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Letters to Texas

The life and times of celebrated author Shelby Hearon. You can practically smell the kolaches in Shelby Hearon’s 1991 book Hug Dancing, when her heroine visits...

 
 

Ransom Center Acquires Gabriel García Márquez Archive

In the 1950s, Gabriel García Márquez was a young journalist at the Bogotá newspaper El Espectador. He pulled long hours writing movie reviews, editorials,...

 
 

Borges in Texas

The forgotten story of a literary giant who walked the Forty Acres. A man walks into an enormous auditorium—seats filled, people crowding at the back. Blind,...

 
 

Good Reads: September | October 2014

New Books of Interest to the Longhorn Universe Above the East China Sea By Sarah Bird, MA ’76 The 82-day Battle of Okinawa claimed the lives of at least 12,000...

 
 

A Different Kind of Adult Bookstore

A quirky bookstore is bringing new life to Austin’s poetry scene. Not long after Malvern Books opened a year ago, an elderly gentleman stuck his head in the door,...

 
 

The Way Back: A Poet’s Love of Texas

Borges with UT professor Miguel Gonzalez-Gerth outside Batts Hall. In 1961, Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges was aging and mostly blind, but his international...

 
 

Ransom Center Adds Ian McEwan Archive

At age 11, Ian McEwan earned a B in his English class. “Has done well—sometimes careless,” noted his teacher in the margin of his report card. She...

 
 

The Play’s the Thing

After 400 years, we still have much to learn from Shakespeare. In an educational climate focused on buzzwords like efficiency, STEM, and MOOCs, one UT scholar reminds...

 
 

Ransom Center Acquires 21 Unpublished J. D. Salinger Letters

J.D. Salinger may have led a private life, but even a century’s time couldn’t hide the extent of his talent. UT’s world-class humanities archive, the...

 
 

Did This Alum Write the Great American Novel? [Podcast]

Philipp Meyer’s second book, The Son, has been called arguably the best American novel of the century so far. The author, a graduate of UT’s acclaimed...

 
 
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