Texas Book Festival 2019: The Full Lineup

Malcolm Gladwell, Sonia Sotomayor, John Grisham, and 300 more

What do the creator of the 10,000 hour rule, a Supreme Court Justice, and The Daily Show's former resident deranged millionaire have in common? Malcolm Gladwell, Sonia Sotomayor, and John Hodgman will all be at the 2019 Texas Book Festival, along with over 300 other authors, all of whom have been announced.

The Lone Star State's annual bibliophilic extravaganza is set for Sat., Oct 26 and Sun., Oct. 27 on the grounds of the Texas State Capitol and environs, and you can expect the authors to cover almost every kind of book people read.

Among the marquee guests are the king of the reigning lord of legal thrillers, John Grisham, promoting his new book The Guardians; former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and human rights adviser to Pres. Obama Samantha Power, featuring her memoir, The Education of an Idealist; historian and National Book Award winner Ibram X. Kendi, bringing his book How to Be an Antiracist; Houston native Attica Locke, discussing her new novel Heaven, My Home, a sequel to the East Texas mystery Bluebird, Bluebird; and celebrated graphic novelists Chris Ware and Seth will attend, the former bringing his new release Rusty Brown and the latter showcasing his latest, Clyde Fans.

As for Gladwell, Sotomayor, and Hodgman …
• the 10,000 hour rule man will be telling us about Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Know;
• Justice Sotomayor has authored a new children's book: Just Ask! Be Different, Be Brave, Be You;
• the former deranged millionaire/comedian will be sharing Medallion Status: True Stories From Secret Rooms.

Austin will be well represented, as well, with Oscar Cásares discussing his acclaimed novel Where We Come From, Elizabeth McCracken discussing her Bowlaway, Michael Parker discussing his Prairie Fever, and Thomas Zigal discussing his, Outcry Witness; barbecue superstar Aaron Franklin stepping away from the pit for his guide to Franklin Steak; Karen Olsson sharing her new meditation on mathematics, The Weil Conjectures; award-winning historian H.W. Brands with his new history of the American West, Dreams of El Dorado; psychologist Art Markman with his Bring Your Brain to Work; Chandler Baker with her white-hot debut thriller The Whisper Network and thriller veteran Mark Pryor with his The Book Artist; science fiction/fantasy author Nikki Drayden with Escaping Exodus; and recent UT Michener Center for Writers grad Lara Prescott with her debut novel, The Secrets We Kept.

And it wouldn't be a Texas Book Festival without books about Texas, and this year there's a doozy leading the pack: Stephen Harrigan's epic history of the Lone Star State, Big Wonderful Thing. Between its covers, the book manages to encompass Comanche warriors, Spanish explorers, American expansionists, settlers, soldiers, artists, and activists, and everyone who contributed to this place being what it is.

Of course, with a list that exceeds 300, that's just scratching the surface of this year's lineup. You'll also have plenty of authors of memoirs, graphic novels, cookbooks, YA novels, political books, children's books, music books, art books, and so much more.

The 2019 TBF will launch, as usual, with the First Edition Literary Gala, held this year on Fri., Oct. 25, at the Four Seasons Hotel.

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

And now for the full list of authors:

