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Texas Book Festival Announces First Confirmed Authors for October Fest

By Kimberley Jones, June 19, 2018, 8:18pm, All Over Creation

We’re six months away from October’s Texas Book Festival, and two months shy of the traditional August lineup drop, but the TBF wants to get you excited now. Hence today’s sneak peek at a smattering of confirmed authors, including one that’s a dead lock for all the fiction prizes out there.


Tayari Jones, repping her bestselling and critically lauded An American Marriage, is one of 15 confirmed authors announced for this year’s Texas Book Festival. So is Leslie Jamison, who penned this spring's much-buzzed-about memoir about addiction, The Recovering.

See the whole list of just-added authors below.

Alexander Chee, How to Write an Autobiographical Novel
Alfredo Corchado, Homelands: Four Friends, Two Countries, and the Fate of the Great Mexican-American Migration
Erin Entrada Kelly, You Go First
David Grann, The White Darkness
Sandra Cisneros, Puro Amor 
Fatima Farheen Mirza, A Place for Us
V.E. Schwab, Vengeful
Tommy Orange, There There
Mary Pope Osborne, Magic Tree House #30: Hurricane Heroes in Texas 
Tayari Jones, An American Marriage
Chloe Benjamin, The Immortalists
Sandhya Menon, From Twinkle, With Love
Leslie Jamison, The Recovering 
Walter Mosley, John Woman
Joe Holley, Hurricane Season: The Unforgettable Story of the 2017 Houston Astros and the Resilience of a City

The 2018 Texas Book Festival takes place Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 27-28, at the Texas State Capitol.

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