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Texas Book Festival 2016: The Full List
TBF hosts Don DeLillo, Thomas Dolby, Emma Cline, 277 more
"...on the newly announced list of authors for the 2016 Texas Book Festival. With 280 authors on board –..."

Sept. 15, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Texas Book Festival 2018: The Full List
Lineup includes Cecile Richards, Julián Castro, + 280 more
" a meteorological sense but a literary one. The Texas Book Festival has released the full list of authors..."

Aug. 29, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Texas Book Festival 2017: Samantha Irby
Meet the author of We Are Never Meeting in Real Life in real life
"...going to happen for us Austinites. At this year’s Texas Book Festival, the hilarious and unapologetically candid writer will..."

Nov. 3, 2017 Arts Post by Beth Sullivan

All Booked Up for the Texas Book Festival
Fans of the written word, keep this weekend’s schedule free; you’ll need every minute for the TBF
"...turning of the leaves. So it is with the Texas Book Festival this season. Instead of a mid-October arrival,..."

Nov. 4, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Texas Book Festival’s Literary Libations Events Start This Week
Cocktails and books go together like poetry and pickle backs
"...Booze and literature are well-established as bedfellows powerful enough..."

Aug. 6, 2018 Food Post by Emily Beyda

Texas Book Festival 2017: The First Dozen
Lisa Ko, Claire Messud lead off first look at fest lineup
"...On Monday, the Texas Book Festival announced the first dozen authors for the..."

June 7, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Without Getting Killed or Caught: The Life and Music of Guy Clark
The dean of Lone Star songwriting documented at the 11th hour
" Tamara Saviano's much anticipated biography of the incomparable Texas songwriter arrives with a poignant and appropriate sense of..."

Nov. 4, 2016 Music Review by Doug Freeman

Music on the Page at the Texas Book Festival
Music books strut their feminism, hip-hop, and emo
"...both cultural analyses and personal memoirs, a slew of Texas Book Festival authors capture that pervading influence in the..."

Oct. 26, 2018 Music Feature by Rachel Rascoe

Texas Book Festival 2018
"...2018 Texas Book Festival on October 27, 2018..."

Oct. 29, 2018 Photo Gallery

Ben Katchor: Drawn, You Might Say, to the Texas Book Festival
The acclaimed cartoonist brings his Cheap Novelties to Austin
"...“Alison Bechdel and Ben Katchor have also won MacArthur..."

Nov. 2, 2016 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Katherine Catmull at the Texas Teen Book Festival
Like a fairy in her YA novel The Radiant Road, Katherine Catmull keeps transforming the mundane into lovely art
"...her teeth into drafting what will be her third book. It hasn't left much time to celebrate the critical..."

Sept. 30, 2016 Arts Feature by Rosalind Faires

2016 Texas Teen Book Festival: The Details
"...The Texas Teen Book Festival is always a starry affair, but..."

Sept. 30, 2016 Arts Feature by Rosalind Faires

Texas Burlesque Festival Does the Whole Shebang!
Bumpin' and grindin' into the Paramount for 10th anniversary
"...or not that story is true, this weekend the Texas Burlesque Festival makes history when, for the first time..."

April 6, 2017 Arts Post by Richard Whittaker

The O. Henry Prize Stories 2016: The Best Stories of the Year
Edited by Laura Furman
"...the way first: The short story is not a mini-book, not a practice ground for would-be novelists, not for..."

Nov. 4, 2016 Arts Feature by Joe O'Connell

Top 10 Festival Films You Haven't Seen Yet
From charming zombies to pompous actors, 10 films to seek in 2019
"...with 2018, but 2018 isn't done with you. While festival season is just a few calendar flips away (looking..."

Jan. 11, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Day Trips & Beyond: Texas Travel
A trip planner for the month of March
"...arts contexts. To see the full program, go to"

March 9, 2016 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Austin Film Festival Announces Second Wave of Films
Jeff Nichols' Loving gets a Texas premiere
"...The Austin Film Festival dropped more of its 2016 lineup today, announcing eight..."

Aug. 23, 2016 Screens Post by Josh Kupecki

Playback: The 2016/17 Austin Music Awards Reveal
"...spitballing, strategizing, scheming, and dreaming up performances for the 2016/17 Austin Music Awards. All the generals were there: Charlie..."

Feb. 17, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Let's Go to Hell: Scattered Memories of the Butthole Surfers
Front lunatic Gibby Haynes escapes the Butthole Surfers' first bio, but nothing else did
"...alpha freak held his tongue in the first dedicated book about Texas' proto-alternative tricksters, but prevails equally as hero..."

June 17, 2016 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Tillie Walden: Talking Comics
"If it was torture, I’d’ve given up by now.”
"...the new graphic novel Spinning, will be at the Texas Book Festival this weekend. (For times, see below.) Until..."

Nov. 1, 2017 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

The Seven Skeletons of Lydia Pyne
The local science historian debuts her new book about famous fossil hominids
" them since they were discovered, and her new book Seven Skeletons: The Evolution of the World's Most Famous..."

Aug. 12, 2016 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Wild Things, Wild Places: Adventurous Tales of Wildlife and Conservation on Planet Earth
by Jane Alexander
" sustain a lifetime of adventures worth writing a book about, but it is her sincere dedication to wildlife..."

Nov. 4, 2016 Arts Feature by Jessi Cape

Ben Fountain on Beautiful Country Burn Again
In his new book, the author lights up 2016 to make sense of that crazy, intense year
"...question on a lot of minds on Nov. 8, 2016, the night Donald J. Trump was elected president. Not..."

Oct. 26, 2018 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Review: Emma Cline's The Girls
This seismic literary debut tracks a California girl drawn to a dark cult in 1969
"...with To Kill a Mockingbird. In the summer of 2016, it's California native Emma Cline and her debut, The..."

Aug. 12, 2016 Arts Feature by Tim Stegall

Do I Stay or Do I Go?
In her debut novel Migratory Animals, Austin author Mary Helen Specht explores the push and pull of place
"...West Texas native Mary Helen Specht intended to leave her home..."

Jan. 16, 2015 Arts Feature by Jessi Cape

Stephen Harrigan on A Friend of Mr. Lincoln
The Austin writer reveals the vision behind his portrait of the 16th president as a young man in his new novel
"...pause, but this is the man who took on Texas' most mythic and exhaustively anatomized story in his novel,..."

Jan. 29, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

J. Scott Brownlee's Requiem for Used Ignition Cap
J. Scott Brownlee's first full-length poetry collection brings him back to Llano, powerfully
"...collection of poetry, published this past October by Orison Books. Every poem in the book is deeply rooted in..."

Dec. 25, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Minerva Koenig on South of Nowhere
Minerva Koenig wanted her mystery series to show how someone becomes a sleuth
"...Koenig originally came to Austin as a University of Texas art student (then a theatre student, then an English..."

Feb. 26, 2016 Arts Feature by Rosalind Faires

The History of Rock & Roll, Volume 1: 1920-1963
Local music journalism pioneer takes on all of rock & roll
"...which, 1986's Rock of Ages, was co-authored by this book's very scribe. This one's different...."

Nov. 4, 2016 Music Review by Tim Stegall

Amy Gentry on Good as Gone
This Austin author didn't set out to make her first novel a thriller, but now that it's out, she's good with that
"...too much about her – I didn't read her book – because I didn't want to influence myself too..."

July 22, 2016 Arts Feature by Jessi Cape

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