The 2017 Texas Book Festival poster features a photograph by Austin photographer/author Joel Salcido.

Texas Book Festival

Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 4-5, 2017
Texas State Capitol

Tens of thousands of book lovers throng the Texas State Capitol and surrounding grounds every year to celebrate the written word. Founded in 1995, the two-day fest brings to town 300 authors from across the globe and includes readings, panel discussions, cooking demos, live music, and food vendors. See below for our 2016 coverage.

Texas Book Festival 2017: The First Dozen
Texas Book Festival 2017: The First Dozen
Lisa Ko, Claire Messud lead off first look at fest lineup

June 7, 2017

Minerva Koenig on <i>South of Nowhere</i>
Evolving a Detective
Minerva Koenig wanted her mystery series to show how someone becomes a sleuth

Feb. 25, 2016

Stephen Harrigan on <i>A Friend of Mr. Lincoln</i>
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

Jan. 28, 2016

J. Scott Brownlee's <i>Requiem for Used Ignition Cap</i>
J. Scott Brownlee's Requiem for Used Ignition Cap
The first full-length poetry collection by this Hill County native brings him back to Llano, powerfully

Dec. 23, 2015

Texas Book Festival 2015: <br><i>The Train to Crystal City</i>
Texas Book Festival 2015:
The Train to Crystal City
Jan Jarboe Russell's saga of World War II internment in Texas reviewed

Oct. 15, 2015

Specht Speaks!
Specht Speaks!
More Q&A with Migratory Animals author Mary Helen Specht

Jan. 15, 2015

Do I Stay or Do I Go?
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

Jan. 15, 2015

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2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

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