Books

10 Great (Recent) Books by Oregon Writers

From dystopian novels to nihilistic comedy to multi-continental short stories, we bring you our favorites from local authors from the past 5 years.

03/11/2021 By Fiona McCann

Literature

Ursula K. Le Guin to be Featured on Upcoming USPS Literary Arts Stamp

The Portland science-fiction author will be honored on the 33rd stamp in the series, joining James Baldwin, Flannery O'Connor, and others.

01/15/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Q & A

The Montenegro Sisters Want You to Fix Your Clothes Instead of Tossing Them

The duos new book Mending Life walks newbie sewers through the process of mending their clothing in visible, stylish ways.

03/04/2020 By Eden Dawn

Authors

A Local Editor Remembers Oregon Author Brian Doyle

One Long River of Song, Doyle’s posthumous essay collection, comes out December 3.

11/26/2019 By Jessica Murphy Moo

Books

Molly Gloss’s New Short Story Collection Takes On Elvis, Earthquakes, and Space Rangers

Unforeseen, out July 16, assembles 17 engrossing tales by the longtime Portland author.

06/25/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Books

Karen Russell’s New Story Collection Is a Wondrous, Wild Imagining

The Portland-based author of Swamplandia returns with Orange World.

04/23/2019 By Fiona McCann

Dark Waters

A New Book Asks Questions about a Mother Turned Killer

In To the Bridge, Portland author Nancy Rommelmann attempts to comprehend an incomprehensible crime.

05/22/2018 By Fiona McCann

In Memoriam

Oregonians Pay Tribute to Ursula K. Le Guin

The Portland literary legend, renowned for her science fiction and fantasy, died this week at 88.

01/24/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

BOOKS

Alexis Smith on Her New Post-Earthquake Mystery

The Glaciers novelist shakes things up.

05/19/2016 By Fiona McCann

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Sept 10–13

XOXO, Portland! Also heating up the weekend: Brandi Carlile, Ursula Le Guin, Salman Rushdie, comics Russell Peters and Jessimae Pelsuo—and so much more (at) TBA!

09/10/2015 By Ramona DeNies and Megan Haverman

BOOKS

Franzen and Rushdie and Jong, Oh My! See them in PDX this Month

There's a slew of high profile, heavy hitting writers in town this month for readings. Wondering which to attend, and whether you're a natural fit for team Joy or team Jonathan? We can help.

09/08/2015 By Fiona McCann

BRAND SPANKIN' NEW

Local Designer Adds Bestselling Sewing Author to Her Resume

Portland-based womenswear designer Alyson Clair publishes her first book this month—and it's already a top seller for sewing enthusiasts.

05/29/2014 By Eden Dawn

READ EM AND EAT

New Book Explores Portland Food Cart Stories

Discover the history behind the city's most esteemed food carts from Portland-based food truck fan Steven Shomler in his new book.

04/22/2014 By Brooke Bass

BOOKS

Expanded Q&A: Jonathan Franzen

The award-winning novelist discusses fame, David Foster Wallace, birding, and his recent essay collection.

01/08/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

oh, snap.

Fertile Ground One-Liners

Next week, Fertile Ground Festival will present more than 60 performance works. We asked playwrights, "What’s your favorite line?" and they h...

01/12/2012 By Anne Adams

Article

TBA 2011: PNCA Students Describe Daisey

Edited by Claudia La Rocco.

09/19/2011 By Claudia La Rocco

personality plus

Henry Rollins at Alberta Rose

03/31/2011 By Anne Adams

books

Sarah Vowell at Bagdad

03/29/2011 By Anne Adams

Article

An evening with Portland Arts & Lectures

Novelist Pauls Toutonghi recounts last week’s Portland Arts & Lectures, which featured Elizabeth Strout and announced Oregon Book Award finalists.

01/28/2011 By The Culturegang

Interview

5 questions for: JON HART, an eater.shopper extraordinaire

The frequent eat.shop portland contributor gets candid about the culinary scene in the City of Roses and the City of Lights, and why he’s the guy to ga...

12/17/2010 By Anna Sachse