Randall Horton's Hook Wins GLCA New Writers Award for 2017

We are incredibly proud to acknowledge that Randall Horton’s Hook has won the Great Lakes College Association New Writers Award for 2017 in the category of creative nonfiction. Other titles earning the GLCA New Writers Award this year include Nate Marshall’s Wild Hundreds in the category of poetry, and Charles Boyer’s History’s Child in the category of fiction.   As […]

Randall Horton on The Stan Simpson Show

Following Randall Horton’s last segment on Fox on November 30th, he appeared again on The Stan Simpson show this week. The interview with Simpson touches on many themes throughout his new memoir, Hook: poverty, drugs, class, growing up black in America. “What happens is that you become sucked in—but then you become addicted,” Horton says. But Horton […]

PHOTO RECAP: Randall Horton’s Hook Release Event

On Friday, November 20th, Augury joined forces with African Voices Magazine to host a night in celebration of the launch of Randall Horton’s Hook. The event featured many special guests and close friends of Horton, who read from their own work, shared anecdotes, and ultimately all expressed a collective feeling of joy for what Hook has become. Our dear friend Dave Bledsoe is credited […]

Randall Horton Interviewed on Fox News

On Monday, Fox News shared an interview with Randall Horton about his new memoir, Hook.  The interview details Horton’s downward spiral towards drugs and to prison, both of which ultimately led him to pen Hook and become a professor at the University of New Haven, among many achievements since.   Randall Horton’s Author Page.

Randall Horton's Hook on Literary Hub

This week, Literary Hub posted an excerpt from Randall Horton’s Hook on their website. The selection, a prime example of Horton’s dynamic voice, is titled “1990: theater of the absurd.” Horton writes, One guy stayed by the van and held his elbow chest-high to me as if to prevent the contemplation of retaliation. Drake did not move. Not a breathing human in […]

Book Cover Debut: Randall Horton’s ‘Hook’

Augury Books is excited to join Randall Horton and designer Michael Miller in unveiling the cover art for the upcoming Hook (2015). Hook: A Memoir is a gripping story of transformation. Without excuse or indulgence, author and educator Randall Horton explores his downward spiral from unassuming Howard University undergraduate to homeless drug addict, international cocaine […]

HOOK by Randall Horton

Randall Horton is the recipient of the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award, the Bea Gonzalez Poetry Award and a National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship in Literature. His previous work includes the poetry collection Pitch Dark Anarchy (Triquarterly/Northwestern University Press, 2013). Horton serves on the Board of Directors for Pen America’s Pen Prison Writing Program and teaches […]