Our 2019 Festival lineup features a diverse array of topics, genres, and writers, including acclaimed poets, illustrators, and bestselling authors of both fiction and nonfiction. Marie Mutsuki Mockett was born to an American father and Japanese mother, and graduated from Columbia University with a degree in East Asian Languages and Civilizations. She produced projects for Teen Vogue (“Ask a Syrian Girl”) and A Line Birds Cannot See, a documentary about a young girl who crossed the border into the United States on her own. See all 300+ authors here! She is the author of Unsportsmanlike Conduct: College Football and the Politics of Rape and has written extensively on the intersection of sports and violence off the field. Mockett’s previous book, Where the Dead Pause and the Japanese Say Goodbye, examines grief against the backdrop of the 2011 Great East Earthquake, and Mockett’s family temple located twenty-five miles from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power reactor. Her most recent book Free Thinker: Sex, Suffrage, and the Extraordinary Life of Helen Hamilton Gardener tells the fascinating story of the “fallen woman” who reinvented herself and became “the most potent factor” in congressional passage of the Nineteenth Amendment and the highest-ranking woman in federal government. 2019 Festival Author Lineup. Donovan received a James Beard Award for her writing in Food & Wine, where she is a regular contributor, and she has been a featured speaker at René Redzepi’s globally renowned MAD Symposium. She owned a small clothing store in Guatemala before coming to the United States. Learn More → Festival Day. She has been a relationship columnist; a movie, theater, and book reviewer; and a radio personality. He dedicates his environmental work and advocacy to his three grandchildren, that he might leave the world a better place for them and for future generations. Témoris Grecko was a producer, researcher, and script writer for two feature documentaries: Watching Them Die: The Mexican Army and the 43 Disappeared (2015) and The Truth Shall Not Be Killed (2018). She is Xicana of Apache descent. She lives in New York City, where she is a professor of creative writing and ethnic studies at Columbia University and the cofounder of CantoMundo, a national organization for Latinx poets. He has written more than a dozen biographies and histories, two of which, The First American and Traitor to His Class, were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize. Edward Ball’s books include The Inventor and the Tycoon, about the birth of moving pictures in California, and Slaves in the Family, an account of his family’s history as slaveholders in South Carolina, which received the National Book Award for Nonfiction. Kim lives in Oregon with her husband and two kids. He owns the copywriting company Say Word Creative Communications and created the popular blog Raising the Mighty, where he “chronicles the experience of bringing up four beautiful Black boys in America.” He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with his wife and their four sons. P. Djèlí Clark is the author of the novellas Ring Shout, The Black God’s Drums (winner of a 2019 Alex Award from the American Library Association), The Haunting of Tram Car 015, and A Dead Djinn in Cairo. Picoult lives in New Hampshire. His most recent books include the memoirs A Place of Exodus and The Education of a Young Poet, which was selected a Best Books for Writers by Poets & Writers, and a book of poems, Republic Cafe. The 201 9 TBF weekend takes place on October 2 6 and 2 7 and is spread throughout the grounds of … Watch this page for information about the 2021 South Texas Book Festival! Mosquito Supper Club: Cajun Recipes from a Disappearing Bayou is her first book. He received the Father Rahm Segundo Barrio Person of the Year Award 2016, served on the TCA Visual Arts Advisory Panel from 1991 to 1992, was awarded a Mid-America Arts Alliance Fellowship in 1994, and juried a Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Fellowship’s Advisory Panel in 1999. The Texas Book Festival’s Reading Rock Stars program is a hands-on literacy initiative that sends nationally recognized authors into Title I schools in Texas to inspire young readers with dynamic presentations and send them home with the most empowering experience of all – owning their very own book. The Love Sugar Magic series are her first books. She has contributed to Hello Giggles, Elite Daily, Brit+Co, and Popsugar. On June 26, the festival u Where the Dead Pause and the Japanese Say Goodbye was a finalist for the 2016 PEN Open Book Award, the Indies Choice for Nonfiction and the Northern California Book Award for Creative Nonfiction and other honors. A longtime contributor to the New Yorker and New York Review of Books, where he is Editor-at-Large, he has also been a columnist on books, film, TV, and culture for BBC Culture, New York, Harper’s, and the New York Times Book Review. Debora MacKenzie began her career as a biomedical researcher and has been a