Attenberg is the author of seven books of fiction, including The Middlesteins, which appeared on the New York Times bestseller list and was published in ten countries. He received his MFA from the Yale School of Art. Lisa Donovan has redefined what it means to be a “southern baker” as the pastry chef to some of the South’s most influential chefs, including Margot McCormack, Tandy Wilson, and Sean Brock. Book authors from all genres will be in attendance. Chris lives in Austin, Texas, where he has advocated for greater diversity in children’s literature by cofounding the Modern First Library program with BookPeople. When she is not writing, she’s gathering story ideas from her daily adventures with her two irredeemable rapscallions and honing her ninja skills as a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Her favorite baked goods are the kind that don’t fly away before you eat them. A MacDowell and Yaddo Artist Colony Fellow, Lawson is a professor at Amherst College and lives in Brooklyn, New York. I participated in the San Diego Book Festival and Miami Book Festival virtually and am doing a recording for the L.A. Book Festival. Gabi has also hosted Street Smarts for BrotherHQ’s and wrote and hosted over 400 episodes of the Elite Daily Show for Verizon’s go90. Find out more about our Educator Day and our Educator Resources pages. Her poetry and essays have appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Review of Books, Boston Review, Poetry, Poet Lore, and elsewhere. Date is TBA in 2018. Mike Curato is the author and illustrator of the Little Elliot series and has illustrated a number of other books for children, including Worm Loves Worm. Her most recent book Free Thinker: Sex, Suffrage, and the Extraordinary Life of Helen Hamilton Gardener tells the fascinating story of the “fallen woman” who reinvented herself and became “the most potent factor” in congressional passage of the Nineteenth Amendment and the highest-ranking woman in federal government. Her essays have been featured in the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, the Paris Review, and Jezebel. Anderson has written numerous bestselling comics, including Star Wars and Predator titles for Dark Horse, and X-Files for Topps. Ellis Cose is the author of a dozen books on issues of national and international concern, including the bestselling The Rage of a Privileged Class, a novel (The Best Defense), The Short Life and Curious Death of Free Speech in America, and Democracy, If We Can Keep It: The ACLU’s 100-Year Fight for Rights in America (The New Press), the definitive history of the American Civil Liberties Union. Kacen has a BA from Sarah Lawrence College and an MFA from the New School’s writing for children program. Texas Book Festival: | | ||| | A person reading a book at the 2012 Texas Book Festiva... World Heritage Encyclopedia, the aggregation of the largest online encyclopedias available, and the most definitive collection ever assembled. After earning her master’s degree in communication and performance studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Tracy worked in live theater, video game production, and K–12 education. The festival was established by Laura Bush and Mary Margaret Farabee in 1995 in order to benefit the state's public library system, to honor Texas authors, and to promote the pleasure of reading. Mr. Mendelsohn is the Director of the Robert B. Silvers Foundation, a charitable trust that supports nonfiction writing, and teaches literature at Bard College. Being queer himself, TJ believes it’s important—now more than ever—to have accurate, positive, queer representation in stories. Koontz is the author of fourteen number-one New York Times bestsellers, including One Door Away from Heaven, From the Corner of His Eye, Midnight, Cold Fire, The Bad Place, Hideaway, Dragon Tears, Intensity, Sole Survivor, The Husband, Odd Hours, Relentless, What the Night Knows, and 77 Shadow Street. Celebrate women who stood up, spoke up and rose up against the odds with the chapter book series inspired by the #1 New York Times bestseller She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger.. Panel Authors: Atia Abawi, Lesa Cline-Ransome, Andrea David Pinkney; moderated by Chelsea Clinton (Aunt Lute 2017), an illustrated bilingual collection of oral histories by LGBT Latinx immigrants that won a 2018 Lambda Literary Award and a 2018 Independent Publisher Book Award. . She graduated from Durham University and is the author of YA contemporaries Solitaire, Radio Silence, and I Was Born for This. A native of southwest Michigan, Kelly enjoys life with her five children, who give her plenty of inspiration for writing. Alice Oseman was born in 1994 in Kent, England. CLAUDIA VILLARREAL was born in Laredo, Texas and raised in Zapata, a small South Texas border community. She’s a graduate of Howard