Texas Book Festival 2019

Oct. 26-27

Texas Book Festival 2019: Truth Worth Telling: A Conversation With Journalist Scott Pelley
Festival 2019: Truth Worth Telling With Scott Pelley
Newsman Scott Pelley had words of advice about media in the modern age

Oct. 28, 2019

Texas Book Festival 2019: On Second Look: Writing About Home From New Perspectives
Festival 2019: On Second Look
Oscar Cásares and De'Shawn Charles Winslow keep it all in the family

Oct. 28, 2019

Texas Book Festival 2019: Dave Campbell's Favorite Texas College Football Stories
Festival 2019: Dave Campbell's Favorite Football Stories
The longtime sportswriter still recalls all those great games

Oct. 28, 2019

Texas Book Festival 2019: <br>Finding Their Power
LGBTQIA+ at TBF: Finding Their Power
Two authors mine the past for tales of queer sisterhood

Oct. 28, 2019

Texas Book Festival 2019: <br>My Story Is More Than the Struggle
LGBTQIA+ at TBF: My Story Is More Than the Struggle
Mitchell Jackson and Jaquira Diaz get under the skin of memoir

Oct. 28, 2019

PHOTOS: Texas Book Festival 2019
Photos by David Brendan Hall, and John Anderson

Mon., Oct. 28, 2019

Texas Book Festival 2019: <br>All by Myself: Loneliness in Fiction
LGBTQIA+ at TBF: Loneliness in Fiction
Kristen Arnett & Kevin Huizenga weigh in on frustration and isolation

Oct. 28, 2019

Texas Book Festival 2019: <br>They’re Playing My Song
LGBTQIA+ at TBF: They’re Playing My Song
Andrea Lawlor and Karen Tongson on music's doorway to self-discovery

Oct. 28, 2019

Texas Book Festival 2019: <br>Embracing the Journey
Festival 2019: Embracing the Journey
Anika Fajardo and Tembi Locke travel far to find what’s near

Oct. 28, 2019

Texas Book Festival 2019: <br>On the Topic of Mothers
Festival 2019: On the Topic of Mothers
Saeed Jones, Michele Filgate, & Angie Cruz grapple with a mother’s love

Oct. 28, 2019

Texas Book Festival 2019: <br> Modern Royalty in Romance
Festival 2019: Modern Royalty in Romance
Casey McQuiston and Jasmine Guillory reign over rom-coms

Oct. 28, 2019

Attica Locke on Solving Crime on Highway 59
Attica Locke: Solving Crime on Hwy 59
Heaven, My Home author talks her East Texas roots and the blues

Oct. 25, 2019

This Week on <i>The Austin Chronicle Show</i>: Texas Book Festival Picks
This Week on The Austin Chronicle Show: Texas Book Festival Picks
Team Faires previews the literary event of the year

Oct. 25, 2019

Hannah Hart Brings Her Newest Book to Austin
Hannah Hart Brings Her Newest Book to Austin
The My Drunk Kitchen star wants to help you celebrate daily

Oct. 25, 2019

Texas Book Festival 2019: Who Belongs?
Texas Book Festival 2019: Who Belongs?
Authors explore what it means to be an American outsider

Oct. 25, 2019

Book Review: <i>The River at Night</i>
Book Review: The River at Night
In Kevin Huizenga's graphic novel, one man's speeding mind breaks time

Oct. 24, 2019

Book Review: <i>The Hard Tomorrow</i>
Book Review: The Hard Tomorrow
Eleanor Davis' graphic novel centers on a woman who's trying

Oct. 24, 2019

Chris Ware and Seth at the Texas Book Festival
Chris Ware and Seth at the Texas Book Festival
Two titans of sequential art, gabbing craftwise in Austin on Saturday

Oct. 24, 2019

A Cookbook a Day Keeps the Munchies at Bay
A Cookbook a Day Keeps the Munchies at Bay
Texas Book Festival showcases seven food books from around the world

Oct. 24, 2019

The Texas Book Festival's Read Warriors
The Texas Book Festival's Read Warriors
Book lovers charge the Texas State Capitol this weekend

Oct. 24, 2019

The Highs and Lows of Houston Life in <i>Lot: Stories</i>
The Highs and Lows of Houston Life in Lot: Stories
Bryan Washington depicts residents with warmth and discernment as they live, fight, work, and love in a city that can be both a home and a challenge

Oct. 24, 2019

New Janis Joplin Biography Favors Love Over Sensationalism
New Janis Joplin Biography Favors Love Over Sensationalism
Author Holly George-Warren shows the love in Janis: Her Life and Music

Oct. 24, 2019

Tim O'Brien's Love Letter to His Sons
Tim O'Brien's Love Letter to His Sons
In Dad's Maybe Book, the author of Going After Cacciato is going after fatherhood

