Featured Authors

Stephen Harrigan

Stephen Harrigan

Stephen Harrigan has devoted much of his life to exploring and explaining Texas, ever since his familycrossed the Red River from Oklahoma in 1953. He is the author of numerous works of nonfiction andfiction, including the critically acclaimed novels A Friend of Mr....

Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison is the author of eleven novels, from The Bluest Eye (1970) to God Help the Child (2015).She received the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Pulitzer Prize, and the Nobel Prize in Literature.During her life, she was widely regarded as one of the...

Laila Lalami

Laila Lalami

Laila Lalami is the author of Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits, Secret Son, The Other Americans, andThe Moor’s Account, which won the American Book Award, the Arab American Book Award, and theHurston/Wright Legacy Award. The Moor’s Account was also a finalist for the...

R.J. Palacio

R.J. Palacio

R.J. Palacio is the author of the Wonder Book series. Placio's books tell the story of a boy named Auggie who, as the jacket to Wonder states, is "an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face." These heartwarming books enable the reader to experience the story of a...

Karamo Brown

Karamo Brown

Karamo Brown rose to public attention as the "Culture Expert" on Netflix's Queer Eye show. With this role, he has tried to make an impact on the lives of others by teaching them valuable lessons in relating to the world around them in a positive and uplifting way. He...

Tim O’Brien

Tim O’Brien

Popular writer Tim O'Brien has received several prestigious awards, including the National Book Award. Several of books deal with the horrific experiences of soldiers who fought in the Vietnam War, as well as depicting their postwar lives. Although these books are...

Jeremy K. Everett

Jeremy K. Everett

Jeremy Everett is the founder and executive director of the Texas Hunger Initiative (THI) and the Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty, a capacity-building, anti-hunger project within Baylor University. THI partners with federal and state agencies, and numerous faith- and community-based organizations to develop and implement strategies to alleviate hunger through research, policy analysis, education, and community organizing.