University, University of Southern California, and Columbia University. Robert Jacobus is a retired teacher of history and a coach in Texas public schools. Donovan received a James Beard Award for her writing in Food & Wine, where she is a regular contributor, and she has been a featured speaker at René Redzepi’s globally renowned MAD Symposium. DEAR Texas, Inc., is proud to introduce it's latest book festival; Galveston Island Book Festival. Short Stories by Texas Authors Win all 6 Volumes Valued at $12.95 Each Read More. We are so honored to welcome these authors to Texas Book Festival 2020: Virtual Edition, taking place online October 31 to November 15. He lives in North Carolina and Austin, Texas. In 2018, David founded Majordomo Media and launched The Dave Chang Show podcast. The Bird Way: A New Look at How Birds Talk, Work, Play, Parent, and Think, Why Didn't We Riot? She is the author of Unsportsmanlike Conduct: College Football and the Politics of Rape and has written extensively on the intersection of sports and violence off the field. He is the author of six books, including Hometown Texas, a collection of his weekly “Native Texan” columns; Hurricane Season: The Unforgettable Story of the Houston Astros and the Resilience of a City; and Sutherland Springs: God, Guns, and Hope in a Texas Town. His work has appeared in New England Review, Ploughshares, Threepenny Review, and elsewhere. He is also the recipient of a Public Scholar Award from the National Endowment for the Humanities. They are the former executive director of RADAR Productions, a queer literary nonprofit in San Francisco. She currently lives in San Antonio, Texas, with her family. Being Real Is What It’s All About; Peanut Butter & Jellyous . Chris Barton is the author of many picture books including the bestseller Shark vs. Diannely Antigua is a Dominican American poet, born and raised in Massachusetts. The Texas Book Festival’s Reading Rock Stars program is a hands-on literacy initiative that sends nationally recognized authors into Title I schools in Texas to inspire young readers with dynamic presentations and send them home with the most empowering experience of all – owning their very own book. 1023 Springdale Road, Bldg. Jen is also a Fulbright Scholar with advanced degrees in psychology, psychiatry, and cognitive science. Her novel, Picking Bones from Ash, was a finalist for the Saroyan Prize and the Paterson Prize. A lifelong resident of the Southwest, he now lives in Tucson, where he teaches at the University of Arizona and works to support incarcerated migrants through correspondence and accompaniment programs. Edward Ball’s books include The Inventor and the Tycoon, about the birth of moving pictures in California, and Slaves in the Family, an account of his family’s history as slaveholders in South Carolina, which received the National Book Award for Nonfiction. She is the recipient of fellowships from CantoMundo, Community of Writers, and the Fine Arts Work Center Summer Program. She is recipient of two recent “Lifetime Achievement Awards” from the Texas Institute of Letters and the National Book Critics Circle (Ivan Sandrof Award.) A Black Man in Trumpland, Life of a Klansman: A Family History in White Supremacy, A Knock at Midnight: A Story of Hope, Justice, and Freedom, A Place of Exodus: Home, Memory, and Texas, A Better Man: A (Mostly Serious) Letter to My Son, Rise of the Halfling King (Tales of the Feathered Serpent #1), The Zealot and the Emancipator: John Brown, Abraham Lincoln, and the Struggle for American Freedom, Superman's Not Coming: Our National Water Crisis and What We the People Can Do About It, Dear America: Letters of Hope, Habitat, Defiance, and Democracy, Struggle for Justice: Four Decades of Civil Rights Photography, Chicano Eats: Recipes from My Mexican-American Kitchen, The Newest Employee of the Museum of Ruin, Democracy, If We Can Keep It: The ACLU’s 100-Year Fight for Rights in America, Loving Sports When They Don't Love You Back: Dilemmas of the Modern Fan, Stakes Is High: Life After the American Dream, To Start a War: How the Bush Administration Took America into Iraq, Voices of La Lydia: The History of Lydia Patterson Institute, Waste: One Woman's Fight Against America's Dirty Secret, Remain in Love: Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club, Tina, After the Last Border: Two Families and the Story of Refuge in America, Killing the Story: Journalists Risking Their Lives to Uncover the Truth in Mexico, Free Thinker: Sex, Suffrage, and the Extraordinary Life of Helen Hamilton Gardener, Sutherland Springs: God, Guns, and Hope in a Texas Town. Diaz is the recipient of two Pushcart Prizes and two MacDowell Colony Fellowships, among other honors. Sometimes Friendships Get Sticky; Ouch! Raised in West Texas during the drought of the 1950s, he has had an abiding interest in water and in