Spotlight on Texas Book Festival Authors

Taking a look back at the 'Chronicle's coverage so far

Elgin artist Margie Crisp designed this year's Texas Book Festival poster.
Elgin artist Margie Crisp designed this year's Texas Book Festival poster.

Overwhelmed by the hundreds of authors coming to town for this October's Texas Book Festival? Get your feet wet with our look back at a dozen writers we've profiled this year.

Gustavo Arellano (Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America)

Michael Brick (Saving the School: The True Story of a Principal, a Teacher, a Coach, a Bunch of Kids, and a Year in the Crosshairs of Education Reform)

Douglas Brinkley (Cronkite)

Dale Carpenter (Flagrant Conduct: The Story of Lawrence v. Texas)

Jessica Dupuy (Uchi: The Cookbook)

Jesse Griffiths (Afield: A Chef’s Guide to Preparing and Cooking Wild Game and Fish)

Helen Knode (Wildcat Play)

Joe Lansdale (Edge of Dark Water)

Turk Pipkin (Building Hope: The Story of Mahiga High School and The Nobelity Project)

Andrew Porter (In Between Days)

Tyler Stoddard Smith (Whore Stories: A Revealing History of the World’s Oldest Profession)

W.K. Stratton (Floyd Patterson: The Fighting Life of Boxing’s Invisible Champion)

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