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Humans of San Antonio by Michael Cirlos

Apr 16, 2018 (9:58 am)

Coming in June. Michael Cirlos, the photojournalist behind Humans of San Antonio, started the social media project in 2012, combining photography and storytelling to celebrate the city's growing downtown community. The book Humans of San Antonio is the culmination of five years of his photographs highlighting San Antonio's vibrant culture and...

An Evening with Andre Dubus III at Trinity

Apr 4, 2018 (7:53 am)

Join us for a talk, Q&A and wine reception with New York Times bestselling author Andre Dubus III at Trinity University's Holt Center Gardens on Friday April 13 at 6:30 PM. Dubus is the author of The Garden of Last Days (soon to be a major motion picture), House of Sand and Fog, a #1 New York Times bestseller and finalist for the National Book...

Christopher Merrill at Trinity University

Mar 21, 2018 (8:57 am)

On Wednesday, March 28 at 6 pm at the Trinity University Holt Center, join us for an evening with Christopher Merrill, poet, writer, and director of the International Writing Program at The University of Iowa. Christopher serves on the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO, and has conducted cultural diplomacy missions in over thirty countries...

Margaret Atwood Speaks at Trinity University

Jan 4, 2018 (2:58 pm)

Margaret Atwood, world-renowned novelist and author of The Handmaid's Talenow an acclaimed Hulu series—will present a public reading, Q&A, and book signing at 7 p.m. on March 8 in Trinity University’s Laurie Auditorium as part of Gemini Ink’s Autograph Series. The reading and conversation is free and open to the public, but is ticketed and...

Matt Donovan Wins NM-Arizona Book Award

Nov 28, 2017 (9:53 am)

Matt Donovan has won the 2017 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award for Non-Fiction for  A Cloud of Unusual Size and Shape. Donovan pursues the image of the cloud throughout these fourteen spellbinding essays on ruin and redemption. The collection is about the flawless connections between antiquity and the present, personal experience and historical...

Tides Wins 2017 National Outdoor Book Award

Nov 16, 2017 (11:19 am)

Jonathan White's book Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean) is the winner of the 2017 National Outdoor Book Award for Natural History Literature. The National Outdoor Book Awards (NOBA) is the outdoor world's largest and most prestigious book award program.  It is a non-profit, educational program, sponsored by the National Outdoor Book...

Tides Reviewed in The Wall Street Journal

Aug 21, 2017 (9:23 am)

"To explain this complex phenomenon clearly and appealingly requires a writer with a disciplined curiosity about and a practical understanding of the sea. Jonathan White (author of Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean) is a sailor, surfer and conservationist whose interest in tides was piqued when his 65-foot schooner ran aground at high...

Merrill Wins Changwon KC Literary Prize

Jul 6, 2017 (1:02 pm)

Christopher Merrill is the recipient of the 2017 Changwon KC International Literary Prize. The award ceremony will be part of the Changwon Literary Festival in September in Changwon, Korea. Previous winners include Chinese poet Bei Dao, French poet Claude Mouchard, and American poet laureate Tracy K. Smith. Merrill, director of the...

Helenita Kleberg Groves of King Ranch

May 17, 2017 (10:54 am)

“No excuses” was one of Bob Kleberg’s credos. The longtime patriarch of the King Ranch lived his life with what his daughter Helenita, now 89, calls a “tenacity of purpose” that piloted him to a global leadership role in ranching, agriculture and energy. “One of the things my father always said was, ‘Let’s make a plan — so we can change it...

Amy Stone traces the history of Cornyation

Apr 10, 2017 (10:15 am)

Many people in Texas think of Fiesta as a time of over-the-top colorful traditions that lure people from all over to San Antonio. But there is one event locals and diehard fans know and love that challenges tradition, all for a great cause. Cornyation, created to satirize the more formal Coronation of the Queen of the Order of the Alamo, has...

New Books by Stern and Merrill

Mar 1, 2017 (1:35 pm)

Since relaunching in 2002, Trinity University Press has published books on a wide variety of subject matter, from ranch gates to Texas wines to the Spurs, thanks primarily to the untiring efforts of just-retired director Barbara Ras.  But with landmark books such as A Muse and a Maze: Writing as Puzzle, Mystery, and Magic, Home Ground:...

Douglas Brinkley to Speak at Trinity University

Jan 19, 2017 (3:07 pm)

CNN Presidential Historian and New York Times bestselling author Douglas Brinkley will speak at Trinity University at 7 p.m., Wednesday, February 15, in Laurie Auditorium. Brinkley will give a talk titled “Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and the National Parks.” The event and is free and open to the public, and no ticket is...

Our Favorite Spurs Fan on Spurs Nation, the Book

Dec 15, 2016 (2:50 pm)

Spurs Nation is a much-needed balm, especially now that I live 1,327.3 miles west of the ATT Center, a straight shot on Interstate-10. The fanzine-like book’s soothing words span the distance between my home in Southern California and my former life in south-central Texas, fusing the past with the present. But the heavily illustrated book also...

A Confluence of Civilizations

Dec 2, 2016 (3:13 pm)

Imagine 25,000 square feet of colored stones telling a story about people of diverse cultures and civilizations “meeting in the middle” to create a harmonious world. I am in love with the vibrant hues—and this message! It’s as relevant today as it was fifty years ago, when Mexican artist Juan O’Gorman created his Confluence of...

Char Miller and Bob Rivard in Conversation

Oct 24, 2016 (8:31 am)

Leading environmental historian Char Miller looks below the surface of California’s ecological history to expose some of its less glittering conundrums in his new book Not So Golden State: Sustainability vs. the California Dream. Join us for an evening with Char in conversation with Bob Rivard of The Rivard Report called "California Dreams,...