Einat Admony SHUK
Andy Aledort TEXAS FLOOD
Kwame Alexander UNDEFEATED
Lauren Alleyne HONEYFISH
Laurie Halse Anderson SHOUT
Tom Angleberger DIDI DODO, FUTURE SPY
Marie Arana SILVER, SWORD, AND STONE
Kristen Arnett MOSTLY DEAD THINGS
Rick Atkinson THE BRITISH ARE COMING
Jami Attenberg ALL THIS COULD BE YOURS
Chandler Baker THE WHISPER NETWORK
Mira Bartók WONDERLING
Chanelle Benz THE GONE DEAD
Katie Bickham MOUTHS OPEN TO HER NAME
ReShonda Tate Billingsley MORE TO LIFE
David Bowles THEY CALL ME GÜERO
H.W. Brands DREAMS OF EL DORADO
Douglas Brinkley AMERICAN MOONSHOT
Sean Brock, SOUTH: ESSENTIAL RECIPES AND NEW EXPLORATIONS
Adrienne Brodeur WILD GAME: MY MOTHER, HER LOVER AND ME
Sarah M. Broom THE YELLOW HOUSE
Christopher Brown RULE OF CAPTURE
Tami Lewis Brown INSTRUCTIONS NOT INCLUDED
Jericho Brown TRADITION
Dave Campbell DAVE CAMPBELL'S FAVORITE TEXAS COLLEGE FOOTBALL STORIES
Josh Campbell CROSSFIRE HURRICANE
Chris Cander THE WEIGHT OF A PIANO
Kayleb Rae Candrelli WHAT RUNS OVER
Norma Elia Cantú Cabañuelas
Reyes Cardénas TORTURED BARRIO SONGS
Pablo Cartaya EACH TINY SPARK
Keith Carter KEITH CARTER: 50 YEARS
Oscar Cásares WHERE WE COME FROM
J.C Cervantes FIRE KEEPER
Angela Cervantes LETY OUT LOUD
Steph Cha YOUR HOUSE WILL PAY
Ryan Chapman RIOTS I HAVE KNOWN
Jared Chapman DIDI DODO
Susan Choi TRUST EXERCISE
Catherine Chung THE TENTH MUSE
Alyssa Cole A Prince On Paper
Matthew Cordell EXPLORERS
Martha Cotera VOICES FROM THE ANCESTORS
Audrey Coulthurst STARWORLD
Gabriela Couturier SIEMPRE UN DESTIERRO
Jennine Capó Crucet MY TIME AMONG THE WHITES: NOTES FROM AN UNFINISHED EDUCATION
Angie Cruz DOMINICANA
Meghan Daum THE PROBLEM WITH EVERYTHING
Steven L. Davis THE ESSENTIAL FRANK DOBIE
Charlotte Nicole Davis THE GOOD LUCK GIRLS
Eleanor Davis THE HARD TOMORROW


Julie Hirschfeld Davis BORDER WARS
Tyree Daye RIVER HYMNS
Tania de Regil A NEW HOME
Rubén Degollado THROW
Rene Denfeld BUTTERFLY GIRL
Jason DeParle GOOD PROVIDER IS ONE WHO LEAVES
Jaquira Díaz ORDINARY GIRLS
Michael Dobbs UNWANTED
David Dow CONFESSIONS OF AN INNOCENT MAN
Nicky Drayden ESCAPING EXODUS
Benjamin Dreyer DREYER'S ENGLISH
Jennifer duBois SPECTATORS
Dayton Duncan COUNTRY MUSIC
Cyrus Dunham YEAR WITHOUT A NAME
Debbie Loren Dunn INSTRUCTIONS NOT INCLUDED
Geoff Dyer BROADSWORD CALLING DANNY BOY
Katherine Eban BOTTLE OF LIES
Greg van Eekhout COG
Kimi Eisele LIGHTEST OBJECT IN THE UNIVERSE
Tonya Engel RISE! FROM CAGED BIRD TO POET OF THE PEOPLE
Juliet Escoria JULIET THE MANIAC
Sarah Rose Etter BOOK OF X
Hafsah Faizal WE HUNT THE FLAME
Anika Fajardo MAGICAL REALISM FOR NON-BELIEVERS
Kali Fajardo-Anstine SABRINA & CORINA
Zulema Arroyo Farley SO MUCH MORE
Jim Fissel MARFA GARDEN
T Fleischmann TIME IS THE THING A BODY MOVES THROUGH
Fernando Flores TEARS OF THE TRUFFLEPIG
Julie Fogliano JUST IN CASE YOU WANT TO FLY
Amaryllis Fox LIFE UNDERCOVER

