are joining Crane, and you probably should too.
Pulitzer Prize-winning Robert Caro will be in town at the Bullock Texas History Museum next Tuesday, May 22, at 7 pm for a signing and conversation with Texas Monthly’s Brian Sweany on the The Passage of Power, Caro’s fourth installment in his series The Years of Lyndon Johnson, a work that everyone, including Bill Clinton, can’t stop talking about.
Another Austinite author has reason to celebrate: Owen Egerton’s novel The Book of Harold is out in paperback from Soft Skull, and he’ll be celebrating with a reading at BookPeople. Help kick off his book tour next Thursday, May 24, at 7 pm with local beer and cheap box wine.