The festival takes place in late October or early November. 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. . This Is My America is her debut novel. Lupe earned an MFA in creative writing (poetry) from the University of Texas at El Paso and lives in Houston, where he has worked as an educator for the last twenty years. 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. Varian Johnson is the author of several acclaimed books for young readers, including The Parker Inheritance, a Coretta Scott King Honor Book; The Great Greene Heist, a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2014; and Twins, his first middle-grade graphic novel. 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). He is a communications specialist and graphic designer by day, and a home cook and reality-TV connoisseur by night. Mockett is part of the core faculty of the Rainier Writing Workshop in Tacoma, Washington, and a visiting professor at Saint Mary’s MFA program in Moraga, California. The Texas Word Wrangler Book Festival is a “Celebration of Texas Tradition” held in Giddings every September. 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. Diaz is Director of the Center for Imagination in the Borderlands and is the Maxine and Jonathan Marshall Chair in Modern and Contemporary Poetry at Arizona State University. Stephan is a YA evangelist, ardent K-pop fan, and journalist. 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. His work was part of Chicano Art/Resistance and Affirmation, curated by the Wight Art Gallery at UCLA, which toured museums all over the United States. Chris Harris is the New York Times bestselling author of I’m Just No Good at Rhyming: And Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-Ups, illustrated by Lane Smith. Acevedo lives with her partner in Washington, DC. James Ward Lee has been a past presenter at the West Texas Book Festival, and this year he will return... DAMON PARKER. Stephen Graham Jones is the author of seventeen or eighteen novels, six story collections, a couple of standalone novellas, and a couple of one-shot comic books. Authors + You = Endless Stories. He is featured in and was a consulting producer for “Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story,” the Paramount Network docuseries executive-produced by Jay-Z. 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. : Lonnie Johnson’s Super … 2020 Festival Author Lineup. Landdeck is a licensed pilot who flies whenever she can. Bill Konigsberg is the author of six books for young adults, which have won the Stonewall Book Award, the Sid Fleischman Award for Humor, and the Lambda Literary Award, among others. In 1985, with her husband, poet Bobby Byrd, she founded Cinco Puntos Press, a publishing company named after their neighborhood in El Paso, Texas. Chair in History at the University of Texas at Austin. He lives with his family in Los Angeles. The brothers collaborate as both author and illustrator on their projects. She holds a BA in English from Stanford University and an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she held a Dean’s Graduate Research Fellowship. The Texas Book Festival returns to Austin October 26-27, and let's just say the 2019 lineup is one for the ... books. 15 talking about this. Hood, about the daughter of Robin Hood and Maid Marien, is her debut novel. The festival was established by Laura Bush and Mary Margaret Farabee in 1995 in order to benefit the state's public library system, to honor Texas authors, and to promote the pleasure of reading. 2020 Festival Author Lineup; 2020 Festival Books; Lit Crawl Austin; 2020 Kids Virtual Pass; 2020 Virtual Exhibitor Marketplace; Code of Conduct; Gala; About. Her debut collection Ugly Music (YesYes Books, 2019) was the winner of the Pamet River Prize. Shout shares Anderson’s personal reflections and calls to action denouncing our society’s failures, and it is also a love letter to all the people with the courage to say #metoo and #timesup. Among the acclaimed authors scheduled to appear at TBF this October is New Orleans native Sarah M. Broom, who will present her critically acclaimed debut memoir, The Yellow House. Gris is currently commissioned to write the biography of acclaimed LA artist Fabian Debora. 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). 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 is the host of two Netflix original documentary series, Ugly Delicious and Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. Among the acclaimed authors scheduled to appear at TBF this October is New Orleans native Sarah M. Broom , who will present her critically acclaimed debut memoir, The Yellow House. She is also the author, with daughter Samantha van Leer, of two young adult novels, Between the Lines and Off the Page. Use the filters to sort and browse by children's (picture book), middle grade, young adult, and adult authors. Train, the Mighty Truck series, and acclaimed nonfiction such as The Day-Glo Brothers, Whoosh!, and What Do You Do with a Voice Like That? He is also the author of the award-winning food blog Chicano Eats, and cookbook of the same name, where he explores his bicultural identity as a Chicano through stories and food. She received her BA in English from the University of Massachusetts Lowell and received her MFA at NYU. Currently, he serves as Poets & Writers‘ Literary Outreach Coordinator for Houston and was