conservation issues. The festival takes place in late October or early November. Besides an author, Herbert has been an editor, business manager, board game inventor, creative consultant for television and collectible card games, insurance agent, award-winning encyclopedia salesman, waiter, busboy, maid, and a printer. Pre-Register for a Chance to Win. We are so honored to welcome these authors to Texas Book Festival 2020: Virtual Edition, taking place online October 31 to November 15. Now living in New York, she is the co-president of her oldest son’s Parent Teacher Association and is active in her church and community. Jami Attenberg will present her new novel, All This Could Be Yours, a timely, piercing exploration of family secrets and the web of a toxic patriarch. She is a graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Law School and currently resides in San Francisco with her partner and two daughters. Chris Barton is the author of books including bestseller Shark vs. He has work forthcoming in the anthologies Dreaming of Me, Beyond Borders, and Nepantla Families. Aimee Bender is the author of the novels The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake—a New York Times bestseller—and An Invisible Sign of My Own, and of the collections The Girl in the Flammable Skirt, Willful Creatures, and The Color Master. More than two dozen of Kevin J. Anderson’s novels have appeared on national bestseller lists; and he has over 11 million books in print worldwide. She owned a small clothing store in Guatemala before coming to the United States. Chris Ware, award-winning cartoonist, novelist, and contributor to The New Yorker, will present Rusty Brown, a graphic novel that features a young Nebraska boy and his obsession with superheroes. : Lonnie Johnson’s Super … The San Antonio Book Festival unites readers and writers in a celebration of ideas, books, libraries, and literary culture. CHELSEA CLINTON. He considers himself a storyteller by occupation, believes it’s okay to have a beer on the way to the temple, feels better with a day’s sweat on him, and is an aspiring orchestral conductor. Powers is a leading global voice on human rights and international affairs, as she served four years as President Barack Obama’s human rights advisor and eventually served in his Cabinet. He was born in Las Cruces, New Mexico, and grew up in El Paso, Texas. They are the author of The Weight of Feathers, When the Moon Was Ours, Wild Beauty, Blanca & Roja, and Dark and Deepest Red. Fast-forward a few years, and Kelly was fortunate enough to meet Myers at a literary event in Florida. She lives in Austin, Texas, and Ouray, Colorado. Wayétu Moore is the author of She Would Be King, named a best book of 2018 by Publishers Weekly, Booklist, Entertainment Weekly, and BuzzFeed. He is Poet-in-Residence at Oregon State University, where he teaches in the graduate Creative Writing Program and founder of the Attic Institute of Arts and Letters. Rubén Degollado has been published in Bilingual Review/Revista Bilingüe, Beloit Fiction Journal, Gulf Coast, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and Image. 2019 Book Festival Authors & Panelists ROBERT D. JACOBUS. A Canadian, MacKenzie currently lives in France, just across the border from Geneva, Switzerland. Jessica Goudeau has written for the Atlantic, the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and Teen Vogue, among other places, and is a former columnist for Catapult. Score A book’s total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book. Chris Harris is the New York Times bestselling author of I’m Just No Good at Rhyming: And Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-Ups, illustrated by Lane Smith. He was also a 2017 NAACP Image Award Nominee. She lives in Southern California. Throughout his life, he has resided in both El Paso and Ciudad Juarez. Get all your reading done with our friends at BookPeople. Anika Fajardo was born in Colombia and raised in Minnesota. Texas Book Festival Reveals Slate Of Authors - Austin, TX - Event organizers revealed 15 authors who will appear at this year's festival in October while unveiling official poster. Delgado’s artworks reflect the United States and Mexican border life and speak to the working class of the barrios. Lupe earned an MFA in creative writing (poetry) from the University of Texas at El Paso and lives in Houston, where he has worked as an educator for the last twenty years. Rosayra Pablo Cruz is the mother of four children. He is also the author of the award-winning food blog Chicano Eats, and cookbook of the same name, where he explores his bicultural identity as a Chicano through stories and food. The Texas Book Festival is a free annual book fair held in Austin, Texas.The festival was established in 1995 by Laura Bush, then the First Lady of Texas, and Mary Margaret Farabee, wife