science reporter for the past thirty-six years, mostly for the British magazine New Scientist, and among other things has specialized in infectious disease. Kamala and Maya’s Big Idea, Meena’s first book, is based on a true story from the childhood of Meena’s mother and aunt. Texas Book Festival 2020: The Full Line-Up All 150 authors announced for the 25th anniversary lit celebration By Robert Faires, 10:00AM, Wed. Sep. 16, 2020 Texas Book Festival Reveals Slate Of Authors - Austin, TX - Event organizers revealed 15 authors who will appear at this year's festival in October while unveiling official poster. The Texas Book Festival is a free annual book fair held in Austin, Texas.The festival was established in 1995 by Laura Bush, then the First Lady of Texas, and Mary Margaret Farabee, wife of former State Senator Ray Farabee.The first festival took place at the Texas State Capitol in November 1996. The Brooklyn native still resides in the borough she loves. Jenny Elder Moke writes young-adult fiction in an attempt to recapture the shining infinity of youth. Keynote: She Persisted with Chelsea Clinton Friday, March 5 at 9:30 AM. Kevin Kwan is the author of the international bestsellers Crazy Rich Asians, China Rich Girlfriend, and Rich People Problems. Her debut collection, F*ckface and Other Stories, was released by Henry Holt in 2020. . Brittany is founder of several nonprofits and social enterprises, including the Buried Alive Project, Girls Embracing Mothers, XVI Capital Partners, and Milena Reign LLC. Jessica Luther is a freelance journalist whose work has appeared in Sports Illustrated, ESPN the Magazine, the New York Times Magazine, Texas Monthly, Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, and Vice Sports, among others. Her first children’s book, The Alphabet Thief Who Stole the Vowels, has sold close to … Kevin is also the author of three hardcover novels based on the X-Files; all three became international bestsellers, the first of which reached number one on the London Sunday Times bestseller list. He lives in Washington, DC. The San Antonio Book Festival unites readers and writers in a celebration of ideas, books, libraries, and literary culture. Vanessa Angélica Villarreal was born in the Rio Grande Valley. Score A book’s total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book. She has written for Tin House, PAPER, ESPN, Salon, Guernica, and others, but she mostly writes for you. Venice Book Fair and Writers Festival March 2021 – Dates to be Announced – Venice, Florida; Children’s Africana Book Awards Festival March 2021 – Dates to be Announced – Washington, District of Columbia; North Texas Teen Book Festival March 2021 – Dates to be Announced – Irving, Texas In 2019, McConaughey became a professor of practice at the University of Texas at Austin, as well as Minister of Culture for the University of Texas and the City of Austin. Kelly J. Baptist won the Ezra Jack Keats/Kerlan Memorial Fellowship for her YA novel-in-progress, Young. TJ Klune is the USA Today bestselling, Lambda Literary Award–winning author of The House in the Cerulean Sea and many other books for adults, as well as he Extraordinaries, his young adult debut. North Texas Teen Book Festival March 2021 – Dates to be Announced – Irving, Texas London Book Fair Monday, March 9, 2020 to Wednesday, March 11, 2020 – London, United Kingdom AWP Conference Wednesday, March 3, 2021 to Saturday, March 6, 2021 – Kansas City, Missouri Tom Philpott has been the food and agriculture correspondent for Mother Jones since 2011. When she isn’t reading or writing, her favorite things to do are baking, creating art, and hiking through the woods with her husband and three grown children. Aimee Bender is the author of the novels The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake—a New York Times bestseller—and An Invisible Sign of My Own, and of the collections The Girl in the Flammable Skirt, Willful Creatures, and The Color Master. He is the author of six books, including Hometown Texas, a collection of his weekly “Native Texan” columns; Hurricane Season: The Unforgettable Story of the Houston Astros and the Resilience of a City; and Sutherland Springs: God, Guns, and Hope in a Texas Town. Museums purchasing Gaspar’s work include the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian, Tucson Museum of Art, El Paso Museum of Art, Lyndon Baines Johnson Library, and the Albuquerque Museum of Art. Bailey was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University and has taught journalism and applied ethics at Coastal Carolina University. Jami Attenberg will present her new novel, All This Could Be Yours, a timely, piercing exploration of family secrets and the web of a toxic patriarch. In February 2020, she and her sons were granted asylum. In 2018, David founded Majordomo Media and launched The Dave Chang Show podcast. Deborah Paredez is the author of the critical study Selenidad: Selena, Latinos, and the Performance of Memory (Duke, 2009) and of the poetry volumes This Side of Skin (Wings Press, 