recently named as Festival Coordinator for SIN MUROS, Houston’s first Latinx Theatre Festival, for Stages Houston’s 2020–2021 season. Anika Fajardo was born in Colombia and raised in Minnesota. He lives with his family in Marin County. Derrick Barnes wrote the New York Times bestseller The King of Kindergarten, as well as the critically acclaimed picture book Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut (illustrated by Gordon James), which received a Newbery Honor, a Coretta Scott King Author Honor, the 2018 Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award, and the 2018 Kirkus Prize for Young Readers. She is currently in the process of applying for her daughters to join them in the United States. As one of the largest literary festivals in the country, we are proud to showcase both national and Texas authors, including debut and bestselling writers, renowned chefs, beloved children’s illustrators and authors, and more. His reporting has taken him across the United States, the Middle East, Latin America, Africa, Pakistan, and China. As a stand-up comedian, Michael regularly tours the country, and he has released several comedy albums. His search for the full story behind the news has led him to history; he is the author of Imperfect Union: How Jessie and John Frémont Mapped the West, Invented Celebrity, and Helped Cause the Civil War; Instant City: Life and Death in Karachi, and Jacksonland: President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross, and a Great American Land Grab. He lives in London. She lives in Paw Paw, West Virginia. 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.”. She currently lives in San Antonio, Texas, with her family. Gabi has worked on Comedy Central’s @Midnight, The Jeselnik Offensive, The Burn and Important Things With Demetri Martin, before pivoting to the digital space after the success of her sketch group Half Day Today! Born and raised in Southern California, Brit Bennett graduated from Stanford University and later earned her MFA in fiction at the University of Michigan, where she won a Hopwood Award in Graduate Short Fiction. Author photo: Le Image Photography Brooklyn. CLAUDIA VILLARREAL was born in Laredo, Texas and raised in Zapata, a small South Texas border community. Ellis Cose is the author of a dozen books on issues of national and international concern, including the bestselling The Rage of a Privileged Class, a novel (The Best Defense), The Short Life and Curious Death of Free Speech in America, and Democracy, If We Can Keep It: The ACLU’s 100-Year Fight for Rights in America (The New Press), the definitive history of the American Civil Liberties Union. His work has appeared or is featured in the New York Times, the Paris Review, People, and PBS Newshour, among others. Support Texas Book Festival Today! Chris Barton is the author of many picture books including the bestseller Shark vs. Check out the exciting list of attending Authors Book Festival Network is sponsored by DEAR Texas, Inc & a new way to buy books. She is also the author of Sempre Susan: A Memoir of Susan Sontag. Lee Merrill Byrd, novelist and publisher, was born and raised in New Jersey but has spent most of her life in the Southwest. Contact Information 1201 Avenue B, Unit 1011, San Antonio, Texas 78215 His works have been translated into over twenty-two languages, including German, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and Hebrew. Originally from Jacksonville, Florida, she currently lives in Pittsburgh with her daughters. She went on ten thousand hours’ worth of dates in her twenties, which she writes about in her new book Twenty Guys You Date In Your Twenties. Gaspar’s dramatic portraits range from works on paper of writer Rudolfo Anaya and artists Luis Jimenez and John Valadez, to twenty-four-foot-high illustrations for Rudolfo Anaya’s Elegy on the Death of Cesar Chavez. The 2020 Virtual Texas Book Festival will take place from October 31 - November 15, 2020. Her books include The Bird Way; The Genius of Birds; Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream; Ah-Choo: The Uncommon Life of Your Common Cold; Chance in the House of Fate: A Natural History of Heredity; and Notes from the Shore. 2019 Festival Author Lineup. Unabashedly serving her church cakes and pies to finish fine-dining experiences, she has been formative in establishing a technique-driven and historically rich narrative of southern pastry. After graduating from Loyola University in New Orleans, she worked as an adult literacy teacher until she evacuated to Northern California during Hurricane Katrina. He has been featured in Houston Public Media’s National Poetry Month series “Voices and Verses” and Poetry House’s “Showcase Selects” series, as well as mentions in Latino Book Review and Electric Literature. The Texas Book Festival is virtual this year. TBF News in your Inbox! He lives in North Carolina and Austin, Texas. Her essays have been featured in the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, the Paris Review, and Jezebel. A Walter Dean Myers Honor Book and Coretta Scott King John Steptoe New Talent Award winner, she received her bachelor of arts in film from Howard University, her master of arts in media studies from the New School, and has over a decade in TV/film experience. Her poems are forthcoming or have appeared in the New Yorker, Kenyon Review, the Yale Review, New Republic, and elsewhere.. In 2018, David founded Majordomo Media and launched The Dave Chang Show podcast. She’s the author of one short story collection, a novel, and three children’s picture books. 