of former State Senator Ray Farabee.The first festival took place at the Texas State Capitol in November 1996. A graduate of the Michener Center for Writers, she has been awarded UT-Austin’s Keene Prize for Literature and has held fellowships at Hedgebrook, the Adirondack Center for Writing, and the Stadler Center for Poetry at Bucknell University. Bailey was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University and has taught journalism and applied ethics at Coastal Carolina University. In addition to Uber, she has advised major brands on corporate citizenship, social responsibility, and diversity and inclusion. She lives in Nebraska, where she grows a salsa garden ever summer! He also wrote the bestselling chapter-book series Ruby and the Booker Boys. Coming from a family of storytellers, he has written and performed multiple one-person stage shows, including I Am a Teacher, which toured for almost twenty years. Erin Brockovich is the president of Brockovich Research & Consulting and the founder of the Erin Brockovich Foundation, a nonprofit organization created to educate and empower communities in their fight for clean water. Her work has been published in the Washington Post, the Atlantic, and HuffPost, as well as in numerous academic and aviation publications. . Her work has been nominated for both the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. TV personality, James Beard Award-winning chef, and cookbook author Aarón Sánchez will present his memoir, Where I Come From: Life Lessons From a Latino Chef, which offers an intimate look into the chaotic and unorthodox life of a professional chef and television personality. She lives in Los Angeles. After graduating from Loyola University in New Orleans, she worked as an adult literacy teacher until she evacuated to Northern California during Hurricane Katrina. The Old Truck from Norton Young Readers is their author-illustrator debut. His paintings have been on book covers, in national art exhibits, private collections, and community institutions. The 2020 Virtual Texas Book Festival will take place from October 31 - November 15, 2020. A Walter Dean Myers Honor Book and Coretta Scott King John Steptoe New Talent Award winner, she received her bachelor of arts in film from Howard University, her master of arts in media studies from the New School, and has over a decade in TV/film experience. Three Rings: A Tale of Exile, Narrative, and Fate, is his tenth book. Among the awards he has received are a Pantalla De Cristal for Best Research In Documentary Film (Mexico, 2016), a Eurostars Award for Travel Narrative (Barcelona, 2008) and a LASA Award for Merit in Film (New York, 2016). Poet, teacher, and activist Lupe Mendez is the author of the poetry collection Why I Am Like Tequila (Willow Books, 2019), which won the Texas Institute of Letters’ 2019 Robertson Best First Book of Poetry Prize. We were so honored to welcome all of these authors to the 2019 Texas Book Festival in Austin on October 26-27! She holds a BA in English from Stanford University and an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she held a Dean’s Graduate Research Fellowship. Since opening Momofuku Noodle Bar in New York City in 2004, he has been honored with six James Beard Awards, including Outstanding Chef, and has been recognized as a Time 100 honoree. His award-winning novel Little Brother was a New York Times bestseller, as is its sequel, Homeland. She’s been sober since January 8, 2013. He holds a BA from Sacramento State University and was the first undocumented student to graduate from the Helen Zell Writers Program at the University of Michigan. A fun way to enjoy Holiday Shopping and meeting Great Authors. When she isn’t reading or writing, her favorite things to do are baking, creating art, and hiking through the woods with her husband and three grown children. He also teaches screenwriting at Columbia University. She grew up in Anchorage, Alaska. She’s the author of one short story collection, a novel, and three children’s picture books. Her bestselling novels have been featured in People, the New York Times, and more. Find out more about the North Texas Teen Book Festival and how to make the most of your day. She is currently First Lady of El Paso. Rebekah Manley holds her Master of Fine Arts in Children’s Literature from Hollins University and feels like she’s earned her MFA in dating. She wears many hats: from Educator to Business Owner to Professional Actress to Children’s Book Author. His second picture book, Juanito Counts to Ten, was his first collaboration with Cinco Puntos Press publisher Lee Merrill Byrd. The book festival features 300 authors of the best new books, and while the Texas Book Festival is an important showcase for Texas authors, it also hosts writers from all over the world. 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