Literary Life

Acclaimed Novelist Alice McDermott to Launch Aspen’s Winter Words Series

With her latest novel out this past fall, the Pulitzer finalist discusses the secret life of nuns, her writing process, and literature’s lasting relevance.

01/05/2018 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Good Reads

This New Book Chronicles the Free-Wheeling History of Aspen Highlands

Look for longtime ski instructor John Moore's self-published title at Carl's come January.

11/29/2017 By Brook Sutton

Coffee Table Book Talk

Curl Up with Aerin Lauder's Gorgeous Ode to Aspen

The beauty heir, namesake brand exec, and longtime resident shares a sneak preview along with her own Aspen style points.

11/15/2017 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Good Reads

Leonardo da Vinci Comes to Life, Flaws and All

In his new biography of history's most famous Renaissance man, Walter Isaacson portrays a creative genius.

11/08/2017 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Sojourner Afield

The 5 Best High Rockies Wildflower Hikes

The author of the new guidebook 'Best Wildflower Hikes in Colorado' shares her favorite trails for spotting the summer colors.

07/26/2017 By Chris Kassar

Local Lectures

Discourse & Dialogue: Get Informed at These 4 Talks

From Walter Isaacson's farewell at the Aspen Institute to team Trump's Thomas Barrack, Jr., here are the high thinkers to see.

05/24/2017 By Andrew Travers

See & Hear

Linda Lafferty and Andy Stone Go Head to Head With New Releases

Married for 30 years, these two local novelists play a game of 'he wrote, she wrote.'

02/21/2017 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Book Club

Good Read: John Oates' Memoir 'Change of Seasons'

Woody Creek's resident rockstar has a different kind of new release and headlines Jazz Aspen Snowmass on Friday, September 1.

02/15/2017 By Andrew Travers

Book Club

The Essential Winter Bookshelf: 15 Favorites from the Aspen Words Staff

In honor of the 20th anniversary of Winter Words, we asked the literary nonprofit's staffers to share the books that shaped their view of the world.

01/17/2017 By Katie Shapiro

Excerpt

Growing Up Thompson

This excerpt is from the just-published Stories I Tell Myself, the highly subjective memoir of Hunter S. Thompson's only son.

02/01/2016 By Juan Thompson