Claiborne Smith is the literary director of the Texas Book Festival.

Writer Claire Vaye Watkins tells Claiborne Smith she's breaking free from the shadow of her father—Charles Manson’s right-hand man.

The Tea Party members of the House of Representatives get a revealing and fair portrayal in veteran reporter Robert Draper’s new book, Do Not Ask What Good We Do. He spoke to Claiborne Smith about his new book and what he learned.