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. Pre-Register for a Chance to Win. She wears many hats: from Educator to Business Owner to Professional Actress to Children’s Book Author. Learn More → Festival Day. Anna likes reading, knitting, playing full-contact quidditch, and translating song lyrics into English, Spanish, and ASL. 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. O’Brien was awarded the 1979 National Book Award for his bestseller Going After Cacciato and won the Pritzker Literature Award for lifetime achievement in military writing. The Texas Book Festival hosted an author announcement, poster unveiling, and literary salon featuring James Magnuson on July 23 in The W Austin Residences, at … His poetry has appeared in Kenyon Review, Poetry Magazine, and Gulf Coast, among others. Her illuminated debut novel Above Us the Milky Way was released in April 2020. Joe Holley has been the “Native Texan” columnist for the Houston Chronicle since 2013. She holds degrees in history from Harvard and Cambridge and is currently pursuing her JD at Harvard Law School. Her first poetry collection, When My Brother Was an Aztec, was published by Copper Canyon Press, and her second book, Postcolonial Love Poem, was published by Graywolf Press in March 2020. Kavitha A. Davidson is a sportswriter and host of The Lead, an in-depth daily sports news podcast produced by The Athletic. 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. He earned a BA in art from the University of Texas–El Paso in 1970 and an MA in metals from New Mexico State University in 1985. She has written for Tin House, PAPER, ESPN, Salon, Guernica, and others, but she mostly writes for you. Brittany K. Barnett is an award-winning attorney and entrepreneur focused on social impact investing. Nunez lives in New York City. The festival was established by Laura Bush and Mary Margaret Farabee in 1995 in order to benefit the state's public library system, to honor Texas authors, and to promote the pleasure of reading. Her work has been published in the Rumpus and Bitch Media among others, and she has most recently been featured by Raising Mothers, Chicana Motherwork, and the Tamarindo podcast. The story depicts the melancholic, yearning thoughts of Midwestern characters moving through realities shared and cloistered. When she is not writing, she’s gathering story ideas from her daily adventures with her two irredeemable rapscallions and honing her ninja skills as a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Phoebe Fox has been a contributor and regular columnist for a number of national, regional, and local publications, including the Huffington Post, Elite Daily, and She Knows. He has been published in the Washington Post, Charlotte Observer, Politico Magazine, Time, and many more, and has appeared on NPR, CNN, and MSNBC. She is editor of the New York Times Magazine poems and on faculty at Texas State University. DEAR Texas, Inc., is proud to introduce it's latest book festival; Galveston Island Book Festival. Kimberly A. Hamlin is an award-winning historian, author, and professor specializing in the history of women, gender, and sex in the United States. She is most motivated to create work that promotes inclusiveness, inspires happiness and curiosity, and helps kids from all different backgrounds feel special. Salient. Powers is a leading global voice on human rights and international affairs, as she served four years as President Barack Obama’s human rights advisor and eventually served in his Cabinet. A former actor on stage and screen, Phoebe has been suspended from wires as a mall fairy; was accidentally concussed by a blank gun; and hosted a short-lived game show. He has a degree in art history from the University of Texas at Austin and is self-taught in drawing and painting. She is the recipient of fellowships from CantoMundo, Community of Writers, and the Fine Arts Work Center Summer Program. Cinco Puntos—a publisher of nonfiction, fiction, poetry and children’s literature—is recognized for bringing the multicultural literatures of the American Southwest, the US/Mexico border region and Mexico to a national audience. Mychal Denzel Smith is the author, most recently, of Stakes Is High (2020), as well as the New York Times bestseller Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching (2016). Her debut book Hard Damage won the 2018 Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry. Her first children’s book, The Alphabet Thief Who Stole the Vowels, has sold close to … Her writing can be found in the Paris Review, Frieze Magazine, Guernica, the Atlantic, and other publications. Their second collaboration is Birdie’s Beauty Parlor. Naomi Shihab Nye is Young People’s Poet Laureate for the Poetry Foundation until 2022. Brian Herbert, the author of numerous novels and short stories, has been critically acclaimed by leading reviewers in the United States and around the world. Besides an author, Herbert has been an editor, business manager, board game inventor, creative consultant for television and collectible card games, insurance agent, award-winning encyclopedia salesman, waiter, busboy, maid, and a printer. 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