Texas Book Festival 2016: The Full List

TBF hosts Don DeLillo, Thomas Dolby, Emma Cline, 277 more

Readers and fans of the literary, you might want to grab a napkin before feasting on the newly announced list of authors for the 2016 Texas Book Festival. With 280 authors on board – among them Don DeLillo, Thomas Dolby, Emma Cline, Jane Alexander, and Nick Offerman – you're sure to start salivating.

Zero K author Don DeLillo (Photo by Joyce Ravid)

As is the norm for the Lone Star State's annual literary extravaganza, taking place Nov. 5 & 6 this year, the slate of attendees covers almost every kind of book people read.

Heavyweights of fiction? Check. Besides the previously mentioned DeLillo, who will discuss his latest, Zero K, in a conversation with local screenwriter and novelist Noah Hawley (the FX series Fargo, the new book Before the Fall), the festival will include T. C. Boyle (The Terranauts), Lone Star screenwriter and novelist Bill Wittliff (The Devil's Backbone), Stephen Harrigan (A Friend of Mr. Lincoln); and Houston-based horror master Justin Cronin (The City of Mirrors).

Rising stars of fiction? Check. For starters, try Emma Cline, author of one of the summer's hottest reads, The Girls; former Austin Chronicle columnist Amy Gentry (Good as Gone); and Yaa Gyasi, whose multigenerational saga of a family in Ghana has won wide acclaim (Homegoing).

Nonfiction? Check. Austin's favorite New Yorker writer Lawrence Wright (The Terror Years: From al-Qaeda to the Islamic State) will be back; plus, there's Texas true-crime specialist Skip Hollandsworth (The Midnight Assassin: Panic, Scandal, and the Hunt for America's First Serial Killer); presidential biographer H.W. Brands (The General vs. the President); investigative journalist Jessica Luther (Unsportsmanlike Conduct: College Football and the Politics of Rape).

Titans of entertainment turned authors? Check. Along with "He Blinded Me With Science" icon Thomas Dolby (The Speed of Sound), there's actress and former chair of the National Endowment for the Arts Jane Alexander (Wild Things, Wild Places); Parks & Recreation star Nick Offerman (Good Clean Fun: Misadventures in Sawdust at the Offerman Workshop); singer Kelly Clarkson (River Rose and the Magical Lullaby); actress Maria Semple (Today Will Be Different); Orange Is the New Black's Diane Guerrero (In the Country We Love: My Family Divided).

Superstar chefs? Check. Diana Kennedy (Nothing Fancy); Padma Lakshmi (The Encyclopedia of Spices and Herbs); Marcus Samuelsson (Red Rooster Cookbook).

Wonderful YA authors? Check. Scaremeister R.L. Stine (Young Scrooge); Jon Scieszka (Frank Einstein and the Evoblaster Belt); Lois Lowry (Looking Back: A Book of Memories); Kwame Alexander (Booked); NFL player Trevor Pryce (Amphibians’ End: A Kulipari Novel).

Poets? Check. Eileen Myles (I Must Be Living Twice: New and Selected Poems 1975-2014); J. Scott Brownlee (Requiem for Used Ignition Cap).

Founder of the Texas Book Festival and former First Lady? Check! Laura Bush and daughter Jenna Bush Hager will discuss their new children's book, Our Great Big Backyard.

And that's not even taking into account the authors of crime fiction, memoirs, humor books, graphic novels, rock music biographies, film histories, art books, and so much more. (Oops, you're drooling.)

The 2016 TBF will launch, as usual, with the First Edition Literary Gala, held this year on Fri., Nov. 4, at the Four Seasons Hotel, and featuring actor-authors Ethan Hawke and Diane Guerrero; journalist/hilarious crime novelist Carl Hiaasen; and chef and restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson as presenters, and children’s book author Jon Scieszka as emcee.