Aaron Franklin FRANKLIN STEAK
Rivka Galchen RAT RULE 79
Gale Galligan BOY-CRAZY STACEY (THE BABY-SITTERS CLUB GRAPHIC NOVEL): A GRAPHIX BOOK
Cassy Joy Garcia COOK ONCE, EAT ALL WEEK
Hector Garcia SEX, POWER, AND PARTISANSHIP
Paula Garner STARWORLD
Cristina Rivera Garza THE ILLIAC CREST
Gilbert Gaul THE GEOGRAPHY OF RISK
Ross Gay THE BOOK OF DELIGHTS
Holly George-Warren JANIS: HER LIFE AND MUSIC
Stu Gibbs CHARLIE THORNE AND THE LAST EQUATION
Lamar Giles THE LAST LAST-DAY-OF-SUMMER
Malcolm Gladwell TALKING TO STRANGERS
Russell Gold SUPERPOWER
Juliet Grames THE SEVEN OR EIGHT DEATHS OF STELLA FORTUNA
Andy Griffiths 117-STORY TREEHOUSE
Nikki Grimes ORDINARY HAZARDS
John Grisham THE GUARDIANS
Jasmine Guillory ROYAL HOLIDAY
S. C. Gwynne HYMNS OF THE REPUBLIC
Mark Haber REINHARDT'S GARDEN
James Haley DEVIL IN PARADISE
Shaun Hamill A COSMOLOGY OF MONSTERS
Cameron Dezen Hammon THIS IS MY BODY
Elaine Hampton COPPER STAIN
Stephen Harrigan BIG WONDERFUL THING
Hannah Hart MY DRUNK KITCHEN HOLIDAYS
Melanie Hatter MALAWI'S SISTERS
Julian Hector THIS IS THE CONSTRUCTION WORKER
Bethany Hegedus RISE! FROM CAGED BIRD TO POET OF THE PEOPLE
Claudia Hernández KNITTING THE FOG
Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros BECOMING COZTōTōTL

John Hodgman MEDALLION STATUS
Peter Hotez VACCINES DID NOT CAUSE RACHEL'S AUTISM
Pam Houston DEEP CREEK: FINDING HOPE IN THE HIGH COUNTRY
Kevin Huizenga RIVER AT NIGHT
Gabino Iglesias COYOTE SONGS
Mike Isaac SUPER PUMPED
Mitchell Jackson SURVIVAL MATH
Tiffany D. Jackson LET ME HEAR A RHYME
Stephanie Jimenez THEY COULD HAVE NAMED HER ANYTHING
Alba Letycia Jiménez EL MUNDO DE ZAPHIRAH
Craig Johnson LAND OF WOLVES
Maureen Johnson VANISHING STAR
Saeed Jones HOW WE FIGHT FOR OUR LIVES
Jen Julian EARTHLY DELIGHTS AND OTHER APOCALYPSES
Mary Beth Keane ASK AGAIN YES
Ibram X. Kendi HOW TO BE AN ANTIRACIST
Angie Kim MIRACLE CREEK
Austin Kleon KEEP GOING
Gordon Korman LEVEL 13 (A SLACKER NOVEL)
Jorge Lacera ZOMBIES DON'T EAT VEGGIES
Megan Lacera ZOMBIES DON'T EAT VEGGIES
René Colato Laínez MY SHOES AND I
John Langmore FAULT LINES
John Langmore OPEN RANGE
Joe R. Lansdale ELEPHANT OF SURPRISE
Christina Lauren TWICE IN A BLUE MOON
Andrea Lawlor PAUL TAKES THE FORM OF A MORTAL GIRL
Lyz Lenz GOD LAND
Deborah Levy THE MAN WHO SAW EVERYTHING
Grace Lin BIG BED FOR LITTLE SNOW
Tom LoBianco PIETY & POWER
Tembi Locke FROM SCRATCH
Attica Locke HEAVEN, MY HOME
William Lopez SEPARATED
Bojan Louis SHAPES OF NATIVE NONFICTION
Aimee Lucido EMMY IN THE KEY OF CODE
Kyle Lukoff WHEN AIDAN BECAME A BROTHER
Irene Luxbacher DEEP UNDERWATER
Kelly Starling Lyons SING A SONG
T. Kira Madden LONG LIVE THE TRIBE OF FATHERLESS GIRLS
Kekla Magoon LIGHT IT UP
Marty Makary THE PRICE WE PAY
Thomas Mallon LANDFALL
Mesha Maren SUGAR RUN
Art Markman BRING YOUR BRAIN TO WORK