Oct. 24, 2019

Book Review: <i>Mostly Dead Things</i>
Book Review: Mostly Dead Things
A taxidermist’s family grieves and grows in Kristen Arnett’s debut

Oct. 23, 2019

Why Sarah Elaine Smith Writes the Way She Does
Sarah Elaine Smith on Writing
The author of Marilou Is Everywhere tells the full story

Oct. 23, 2019

Book Review: <i>How We Fight for Our Lives</i>
Book Review: How We Fight for Our Lives
Saeed Jones' memoir resonates most when it digs the deepest

Oct. 22, 2019

Texas Book Festival: Nicky Drayden and Chris Brown
Nicky Drayden and Chris Brown
The Austin authors explore new frontiers in science fiction

Oct. 22, 2019

Book Review: <i>A Cosmology of Monsters</i>
Book Review: A Cosmology of Monsters
Shaun Hamill pens an achingly aware homage to horrors past

Oct. 21, 2019

<i>The Secrets We Kept</i> by Lara Prescott
The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott
Who runs the world? Secretaries, spies, and survivors in Lara Prescott's debut novel

Sept. 12, 2019

Texas Platters
Texas Flood: The Inside Story of Stevie Ray Vaughan
A Texas Flood of new interviews paint an intimate portrait of late Austin guitar god

Sept. 5, 2019

Texas Book Festival 2019: The Full Lineup
Texas Book Festival 2019: The Full Lineup
Malcolm Gladwell, Sonia Sotomayor, John Grisham, and 300 more

Aug. 28, 2019

Austin Author Chandler Baker Talks About Creating a Novel for the #MeToo Movement
Austin Author Chandler Baker Talks About Creating a Novel for the #MeToo Movement
Writer of Whisper Network offers a healthy dose of righteous indignation

July 25, 2019

<i>Houston Noir</i> Anthology Explores H-Town Badness
Houston Noir Anthology Explores H-Town Badness
H-Town badness gets the Akashic rundown in a criminally good anthology

July 18, 2019

<i>The Bird Boys</i> Brings Crime to 1970s Beaumont
The Bird Boys Brings Crime to 1970s Beaumont
Lisa Sandlin's characters try to solve the mysteries of themselves

July 18, 2019

Texas Book Festival Announces First 15 Authors
Texas Book Festival Announces First 15 Authors
Fall lineup includes Susan Choi, Attica Locke, Hafsah Faizal

June 26, 2019

Author Casey McQuiston Loves Love
Author Casey McQuiston Loves Love
The debut writer dreams of queer romance and a bluer Texas

May 21, 2019

The Peached Tortilla’s Cookbook Can Make You a Dinner Party Star
The Peached Tortilla’s Cookbook Can Make You a Dinner Party Star
Explore Asian comfort food from Tokyo to Texas

May 2, 2019

Meat Master Aaron Franklin Talks Steak
Meat Master Aaron Franklin Talks Steak
Dive into five different cuts cooked five different ways in his new book

April 18, 2019

At the Crossroads: Joe Nick Patoski’s <i>Austin to ATX</i>
At the Crossroads: Joe Nick Patoski’s Austin to ATX
Book, launching Feb. 13, tracks Austin’s evolving character

Feb. 11, 2019

<i>Bowlaway</i> by Elizabeth McCracken
Bowlaway by Elizabeth McCracken
Bowling is something sacred in Elizabeth McCracken’s multigenerational novel

Jan. 31, 2019

Self Service
Self Service
Merritt Tierce drew on her own time waiting tables for the provocative restaurant world in her novel Love Me Back

Oct. 23, 2014

Love Me Back
Love Me Back
Merritt's Tierce's novel isn't for the faint of heart, but it tells of a young woman's survival with boldness and power

Oct. 23, 2014

PHOTOS: Texas Book Festival 2018
Photos by Jana Birchum, and John Anderson

Mon., Oct. 29, 2018

Texas Book Festival 2018: Making History: The Civil Rights Movement in Texas
Texas Book Festival 2018: Making History: The Civil Rights Movement in Texas
Uncovering the untold stories of integration at UT

Oct. 29, 2018

Texas Book Festival 2018: Real Romance: Alyssa Cole and Jasmine Guillory
Texas Book Festival 2018: Real Romance: Alyssa Cole and Jasmine Guillory
The two on what makes their contemporary love stories sparkle

Oct. 29, 2018

Texas Book Festival 2018: War Reporting: The Fighters on the Ground
Texas Book Festival 2018: War Reporting: The Fighters on the Ground
C.J. Chivers on capturing the lives of American soldiers now

Oct. 29, 2018

Texas Book Festival 2018: Alternate Realities: Sci-Fi in 2018
Texas Book Festival 2018: Alternate Realities: Sci-Fi in 2018
V.E. Schwab and John Scalzi ponder the point of writing sci-fi

Oct. 29, 2018

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