The 2016 Texas Book Festival poster features the art of Jack Unruh, the late, great Texas artist whose illustrations graced TBF author Bill Wittliff’s recent book, The Devil’s Backbone.

For more information on the Texas Book Festival, please visit www.texasbookfestival.org.

The Full List

Jacqueline Woodson, Another Brooklyn
Mitchell Jackson, The Residue Years
Natashia Deon, Grace
Angela Flournoy, The Turner House
Yaa Gyasi, Homegoing
Nicole Dennis-Benn, Here Comes the Sun
Kwei Quartey, Gold of Our Fathers
Trevor Pryce, Amphibians' End
Kekla Magoon, Rebellion of Thieves
Wade Smith, Smitty Hits the (Play) Books
Crystal Allen, The Magnificent Mya Tibbs: Spirit Week Showdown
Kwame Alexander, Booked
Danielle Paige, Stealing Snow
David Wright, Away Running
Phoebe Robinson, You Can't Touch My Hair
Marcus Samuelsson, Red Rooster Cookbook
Maya Perez, On Story
Safiya Sinclair, Cannibal
Kaitlyn Greenidge, We Love You Charlie Freeman
Jade Chang, The Wangs Vs. the World
Sunil Yapa, Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist
Ha Jin, The Boat Rocker
Jung Yun, Shelter
Ken Liu, The Wall of Storms
Ed Lin, Incensed
Karan Mahajan, The Association of Small Bombs
Shruti Swamy, O. Henry Prize Stories 2016
Tony Tulathimutte, Private Citizens
A.N. Kang, Papillon
Minh Le, Let Me Finish!
Varsha Bajaj, This Is Our Baby, Born Today
Ruth Chan, Where's the Party
Arun Gandhi, Be the Change: A Grandfather Gandhi Story
Melissa de la Cruz, Something in Between
Laurent Linn, Draw the Line
Padma Lakshmi, The Encyclopedia of Spices and Herbs
Jeff Chang, Who We Be
Tim Wu, The Attention Merchants
Monica Youn, Blackacre
Jesus Salvador Trevino, Return to Arroyo Grande
Benjamin Saenz, Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club
Derek Palacio, The Mortifications
Claudia Salazar Jimenez, Blood of the Dawn
Eduardo Rabasa, A Zero-Sum Game
Carlos Fonseca, Colonel Lagrimas
Manuel Gonzales, The Regional Office Is Under Attack!
Jose Skinner, The Tombstone Race
Mauro Javier Cardenas, The Revolutionaries Try Again
Duncan Tonatiuh, The Princess and the Warrior
Lauren Castillo, It Is Not Time for Sleeping
Mike Curato, Little Elliot, Big Fun
René Colato Lainez, Mama the Alien/Mama la Extraterrestre
Yuyi Morales, Rudas: Ninos Horrendous Hermanitas
Monica Brown, Lola Levine and the Ballet Scheme
Diana López, Nothing Up My Sleeve
Xavier Garza, Rooster Joe and the Bully
René Saldaña, A Mystery Bigger Than Big: A Mickey Rangel Mystery
Angela Cervantes, Allie, First at Last
Rene Perez, Seeing Off the Johns
Guadalupe Garcia McCall, Shame the Stars
Joe Jiménez, Bloodline
Amy Tintera, Ruined
Julissa Arce, My (Underground) American Dream
Diane Guerrero, In the Country We Love
Andres Neuman, How to Travel Without Seeing
Sylvia Casares, The Enchilada Queen Cookbook: Enchiladas, Fajitas, Tamales, and More Classic Recipes From Texas-Mexico Border Kitchens
Armando Rayo Jarod Neece, The Tacos of Texas
Richard J. Gonzales, Raza Rising: Chicanos in North Texas
Norma Cantu, Entre Guadalupe y Malinche
Rosemary Catacalos, Entre Guadalupe y Malinche
