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
www.texasbookfestival.org

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.

PHOTOS: Texas Book Festival 2017
Photos by Jana Birchum, and John Anderson

Wed., Nov. 8, 2017

Texas Book Festival 2017: Connecting … Connecting …
Texas Book Festival 2017: Connecting … Connecting …
Authors talk Florida and what you don't know about your family

Nov. 6, 2017

Texas Book Festival 2017: <br>A Conversation With Dan Rather
Texas Book Festival 2017:
A Conversation With Dan Rather
At launch for What Unites Us, newsman shares positivity

Nov. 6, 2017

Texas Book Festival 2017: <br>Jeffrey Eugenides and Claire Messud
Texas Book Festival 2017:
Jeffrey Eugenides and Claire Messud
For both award-winning authors, adolescence was important

Nov. 6, 2017

Texas Book Festival 2017: Tom Hanks <br>in Conversation With Lawrence Wright
Texas Book Festival 2017: Tom Hanks
in Conversation With Lawrence Wright
When writing, the Oscar winner seeks moments of serendipity

Nov. 6, 2017

Texas Book Festival 2017: <br>Flights of Fantasy
Texas Book Festival 2017:
Flights of Fantasy
Authors Pulley and Rivera on what's new in historical fantasy

Nov. 5, 2017

Texas Book Festival 2017: Sisters First: <br>A Celebration of Sisterhood
Texas Book Festival 2017: Sisters First:
A Celebration of Sisterhood
For the Bush sisters, an emotional discussion of their memoir

Nov. 5, 2017

Texas Book Festival 2017: After the Uprising: The Shi'a Sunni Divide
Texas Book Festival 2017: After the Uprising: The Shi'a Sunni Divide
Geneive Abdo gets below the surface of Middle East conflicts

Nov. 5, 2017

Texas Book Festival 2017: <br>Writers and Their Dogs
Texas Book Festival 2017:
Writers and Their Dogs
Oh yes, there were pictures, and loads of love for canines

Nov. 5, 2017

Texas Book Festival 2017: <i>Soonish</i>: <br>A Funny Future of Technology
Texas Book Festival 2017: Soonish:
A Funny Future of Technology
Guess what? It would be so easy for robots to wipe us out

Nov. 5, 2017

Review: <i>Spinning</i>
Review: Spinning
Tillie Walden's graphic novel is a powerful coming-of-age tale

Nov. 3, 2017

Texas Book Festival 2017: Samantha Irby
Texas Book Festival 2017: Samantha Irby
Meet the author of We Are Never Meeting in Real Life in real life

Nov. 3, 2017

Texas Book Festival 2017
Texas Book Festival 2017
Lovers of the literary, you’re needed at the Capitol for this year’s TBF, stat!

Nov. 2, 2017

<i>Uncommon Type: Some Stories</i>
Uncommon Type: Some Stories
A funny and creative short fiction debut that’s strong in portraying male characters but thin where the women are concerned

Nov. 2, 2017

<i>Dinner at the Center of the Earth</i>
Dinner at the Center of the Earth
A riveting novel in which a Jewish American becomes and Israeli spy and then a traitor to his adopted country

Nov. 2, 2017

<i>Blood Brothers</i>
Blood Brothers
This book does a superb job of capturing the essence of these two great Americans and their shared love of the American West

Nov. 2, 2017

<i>A Moonless, Starless Sky</i>
A Moonless, Starless Sky
This journalist’s accounts of ordinary people seeking to create good in Africa is challenging, frightening, and powerful

Nov. 2, 2017

Tillie Walden: Talking Comics
Tillie Walden: Talking Comics
"If it was torture, I’d’ve given up by now.”

Nov. 1, 2017

Tom Gauld at the Texas Book Festival?
Tom Gauld at the Texas Book Festival?
Yes! Yes! The man himself! Signing! Chatting! Breathing!

Nov. 1, 2017

Review: <i>What Unites Us</i>
Review: What Unites Us
Dan Rather's reflections on patriotism just may give you hope

Oct. 30, 2017

Tom Hanks Joins 2017 Texas Book Festival
Tom Hanks Joins 2017 Texas Book Festival
Oscar-winning actor will promote his book Uncommon Type

Sept. 26, 2017

Texas Book Festival 2017: The Full List
Texas Book Festival 2017: The Full List
Dan Rather, Jeffrey Eugenides, the Bush sisters, and 291 more

Sept. 12, 2017

All Over the Map, True Heroes of Texas Music
All Over the Map, True Heroes of Texas Music

June 15, 2017

Cornyation: San Antonio's Outrageous Fiesta Tradition
Cornyation: San Antonio's Outrageous Fiesta Tradition

June 15, 2017

The Broken Spoke: Austin's Legendary Honky-Tonk
The Broken Spoke: Austin's Legendary Honky-Tonk

June 15, 2017

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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Previous Texas Book Festival coverage:
2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

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