2002), and Year of the Dog (BOA Editions, 2020). She’s the author of one short story collection, a novel, and three children’s picture books. In 2014, she received the Hurston/Wright Award for College Writers. Their other novels include Virtual Destruction, Fallout, and Ill Wind, which has been optioned by ABC TV for a television movie or miniseries. He has also written Rainbow: A First Book of Pride; Cake & I Scream! His award-winning novel Little Brother was a New York Times bestseller, as is its sequel, Homeland. He has published work with REMEZCLA, VICE.com, Latino USA, the Believer, the Nib, Penguin Random House, Algonquin Books, Holt/Macmillan, and Cinco Puntos Press. Pre-Register for a Chance to Win. He has devoted his life to selling natural and organic foods and building a better business model. (Sorry.) She lives in Texas. He’s been hailed by Rolling Stone as “America’s most popular suspense novelist,” and his books have been published in thirty-eight languages and have sold over 500 million copies worldwide. She is a recipient of the Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award and has illustrated The Brick House by Micheline Aharonian Marcom and Vagrants & Uncommon Visitors by A. Kendra Greene. Delgado’s first picture book was Si, Se Puede! Erin Brockovich is the president of Brockovich Research & Consulting and the founder of the Erin Brockovich Foundation, a nonprofit organization created to educate and empower communities in their fight for clean water. Gabi’s pilot “This One Time @ Camp” was a finalist in Just For Laughs Stand-up and Pitch Contest, which led to her selling her web series There’s No Place Like Home to Elite Daily. Poet, teacher, and activist Lupe Mendez is the author of the poetry collection Why I Am Like Tequila (Willow Books, 2019), which won the Texas Institute of Letters’ 2019 Robertson Best First Book of Poetry Prize. She’s a graduate of Howard University, University of Southern California, and Columbia University. She was a writer with ESPNW and ESPN The Magazine and a sports columnist at Bloomberg covering the intersections of sports and society, culture, politics, race, gender, and business. He has a degree in art history from the University of Texas at Austin and is self-taught in drawing and painting. He also wrote a biography of his father, Dreamer of Dune. As one of the founders of the Undocupoets campaign, he is a recipient of the Barnes and Noble “Writers for Writers” Award. Contact Information 1201 Avenue B, Unit 1011, San Antonio, Texas 78215 His novella collection Radicalized was a CBC Best Fiction of 2019 selection. She wrote a book about that experience, Magical Realism for Non-Believers: A Memoir of Finding Family, which was published by University of Minnesota Press. He lives in Marysville, California, where he teaches poetry to incarcerated youth and also teaches at the Ashland University Low-Res MFA program. Please come out to the Texas Book Festival to hear me speak on a panel inside the Texas Tent located near the 700 block of S. Congress in Austin at 11 a.m. Saturday Nov. 4, 2017. His books include the memoirs An Odyssey: A Father, a Son, and an Epic (2017), the internationally bestselling Holocaust family saga The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million (2006), a translation of the Modern Greek poet Constantine Cavafy, and three collections of essays, most recently Ecstasy and Terror: From the Greeks to Game of Thrones (2019). Kevin and his wife, writer Rebecca Moesta, live in Colorado. Each author will have a table that may range from 4' to 6' depending on the available space in the retail outlet that they are assigned to. His second picture book, Juanito Counts to Ten, was his first collaboration with Cinco Puntos Press publisher Lee Merrill Byrd. A Guggenheim Fellow at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and a graduate of the University of Tennessee, where she earned her PhD, Landdeck has received numerous awards for her work on the WASP and has appeared as an expert on NPR’s Morning Edition, PBS, and the History Channel. Kimberly A. Hamlin is an award-winning historian, author, and professor specializing in the history of women, gender, and sex in the United States. Her psychological thrillers, including Paper Ghosts (finalist for the ITW Thriller Award), Playing Dead, and Lie Still, have been sold in more than twenty countries. Every October, the Live Music Capital of the World transforms into the Book Mecca of the State. He has appeared on the Daily Show, PBS Newshour, Democracy NOW!, MSNBC, CNN, NPR, and more national and local radio and television programs. Rubén Degollado has been published in Bilingual Review/Revista Bilingüe, Beloit Fiction Journal, Gulf Coast, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and Image. He currently teaches creative writing at Pomona College in California. It’s that time of year — time for the Texas Book Festival to began teasing us with a short-list of which writers will be coming to Austin Oct. 26-27. Aria Aber was raised in Germany. He