"...October 27-28, 2012. 17 Photos..."
"...See the Chronicle's photo gallery here for seen-and-heard highlights at TBF 2012...."
"...The Texas Book Festival announced its 2012 slate today, featuring big hitters in fiction (Junot Díaz, Justin Cronin) and nonfiction (Robert Caro, Douglas Brinkley, Cheryl Strayed, Naomi Wolf), plus pop culture personalities branching out (Jewel, Tony Danza)...."
"...The breadth of experience in the books biz that the Festival represents is encapsulated in two of the names released this week: Martin Amis and Edan Lepucki. Amis is, of course, one of Britain's literary lions with 40 years of novels behind him, including the Man Booker Prize-shortlisted Time's Arrow (1991), Money (1984), The Information (1995), and, most recently, Lionel Asbo: State of England (2012)..."
"...Ricardo Ainslie, The Fight to Save Juarez: LIfe in the Heart of Mexico's Drug War Holly Aker, Shaun Martin, and Caroline Wallace: Austin Beer: Capital City History on Tap Reed Albergotti and Vanessa O'Connell, Wheelmen: Lance Armstrong, the Tour de France, and the Greatest Sports Conspiracy Ever Jonathan Alter, The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies Scott Anderson, Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East Reza Aslan, Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth Hugh Aynesworth, November 22, 1963: Witness to History Dan Balz, Collision 2012: Obama vs. Romney and the Future of Elections in America Deni Béchard, Empty Hands, Open Arms: The Race to Save Bonobos in the Congo and Make Conservation Go Viral A..."
"...Gustavo Arellano (Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America) http://www.austinchronicle.com/food/2012-05-04/lets-talk-taco/..."
"...Cronin's not the only fiction writer with a buzzy new release coming to the 2012 Texas Book Festival, which runs Oct. 26-27 at the Texas Capitol..."
"...Saviano, who served as Clark's publicist and the producer of 2012's This One's for Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark, presents her subject with an intimacy that balances the dichotomy of his intimidating candor and keen sensitivity. For a musician whose work arose from so much personal experience, Clark's biography provides an indispensable companion to his oeuvre..."
"...In 2012, the winners were such classics as Tart of Darkness, Valley of the Balls, Pride & Pretzel, War & Piece of Cake, and Winnie the Poo ("don't ask," they say), so we're excited to see what this year's entries turn out to be. The Grape Gatsby? Of Rice and Men? The possibilities are endless...."
"...Before Evison came to Austin for the 2012 Texas Book Festival, we praised the novel as "a raw and gutwrenching take on family dynamics written in digestible vignettes." The story hasn't changed, but the cover has: Revised Fundamentals comes out in paperback on Tuesday, May 7...."
"...When a group of local hospitality and event professionals joined forces with Food & Wine magazine to purchase and re-brand the former Texas Hill Country Wine & Food Festival in 2011, there was some speculation about how well a new event with a focus on national celebrity chef talent and a higher price tag would be received in Austin. While the inaugural Austin Food & Wine Festival in April of 2012 did have its rocky patches, it was a respectable first effort..."
"...I don't know how the city's loose affiliation of arts writers – i.e., we get together for happy hour once a month – has managed it for this long, but the Austin Critics Table is marking its 20th year of commending outstanding work on the local arts scene. The list of nominations for its annual awards, which cover the period from May 1, 2011, to April 30, 2012, was assembled by the Austin American-Statesman's Michael Barnes (arts), Cate Blouke (theatre), Claire Canavan (theatre), Luke Quinton (classical music/visual arts), Claire Spera (dance), and Jeanne Claire van Ryzin (arts) and the Chronicle's Elizabeth Cobbe (theatre), Jillian Owens (theatre), Jonelle Seitz (dance), and Robert Faires (arts)..."
"...A longtime ATX movie mover and shaker, Henry flew the coop for Chicago a couple of years back, but we're still calling him a hometown hero. Other aGLIFF 2012 standouts: Opening Night Film Cloudburst, a road movie starring Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker as two nursing-home lovers who head to Canada to marry; Closing Night Film My Brother the Devil, about homophobia in London's Arab community (it won the Grand Jury Award at the 2012 L.A..."
"...Critics participating in this year's awards – covering the period from May 1, 2011, to April 30, 2012 – were the Austin American-Statesman's Michael Barnes (arts), Cate Blouke (theatre), Claire Canavan (theatre), Luke Quinton (classical music/visual arts), Claire Spera (dance), and Jeanne Claire van Ryzin (arts), and the Chronicle's Elizabeth Cobbe (theatre), Jonelle Seitz (dance), Jillian Owens (theatre), and Robert Faires (arts). THEATRE..."
"...You can find more of our recent interviews with TBF 2012 authors, including Suzy Spencer (Secret Sex Lives: A Year on the Fringes of American Sexuality), W.K. Stratton (Floyd Patterson: The Fighting Life of Boxing's Invisible Champion), and Michael Brick (Saving the School: The True Story of a Principal, a Teacher, a Coach, a Bunch of Kids, and a Year in the Crosshairs of Education Reform), as well as capsule reviews of new books from not-to-miss TBF authors, online at austinchronicle.com/texas-book-festival..."