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Explore our conversations, research and life at Literati as we discuss what it means to elevate the global consciousness through books.


Real stories and literary conversations with curious, adventurous, imaginative people.

If you’ve ever driven through Texas, you will understand in a heartbeat the vision behind Jarrett and Jerome Pumphrey’s latest book, The Old Truck.  Endless sun-worn fields. Impossibly long spans of sky. Flashes of vibrant green: corn in season. Time-tested…

Illustrator Spotlight: Misha Blaise

Misha Blaise is a Croatian American, born in Canada, raised in the Colorado Rockies, and now calls Austin, Texas home. She's the author-illustrator of several books, including My Wondrous Cloud Odyssey, and This is Texas, Y'all!. ​Her most recent book,…

Illustrator Spotlight: Sophie Blackall

Sophie Blackall is an award-winning illustrator of over 45 books for children, including the New York Times best-selling Ivy and Bean series, the 2016 Caldecott Medal winner, Finding Winnie and the 2019 Caldecott Medal winner, Hello Lighthouse, which she also…

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