Up Next: We’re reading and discussing Laurie Ann Guerrero’s collection of poems in the TCU Texas Poets Laureate Series: I have Eaten the Rattlesnake. The discussion will be moderated by Xelena González, the upcoming title Remembering (Simon & Schuster, 2023).
We’re reading and discussing Deb Olin Unferth’s novel Barn 8 (Graywolf, 2020), named a best book of 2020 by NPR, Slate, Austin Chronicle, and Literary Hub. This session will be moderated by Elizabeth McCracken, the author of seven books, including Thunderstruck & Other Stories and The Souvenir Museum.
UP NEXT: We’re reading and discussing Marisol Cortez’s Luz at Midnight, 2021 Winner of the Texas Institute of Letters’ Sergio Troncoso Award for Best First Book of Fiction. Deeply embedded in the landscapes of South Texas, Luz at Midnight tells the story of an ill-timed love that unfolds in the time of climate change.
We’re chatting with Octavio Quintanilla discussing his novel, If I Go Missing, with guest moderator Natalia Treviño.
THE BOOK An astonishing debut, If I Go Missing is timely, fearless, and necessary. In these poems, Octavio Quintanilla measures displacement with language and grapples with the longing to begin anew, to return to what was left unsaid, undone. Redemption is not always possible in the geography of these poems, but there is always a sense of hope. And by this pulse we are guided, the poet’s unmistakable voice that, finally, clears the way so we may find our bearing.
UP NEXT: We’re reading and discussing Rebekah Manley’s Alexandra and the Awful, Awkward, No Fun, Truly BadDates: Picture Book Parody for Adults. This conversation will be moderated by Amy Gentry, author of the feminist thrillers Good as Gone, Last Woman Standing, and Bad Habits.