Books by Dallas authors that would make great gifts
There aren't many gifts as good as great literature — and North Texas produces more than our fair share.
- Deep Vellum founder Will Evans gave Axios a diverse list of books by local authors that came out in 2021, some published by Deep Vellum and others published elsewhere.
What they're saying: "I know I'm leaving something out that I'll regret!" Evans told Axios.
Here are his picks:
"The Accommodation" by Jim Schutze (originally published in 1987, re-issued this year)
"I See You Big German: Dirk Nowitzki and What He Means to Dallas (And Me)" by Zac Crain
"A Pedestrian's Recent History of Dallas" a photography book also by Zac Crain
"The Tiny Bee That Hovers at the Center of the World" by David Searcy
"The Museum of Whales You Will Never See: And Other Excursions to Iceland's Most Unusual Museums" by A. Kendra Greene
"Jack Ruby and the Origins of the Avant-Garde in Dallas & Other Stories" by Robert Trammell
"penny candy: a confection" a play set in Pleasant Grove, by Jonathan Norton
"A Grave is Given Supper" by Mike Soto
"FEM" by Magda Cârneci, translated by Sean Cotter of UT-Dallas
"The Collection Plate" by Kendra Allen
"Above Us the Milky Way" by Fowzia Karimi, (which technically came out in 2020, but who's counting?)
"Oak Cliff-Hangers" by Sherrie Zantea
"Welcome to Midland" by Logen Cure
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