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Texas Book Festival 2017: Samantha Irby
The title of Samantha Irby’s latest essay collection might be We Are Never Meeting in Real Life, but that doesn’t mean it’s never going to happen for us Austinites. At this year’s Texas Book Festival, the hilarious and unapologetically candid writer will offer die-hard fans and new readers the chance to hear her discuss her raunchy tales IRL.

10:00AM Fri. Nov. 3, 2017, Beth Sullivan Read More | Comment »

Tillie Walden: Talking Comics
Tillie Walden, that Ignatz-winning author of the new graphic novel Spinning, will be at the Texas Book Festival this weekend. (For times, see below.) Until then, and after that, she’s – where? Los Angeles? Tokyo? Berlin? The new Central Library in this city’s own Downtown?

3:00PM Wed. Nov. 1, 2017, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Review: What Unites Us
If you think you’re unfamiliar with Dan Rather, you’re probably not. His career as a journalist stretches back decades and spans what feels like every major American moment: Watergate, the Kennedy assassinations, 9/11. From his CBS work through Dan Rather Reports, this newsman has been on your TV and taught you something about the world.

10:04AM Mon. Oct. 30, 2017, Katarina Brown Read More | Comment »

Do Androids Dream of a Screening This Cool?
You begin to see the connections, maybe you eventually uncover something as enormous as what Ryan Gosling’s Detective K finds in this Denis Villeneuve-helmed sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 masterpiece.

3:55PM Fri. Oct. 13, 2017, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Texas Teen Book Festival: This Weekend!
Here comes the Texas Teen Book Festival, a day-long feast for the relentlessly ink-hungry among us who revel in the best of what corporate marketing departments like to brand as YA fiction.

10:00AM Wed. Oct. 4, 2017, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Ghost In the Shell: Booking Major Kusanagi
Okay, look: The thing about a book like this is that it’s going to appeal to the sort of geeks who are really, really into the film and who might be moved to argue with whatever opinions the book’s author inevitably puts forth.

3:45PM Mon. Oct. 2, 2017, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

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Tom Hanks Joins 2017 Texas Book Festival
You might say the Texas Book Festival is like a box of chocolates: You never know what you're gonna get. For instance, you might get Forrest Gump himself. At least, that's the case with the 2017 TBF. Tom Hanks will be making an appearance on Sat., Nov. 4, to promote his new book of short fiction, Uncommon Type: Some Stories.

12:20PM Tue. Sep. 26, 2017, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Ransom Center Lands Ondaatje Archive
The Harry Ransom Center has scored another literary coup: the archive of Booker Prize winner Michael Ondaatje, author of The English Patient, as well as five other award-winning novels and a host of poetry collections.

9:00AM Tue. Sep. 26, 2017, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Uncomfortably Happily: Yeah, You Know What That’s Like
When city life gets to be a bit too much, you can always just move out to the country, right? Even if you’re not somebody who has a lot of extra money stashed away, maybe you can afford that sort of scenario – in fact, economies being what they are, maybe it’s even more affordable than your life in the city.

1:00PM Mon. Sep. 25, 2017, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

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