Art at Our Doorstep: San Antonio Writers and Artists (Paperback)
Art at Our Doorstep: San Antonio Writers and Artists pays tribute to the city's vibrant creative community. A gathering of both literary and visual art, the book features poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction from writers who are closely associated with the city or who have been in years past. All capture the city's inimitable local culture with style, intelligence, and affection. Accompanying the writing are works of art by San Antonio artists, creating a book in the style of Naomi Shihab Nye's Is This Forever, or What? The images don't simply illustrate the text, but instead complement it in an associative or aesthetic sense, and all were selected by Riley Robinson, one of the city's best-known curators. An engaging combination of literary and artistic excellence, this handsome coffee-table book celebrates in words and images the city of San Antonio and its creative spirit.
Nan Cuba is the author of Body and Bread, winner of the PEN Southwest Award in Fiction and the Texas Institute of Letters Steven Turner Award for Best Work of First Fiction; it was also listed as one of "Ten Titles to Pick Up Now" in O, Oprah's Magazine, was a "Summer Books" choice from Huffington Post, and the San Antonio Express-News called it one of the "Best Books of 2013." Cuba co-edited Art at our Doorstep: San Antonio Writers and Artists, and published other work in such places as Antioch Review, Harvard Review, Columbia, and Chicago Tribune's Printer's Row.