Karl Marlantes DEEP RIVER
Monica Muñoz Martinez INJUSTICE NEVER LEAVES YOU
Jim Martinez MARFA GARDEN
Jennifer Mathieu LIARS OF MARIPOSA ISLAND
Courtney Maum COSTALEGRE
Alexander McCall Smith TO THE LAND OF LONG LOST FRIENDS
Elizabeth McCracken BOWLAWAY
L. L. McKinney A DREAM SO DARK
Lisa McMann DRAGON CURSE
Casey McQuiston RED, WHITE, & ROYAL BLLUE
William McRaven SEA STORIES
Leila Meacham DRAGONFLY
Juana Medina JUANA AND LUCAS: BIG PROBLEMAS
Meg Medina MERCI SUÁREZ CHANGES GEARS
Lara Medina VOICES FROM THE ANCESTORS
Suketu Mehta THIS LAND IS OUR LAND
Matt Mendez BARELY MISSING EVERYTHING
Orlando Ricardo Menes MEMORIA
Anna Meriano LOVE, SUGAR, MAGIC: A SPRINKLE OF SPIRITS
Ben Mezrich BITCOIN BILLIONAIRES
Todd Miller EMPIRE OF BORDERS
Mary Miller BILOXI
Rafi Mittlefehldt WHAT MAKES US
Jung Young Moon SEVEN SAMURAI SWEPT AWAY IN A RIVER
Leonard Moore DEFEAT OF BLACK POWER
Yuyi Morales DREAMERS
Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton NEWSWORTHY
Ibtihaj Muhammad THE PROUDEST BLUE
Anne Nelson THE SHADOW NETWORK
Sandra Newman THE HEAVENS
David Norman BREAD ON THE TABLE
Mary Norris GREEK TO ME
Tim O'Brien DAD'S MAYBE BOOK
Alix Ohlin DUAL CITIZENS
Daniel José Older FREEDOM FIRE (DACTYL HILL SQUAD #2)
José Olivarez CITIZEN ILLEGAL
Carmen Oliver A VOICE FOR THE SPIRIT BEARS
Karen Olsson WEIL CONJECTURES
Cynthia Ontiveros COPPER STAIN
Tochi Onyebuchi WAR GIRLS
Ladan Osman EXILES IN EDEN
Molly Ostertag MIDWINTER WITCH
Emma Otheguy SILVER MEADOWS SUMMER
R. J. Palacio WHITE BIRD
Maulik Pancholy BEST AT IT
Morgan Parker WHO PUT THIS SONG ON?

Michael Parker PRAIRIE FEVER
Kimberly King Parsons BLACK LIGHT
Joe Nick Patoski AUSTIN TO ATX
Alan Paul TEXAS FLOOD
Baptiste Paul FIELD
Pamela Paul HOW TO RAISE A READER
Mary E. Pearson VOW OF THIEVES
Scott Pelley TRUTH WORTH TELLING: A REPORTER'S SEARCH FOR MEANING IN THE STORIES OF OUR TIMES
Severo Perez ODD BIRDS
Celia C. Pérez STRANGE BIRDS
Mitali Perkins FORWARD ME BACK TO YOU
Julia Phillips DISAPPEARING EARTH
Mary Laura Philpott I MISS YOU WHEN I BLINK
Jerry Pinkney A PLACE TO LAND
Samantha Power EDUCATION OF AN IDEALIST
Lara Prescott THE SECRETS WE KEPT
Asher Price EARL CAMPBELL: YARDS AFTER CONTACT
Mark Pryor THE BOOK ARTIST
Emiliana Puyana WE ARE LA COCINA
Ron Querry DEATH OF BERNADETTE LEFTHAND
Isabel Quintero MY PAPI HAS A MOTORCYCLE
Brynne Rebele-Henry ORPHEUS GIRL
Virginia Reeves BEHAVIOR OF LOVE
Jo Reyes-Boitel MICHAEL + JOSEPHINE
Randy Ribay PATRON SAINTS OF NOTHING
Thomas Ricks CHURCHILL AND ORWELL
Lilliam Rivera DEALING IN DREAMS
Melissa Rivero THE AFFAIRS OF THE FALCÓNS
Kevin Robbins LAST STAND OF PAYNE STEWART
Carolina De Robertis CANTORAS
Sharon Robinson CHILD OF THE DREAM (A MEMOIR OF 1963)
Christian Robinson JUST IN CASE YOU WANT TO FLY
Ivelisse Rodriguez LOVE WAR STORIES
Odilia Galván Rodríguez COLOR OF LIGHT: POEMS FOR THE MEXICA AND ORISHA ENERGIES
Fatima Ronquillo SPELLBOUND
Kristen Roupenian YOU KNOW YOU WANT THIS
Rainbow Rowell WAYWARD SON
Karen Russell ORANGE WORLD
Aarón Sánchez WHERE I COME FROM

