Houston writer Chris Cander shown with her latest novel, "The Young of Other Animals."

Houston Matters

How a violent attack as a young student inspired Chris Cander’s latest novel

Posted on · As a young student, Houston writer Chris Cander was the victim of a violent attack -- something she hardly spoke of for years. She's opening up about the experience and using it as the basis of her latest novel, "The Young of Other Animals."

Texas writer Ben Fountain's latest novel, Devil Makes Three.

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Writer Ben Fountain explains what the rest of the world can learn from Haiti

Posted on · The Texas writer has set his latest novel, "Devil Makes Three," in Haiti, a place Fountain became fascinated with as a young man and has visited more than 40 times. He says what Haiti has experienced over its history is starting to hit a little closer to home right now for countries like the United States.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen signs books following his Inprint reading on Nov. 13, 2017, at Rice University's Stude Concert Hall.

Arts & Culture Politics

Pulitzer Prize-winning author who signed letter calling for ceasefire in Gaza has event moved from Houston synagogue

Posted on · It was the second time in less than two weeks that a Jewish organization scrapped an event featuring Viet Thanh Nguyen, who was among 750 artists and writers in North America and Europe who signed an open letter that expressed criticism of Israel.

Ruth Robertson in front of Angel Falls in 1949

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How Ruth Robertson’s expedition to the world’s tallest waterfall succeeded when many men failed

Posted on · The story of the photographer, who spent her later years in the Houston area, and her historic 1949 expedition is told in "Angel Falls," a new historical fiction novel from writer Kathryn Casey.

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