is also the executive producer of two PBS documentaries: When I Rise (2010) and Cactus Jack: Lone Star on Capitol Hill (2016). His debut novel, Throw, won the Texas Institute of Letters 2020 Award for Best Young Adult Book and was included on the Texas Library Association 2020 TAYSHAS list of best books for teen readers and was a Christianity Today 2020 Book of Merit. Their second collaboration is Birdie’s Beauty Parlor. At EW, he traveled to Seoul for three weeks to write a feature about Korean entertainment’s world domination, interviewing filmmakers, K-pop stars, and creators. They are also the author of the young adult novel This Is Kind of an Epic Love Story and the middle-grade novels King and the Dragonflies and Hurricane Child, winner of the Stonewall Book Award and Lambda Literary Award. Herbert graduated from high school at age sixteen, and then attended UC Berkeley, where he earned a BA in sociology. His podcasts include Mike & Tom Eat Snacks, with Tom Cavanagh; Topics, with Michael Showalter; How to Be Amazing; and Obscure. Wimberley Book Festival held annually in Wimberley Texas is Produced by DEAR Texas, Inc, sponsored by Texas Authors, Inc. Ruins hit the New York Times bestseller list, the first X-Files novel ever to do so, and was voted “Best Science Fiction Novel of 1996.”. This project received both the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Public Scholar Award and the Carrie Chapman Catt Award for Research on Women and Politics. Nunez lives in New York City. No matter their size, his attention-catching paintings reveal his subjects’ dignity. The festival takes place in late October or early November. When she’s not writing, Tracy speaks on panels at science fiction and fantasy conventions, reads fanfic, arranges puppy playdates, and keeps an eye out for ginger-flavored everything. Even though his body of work is political and his message is direct, it is delivered with the dark sarcasm and humor that is often found in Mexican, Chicano, and Fronterizo cultures. He is also the recipient of a Public Scholar Award from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Learn More . Adair Margo was born in 1954, a third-generation El Pasoan. Jonathan Lethem is the bestselling author of eleven novels, including The Feral Detective, The Fortress of Solitude, and Motherless Brooklyn, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. His collaborative works include Artifact (Forge Books; May 2003), a thriller written with F. Paul Wilson, Janet Berliner, and Mathew Costello; and Dune: The Battle of Corrin (Tor Books; August 2004) written with Brian Herbert, Book 3 of their acclaimed Legends of Dune trilogy, and the sequel to the bestsellers Dune: The Butlerian Jihad and Dune: The Machine Crusade. It’s that time of year — time for the Texas Book Festival to began teasing us with a short-list of which writers will be coming to Austin Oct. 26-27. She lives in Austin, Texas, and Ouray, Colorado. He considers himself a storyteller by occupation, believes it’s okay to have a beer on the way to the temple, feels better with a day’s sweat on him, and is an aspiring orchestral conductor. He lives with his family in Los Angeles. Joe Holley has been the “Native Texan” columnist for the Houston Chronicle since 2013. He attended the University of Texas at El Paso, where he received several honorary awards and a BFA. She is from New York, spent a blissful decade in Austin, and lives in LA now. Koontz is the author of fourteen number-one New York Times bestsellers, including One Door Away from Heaven, From the Corner of His Eye, Midnight, Cold Fire, The Bad Place, Hideaway, Dragon Tears, Intensity, Sole Survivor, The Husband, Odd Hours, Relentless, What the Night Knows, and 77 Shadow Street. He is fond of fairy tales, kids’ cartoons, and rom-coms of all stripes. Her work explores the correspondence on the page between the written and the visual arts. Train, Sibert Honor–winning The Day-Glo Brothers, and Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List books The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch (2016–17) and Whoosh! Among the awards he has received are a Pantalla De Cristal for Best Research In Documentary Film (Mexico, 2016), a Eurostars Award for Travel Narrative (Barcelona, 2008) and a LASA Award for Merit in Film (New York, 2016). Aria Aber was raised in Germany. Goudeau has spent more than a decade working with refugees in Austin, TX, and is the cofounder of Hill Tribers, a nonprofit that provided supplemental income for Burmese refugee artisans for seven years. McConaughey is also brand ambassador for Lincoln Motor Company, an owner of the Major League Soccer club Austin FC, and co-creator of his favorite bourbon on the planet, Wild Turkey Longbranch. The Old Truck from Norton Young Readers is their author-illustrator debut. She has authored or contributed to seven books, including Tom Lea, An Oral History (1995) and Jose Cisneros, Immigrant Artist (2006), published by Texas Western Press. 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