Ines Hernandez-Avil, Entre Guadalupe y Malinche
Carmen Tafolla, Entre Guadalupe y Malinche
Andrea Valdez, How to Be a Texan
Alberto Gonzales, True Faith and Allegiance
Reyna Grande, The Distance Between Us, Young Readers Edition
Emmy Perez, With the River on Our Face
Orlando Ricardo Menes, Heresies
Ire'ne Lara Silva, Blood Sugar Canto
Chigozie Obioma, The Fishermen
Stephen Graham Jones, Mongrels
Okey Ndibe, Never Look an American in the Eye: A Memoir of Flying Turtles, Colonial Ghosts, and the Making of a Nigerian American
Priyamvada Natarajan, Mapping the Heavens: The Radical Scientific Ideas That Reveal the Cosmos
Katie Chase, Man and Wife
Gayle Forman, Leave Me
Justin Cronin, The City of Mirrors
John Pipkin, The Blind Astronomer's Daughter
Marisa Silver, Little Nothing
Eimear McBride, The Lesser Bohemians
Ben Katchor, Cheap Novelties
Robin MacArthur, Half Wild
Jennifer Haigh, Heat and Light
T.C. Boyle, The Terranauts
Mark Frost, The Secret History of Twin Peaks
Kelly Luce, Pull Me Under
Bill Loehfelm, Let the Devil Out
Leila Meacham, Titans
Noah Hawley, Before the Fall
Max Porter, Grief Is the Thing With Feathers
Robert Olen Butler, Perfume River
Robin Wasserman, Girls on Fire
Francine Prose, Mister Monkey
Stacey Berg, Dissension
Amy Gentry, Good as Gone
Amy Stewart, Lady Cop Makes Trouble
Stephen Harrigan, A Friend of Mr. Lincoln
Rufi Thorpe, Dear Fang, With Love
Jennifer Close, The Hopefuls
Carl Hiaasen, Razor Girl
Stephanie Danler, Sweetbitter
Chris Kelly, The Pink Bus
Maximilian Uriarte, The White Donkey
Adam Haslett, Imagine Me Gone
Maria Semple, Today Will Be Different
Allison Amend, Enchanted Islands
Lydia Millet, Sweet Lamb of Heaven
Odie Lindsey, We Come to Our Senses
Reavis Wortham, Dark Places
James Haley, The Shores of Tripoli: Lieutenant Putnam and the Barbary Pirates
J. Todd Scott, The Far Empty
Emma Cline, The Girls
Teddy Wayne, Loner
Dominic Smith, The Last Painting of Sara de Vos
Molly Prentiss, Tuesday Nights in 1980
Virginia Reeves, Work Like Any Other
Don DeLillo, Zero K
Steve Toltz, Quicksand
Cara Black, Murder on the Quai
Minerva Koenig, South of Nowhere
Jesse Donaldson, The More They Disappear
Pamela Erens, Eleven Hours
Jon Land, Strong Cold Dead
Bill Wittliff, The Devil's Sinkhole
Benjamin Rybeck, The Sadness
Drew Nellins Smith, Arcade
Amor Towles, A Gentleman in Moscow
Helen Ellis, American Housewife
Ottessa Moshfegh, O. Henry Prize Stories 2016
Peter Cameron, O. Henry Prize Stories 2016
Chris Bohjalian, The Guest Room
Paulette Jiles, News of the World
Andrea Beaty, Ada Twist, Scientist
Tom Sullivan, I Used to Be a Fish
Carson Ellis, Du Iz Tak?
Shannon Hale, The Princess in Black Takes a Vacation
Dean Hale, The Princess in Black Takes a Vacation
Jon Klassen, We Found a Hat
Matthew Reinhart, Frozen Pop Up
Michael Hall, Wonderfall
Kelly Clarkson, River Rose and the Magical Lullaby
Emma J. Virjan, What This Story Needs Is a Munch and a Crunch
Laura Bush, Our Great Big Backyard
Jenna Bush, Our Great Big Backyard
Patrick McDonnell, Tek: The Modern Cave Boy
David Soman, The Monster Next Door
Jon Agee, Lion Lessons