Lisa Sandlin THE BIRD BOYS
Sehba Sarwar BLACK WINGS
Mary Lou Saxon MARFA GARDEN
Judy Schachner STRETCHY MCHANDSOME
Jon Scieszka ASTRONUTS
Rion Amilcar Scott THE WORLD DOESN'T REQUIRE YOU
Alex Segura MIAMI MIDNIGHT
Brenda Sendejo VOICES FROM THE ANCESTORS
Ruta Sepetys THE FOUNTAINS OF SILENCE
J.J. Mulligan Sepúlveda NO HUMAN IS ILLEGAL
Namwali Serpell THE OLD DRIFT
Seth CLYDE FANS
Margaret Wilkerson Sexton THE REVISIONERS
Aarti Namdev Shahani HERE WE ARE
Dani Shapiro INHERITANCE
Brenda Shaughnessy THE OCTOPUS MUSEUM
Michael D. Shear BORDER WARS
Steve Sheinkin BORN TO FLY
Chris Shepherd COOK LIKE A LOCAL
ire'ne lara silva CUICACALLI/ HOUSE OF SONG
Eric Silverstein PEACHED TORTILLA
Jeremy Slack DEPORTED TO DEATH
Dominic Smith THE ELECTRIC HOTEL
Sarah Elaine Smith MARILOU IS EVERYWHERE
Christina Soontornvat SNOW PLACE LIKE HOME (DIARY OF AN ICE PRINCESS #1)
Traci Sorell WE ARE GRATEFUL
Sonia Sotomayor Just Ask! Be Different, Be Brave, Be You
Richard Stengel INFORMATION WARS
Benchalak Srimart Stoops TEXAS SEAFOOD
PJ Stoops TEXAS SEAFOOD
W. K. Stratton THE WILD BUNCH
Erika Swyler LIGHT FROM OTHER STARS
John Taliaferro GRINNELL
Mariko Tamaki LAURA DEAN KEEPS BREAKING UP WITH ME
Matt Tavares DASHER
Raina Telgemeier GUTS
Raúl the Third ¡VAMOS! LET'S GO TO THE MARKET
Sherry Thomas THE MAGNOLIA SWORD: A BALLAD OF MULAN
Merritt Tierce LOVE ME BACK
Rodrigo Márquez Tizano JAKARTA
Duncan Tonatiuh SOLDIER FOR EQUALITY
Karen Tongson WHY KAREN CARPENTER MATTERS
Paul Tough THE YEARS THAT MATTER MOST
Sergio Troncoso A PECULIAR KIND OF IMMIGRANT'S SON
Ron Tyler THE ART OF TEXAS
Jeannie Vanasco THINGS WE DIDN'T TALK ABOUT WHEN I WAS A GIRL
Eduardo R. Vega CHICHARRA CHORUS
Eric Velasquez OCTOPUS STEW
Padma Venkatraman THE BRIDGE HOME
James Verini THEY WILL HAVE TO DIE NOW
Edward Vidaurre JAZZHOUSE
Vanessa Angélica Villarreal BEAST MERIDIAN
Igor Volsky GUNS DOWN
Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia BANNED

Rob Walker THE ART OF NOTICING
Theresa Warburton SHAPES OF NATIVE NONFICTION
Dave Ward GOOD EVENING, FRIENDS
Chris Ware RUSTY BROWN
Bryan Washington LOT: Stories
Harriet Washington A TERRIBLE THING TO WASTE
Elissa Washuta SHAPES OF NATIVE NONFICTION
Steven Weinberg ASTRONUTS
Ben Westhoff FENTANYL, INC
Terry Tempest Williams EROSION
De'Shawn Charles Winslow IN WEST MILLS
Barry Wittenstein A PLACE TO LAND
Javier Zamora UNACCOMPANIED
Gwendolyn Zepeda HOUSTON NOIR
Kat Zhang AMY WU AND THE PERFECT BAO
Thomas Zigal OUTCRY WITNESS
Ibi Zoboi MY LIFE AS AN ICE CREAM SANDWICH

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