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Editor on Understanding the Middle East through Translated Literature

Wendy Moore, publications editor for UT Austin’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies, discusses the art and value of translating works of literature.

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Reed, A Long Walk Home

Leading contemporary photojournalist Eli Reed discusses his award-winning career covering an astonishing array of subjects around the world.

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

McGraw, Betting the Farm on a Drought

Award-winning writer Seamus McGraw in conversation with UT Press about what he’s learned from talking to the people on the front lines of climate change and how storytelling can help us come together to enact solutions.

Monday, 11 May 2015

Songs That Make the Road Dance Audio Files

These songs are designed to accompany Linda O’Brien-Rothe’s Songs That Made the Road Dance. Click 'read more' below to download all audio files.

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Wittliff, The Devil's Backbone

Distinguished screenwriter Bill Wittliff talks about how he spun family-told mysteries into his engrossing first novel.

Monday, 3 November 2014

Shames, Bronx Boys

Stephen Shames opens up about being a father figure to young men chasing girls and taking risks in the Bronx of the '70s.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Davis, The Flatlanders

John T. Davis lovingly reveals what made three friends from Lubbock the godfathers of alt country.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Bassett, The Fate of Earthly Things

Molly Bassett explains how the sacred infused Aztec daily life and talks sacred backpacks and manufactured deities.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Wiersema, Architectural Vessels of the Moche

Juliet Wiersema discusses her pioneering study of a culture with no living descendants and no writing system.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Shindle, Being Miss America

Kate Shindle talks how the Miss America pageant could empower today's young women, if the pageant would only progress.

Monday, 8 September 2014

Ruiz: Americans in the Treasure House

Interview with Jason Ruiz from

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Kalima wa Nagham Audio Files

These audio files are designed to accompany Kalima wa Nagham in a classroom setting or pursued individually. Click 'read more' to download all audio files below.

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Amster: Medicine and the Saints

Ellen Amster discusses the first history of medicine, health, disease, and the welfare state in Morocco.

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Edwards, Midcentury Modern Art in Texas

The first book-length study of abstract art in Texas during the vital and canon-defining period in the mid-twentieth century.

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Halperin, Maya Figurines: Intersections between State and Household

Christina Halperin describes ceramic figurines found in domestic refuse deposits and how they mirror state/individual relations.

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Cox, American Christianity: The Continuing Revolution

Stephen Cox unpacks the core of American Christianity, its diversity of belief, and how it has changed over the centuries into the digital age.

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Sterling, Yucatán: Recipes from a Culinary Expedition

Chef David Sterling discusses the fiercely independent Yucatán region and brings its unique cuisine to your kitchen.

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Mizejewski, Pretty/Funny: Women Comedians and Body Politics

Linda Mizejewski talks about women in comedy and body politics. After all, "to make someone laugh is a power play."

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Hammett, Two Prospectors: The Letters of Sam Shepard and Johnny Dark

Editor Chad Hammett teases out surprising revelations found in the letters by Pulitzer-Prize winning playwright Sam Shepard and longtime friend Johnny Dark.

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

McWilliams, The Pecan

James McWilliams speaks about the origins of the pecan, America's native nut.

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Prados, The Family Jewels

John Prados discusses the most sensitive US intelligence agency operations, their oversight, and the origins of today's scandals.

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Miller, The Spectacle of the Late Maya Court

Mary Ellen Miller speaks about her landmark study of the Bonampak murals.

Monday, 22 July 2013

Josyph, Cormac McCarthy's House

Author Peter Josyph reads from the epilogue.

Monday, 10 June 2013

Kamber, Photojournalists on War

Michael Kamber and Dexter Filkins discuss Photojournalists On War.

Monday, 10 June 2013

Walsh, Barbecue Crossroads: Notes and Recipes from a Southern Odyssey

James Beard Award-winning author Robb Walsh discusses Barbecue Crossroads.

Friday, 7 June 2013