Paging Through the Texas Book Festival

Seen and heard at TBF 2012

Tony Danza. Boss.
Tony Danza. Boss.
photo by Jana Birchum

A cold snap necessitated breaking out the first scarves of the season, while the coming East Coast Frankenstorm prevented a dozen-plus authors from flying in, but none of that deterred an estimated 40,000 book lovers from hitting the Capitol last weekend to celebrate the Texas Book Festival.

The two-day festival boasted such names as Tony Danza, Dan Rather, Cheryl Strayed, and newly minted National Book Award nominees Ben Fountain and Robert Caro. (A third NBA finalist, Junot Díaz, had to drop out when Hurricane Sandy thwarted his travel plans.)

See the Chronicle's photo gallery here for seen-and-heard highlights at TBF 2012.

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