Jake Parker, Little Bot and Sparrow
Bethany Hegedus, Be the Change: A Grandfather Gandhi Story
Jon Scieszka, Frank Einstein and the Evoblaster Belt
Robert Beatty, Serafina and the Twisted Staff
Sara Pennypacker, Waylon! One Awesome Thing
Eoin Colfer, Iron Man: The Gauntlet
R.L. Stine, Young Scrooge
Kate Beasley, Gertie's Leap to Greatness
John David Anderson, Ms. Bixby's Last Day
Jacqueline Kelly, Skunked! Calpurnia Tate: Girl Vet
Karen Cushman, Grayling's Song
Gitty Daneshvari, The League of Unexceptional Children
Wade Albert White, The Adventurer's Guide to Successful Escapes
Paul Griffin, When Friendship Followed Me Home
Adam Gidwitz, The Inquisitor's Tale
Chris Grabenstein, Welcome to Wonderland #1
D.J. MacHale, The Library #1
David Liss, The Whiskey Rebels
Jessica Spotswood, A Tyranny of Petticoats / Wild Swans
Mercedes Lackey, Elite
Aaron Starmer, Spontaneous
Lauren Oliver, Replica
Maria Dahvana Headley, Aerie
Mindy McGinnis, The Female of the Species
M-E Girard, Girl Mans Up
Matthew Quick, Every Exquisite Thing
Dawn Kurtagich, And the Trees Crept In
Jonah Lisa Dyer, The Season
Stephen Dyer, The Season
Beth Revis, A World Without You
Andrea Cremer, The Conjurer's Riddle
Siobhan Vivian, The Last Boy and Girl in the World
Kenneth Oppel, Every Hidden Thing
Carolyn Cohagan, Time Zero
S.J. Kincaid, The Diabolic
Lucinda Scala Quinn, Mad Hungry Family: 120 Essential Recipes to Feed the Whole Crew
Naomi Duguid, Taste of Persia
Jenny Rosenstrach, How to Celebrate Everything
James Hornfischer, The Fleet at Flood Tide: America at Total War in the Pacific, 1944-1945
Sam Quinones, Dreamland
Chloe Caldwell, I'll Tell You in Person
Paul Hutton, The Apache Wars
Hannah Hart, Buffering
H.W. Brands, The General Vs. the President
Nick Offerman, Good Clean Fun: Misadventures in Sawdust at Offerman Woodshop
Jessica Luther, Unsportsmanlike Conduct: College Football and the Politics of Rape
Ed Ward, The History of Rock & Roll, Vol. 1
Thomas Dolby, The Speed of Sound
Willard Spiegelman, Senior Moments
Clint Hill, Five Presidents
Belle Boggs, The Art of Waiting: On Fertility, Medicine, and Motherhood
Angela Palm, Riverine: A Memoir From Anywhere but Here
Paul Lisicky, The Narrow Door: A Memoir of Friendship
Terry Jennings, Waylon
Douglas Brinkley, Rightful Heritage
David Crabb, Bad Kid
Rob Sheffield, On Bowie
Kevin Robbins, Harvey Penick
Skip Hollandsworth, The Midnight Assassin
Jack Knox, Texas: Ghost Towns, Gas Stations, and a 20 Foot Cowboy
Lawrence Wright, The Terror Years: From al-Qaeda to the Islamic State
Beverly Lowry, Who Killed These Girls
Jane Alexander, Wild Things, Wild Places
Peter Cozzens, The Earth Is Weeping
Sady Doyle, Trainwreck
Helen Thompson, Marfa Modern: Artistic Interiors of the West Texas High Desert
Casey Dunn, Marfa Modern: Artistic Interiors of the West Texas High Desert
Miriam Horn, Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman: Conservation Heroes of the American Heartland
Jessica Dupuy, United Tastes of Texas
Geoff Dyer, White Sands
Ryann Ford, The Last Stop: Vanishing Rest Stops of the American Roadside
Derek Chollet, The Long Game
Barbara Schoicet, Don't Think Twice
Kevin Smokler, Brat Pack America
S.C. Gwynne, The Perfect Pass
Laura Tillman, The Long Shadow of Small Ghosts: Murder and Memory in an American City
Dan Slater, Wolf Boys: Two American Teenagers and Mexico's Most Dangerous Drug Cartel
Josh King, Off Script: An Advance Man's Guide to White House Stagecraft, Campaign Spectacle, and Political Suicide
Mary Beth Rogers, Turning Texas Blue: What It Will Take to Break the GOP Grip on America's Reddest State
Art Markman, Brain Briefs: Answers to the Most (and Least) Pressing Questions about Your Mind
Bob Duke, Brain Briefs: Answers to the Most (and Least) Pressing Questions about Your Mind
Luisa Weiss, Classic German Baking
John Currence, Big Bad Breakfast
David Todd/Jonathan Ogren, The Texas Landscape Project: Nature and People
Carol Dawson/Roger Polson, Miles and Miles of Texas: 100 Years of the Texas Highway Department
Tamara Saviano, Without Getting Killed or Caught: The Life and Music of Guy Clark
Stephanie Bogdanich, The Taco Cleanse
Jessica Morris, The Taco Cleanse
Molly Frisinger, The Taco Cleanse
Wes Allison, The Taco Cleanse
Kimball Taylor, The Coyote's Bicycle
Paige Schilt, Queer Rock Love: A Family Memoir
Katherine Brimberry/Mark L. Smith, Flatbed Press at 25
Sarah Bird, Love Letter to Texas Women
Barbara Morgan, On Story: Screenwriters and Filmmakers on Their Iconic Films
Chad Conine, The Republic of Football: Legends of the Texas High School Game
Lydia Pyne, Seven Skeletons
Melody Warnick, This Is Where You Belong: The Art and Science of Loving the Place You Live
T.J. Stiles, Custer's Trials. A Life on the Frontier of a New America
Diana Kennedy, Nothing Fancy
Chris Barton, Whoosh!
Donna Janell Bowman, Step Right Up: How Doc and Jim Key Taught the World About Kindness
Cynthia Levinson, Hillary Rodham Clinton: Do All the Good You Can
Nathan Hale, Alamo All-Stars
Lois Lowry, Looking Back
Eileen Myles, I Must Be Living Twice
J. Scott Brownlee, Requiem for a Used Ignition Cap
Steven and Reefka Schneider, The Magic of the Mariachi
Corinne Lee, Plenty
Brendan Wenzel, They All Saw a Cat
Carmen Oliver, Bears Make the Best Reading Buddies
Janet Fox, The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle
A.S. King, Still Life With Tornado
Antonio Ruíz-Camacho, Barefoot Dogs
Brian Yansky, Utopia, Iowa
David Lida, One Life
David Cay Johnston, The Making of Donald Trump
James Andrew Miller, Powerhouse
Jan Jarboe Russell, The Train to Crystal City
Jarod Neece, The Tacos of Texas
Jensen Beach, Swallowed by the Cold
Jonathan Ogren, The Texas Landscape Project: Nature and People
Leonard David, Mars
Mark Pryor, The Paris Librarian
Mark Smith, Flatbed Press at 25
Mary Helen Specht, Migratory Animals
Reefka Schneider, The Magic of the Mariachi
Roger Polson, Miles and Miles of Texas: 100 Years of the Highway Department
Ryan T. Higgins, Hotel Bruce
Sam Allingham, The Great American Songbook
W.K. Stratton, Ranchero Ford/Dying in Red Dirt Country

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