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Capitol Extension Room E2.036

10:00 - 11:00
2016 Prize Winners: Texas Institute of Letters
A Conversation and Book Signing with Sarah Bird, Mary Helen Specht, Jan Jarboe Russell, Antonio Ruiz-Camacho, W.K. Stratton, and Brian Yansky

2016 Prize Winners: Texas Institute of Letters

A Conversation and Book Signing with Sarah Bird, Mary Helen Specht, Jan Jarboe Russell, Antonio Ruiz-Camacho, W.K. Stratton, and Brian Yansky

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 10:00 - 11:00
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.036

Enjoy seeing some of the top writers in Texas at this lively panel discussion featuring winners of the Texas Institute of Letters’ 2016 Literary Awards. The TIL was founded in 1936 and has been a leading force in Texas literature for more than 80 years.

Moderator: Steve Davis



Authors:
Sarah Bird
Antonio Ruiz-Camacho
Jan Jarboe Russell
Mary Helen Specht
W. K. Stratton
Brian Yansky

  
  11:30 - 12:15
Texas Writer Award
Conversation with Texas Writer Award winner Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Texas Writer Award

Conversation with Texas Writer Award winner Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 11:30 - 12:15
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.036

The Texas Writer Award is given annually to a Texas writer in recognition of outstanding contributions to Texas literature. This year, we’re honored to present the award to novelist, poet, and writer of children's books, Benjamin Alire Sáenz. Join us as we sit down with Sáenz to discuss his influential work and incredible career.



Authors:
Benjamin Sáenz

  
  12:45 - 1:30
What it Means to be Texan
A Conversation with Sarah Bird and Andrea Valdez

What it Means to be Texan

A Conversation with Sarah Bird and Andrea Valdez

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 12:45 - 1:30
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.036

Lone Star pride runs strong, there’s no denying it. But what exactly does it mean to be a Texan? Is it all boots, chaps and cowboy hats, Lone Stars and barbecue and stories of Ann Richards? Sarah Bird (A Love Letter to Texas Women) and Andrea Valdez (How To Be A Texan) sit down to discuss what life as a Texan means to them, and how it inspired their new books.

Moderator: Kathy Blackwell



Authors:
Sarah Bird
Andrea Valdez

  
  2:15 - 3:00
When the Political is Personal
A Conversation with Carlos Fonseca, Chris Kelly and Ha Jin

When the Political is Personal

A Conversation with Carlos Fonseca, Chris Kelly and Ha Jin

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 2:15 - 3:00
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.036

In a year when the force of politics is inescapable, authors Ha Jin (The Boat Rocker), Chris Kelly (The Pink Bus) and Carlos Fonseca (Colonel Lágrimas) zero in on how politics carves a path through the fates of a lone journalist, a gay Senator, and an enigmatic mathematician.

Moderator: Will Evans



Authors:
Christopher Kelly
Carlos Fonseca Suárez
Ha Jin

  
  3:15 - 4:00
Eyewitnesses to the Revolucion
A Conversation with Mauro Javier Cardenas and Antonio Ruiz-Camacho

Eyewitnesses to the Revolucion

A Conversation with Mauro Javier Cardenas and Antonio Ruiz-Camacho

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 3:15 - 4:00
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.036

In brilliant, challenging, inventive new fiction, Mauro Javier Cardenas (The Revolutionaries Try Again) and Antonio Ruiz-Camacho (Barefoot Dogs) portray the pull of political revolution on a group of friends in Ecuador and a family in Mexico. Join them as these two groundbreaking debut novelists sit down for a one-on-one conversation.



Authors:
Mauro Javier Cardenas
Antonio Ruiz-Camacho

  
  4:15 - 5:00
The Magic of Mariachi
A Conversation with Steven Schneider

The Magic of Mariachi

A Conversation with Steven Schneider

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 4:15 - 5:00
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.036

Experience la magia del mariachi with Steven Schneider, professor of Creative Writing and Literatures and Cultural Studies at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and author of a new book that celebrates mariachi musicians in poetic verse and original art. He’ll be joined by Dr. Dahlia Guerra, Vice President of Public Art, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, for a lively discussion of the beauty and joy of mariachi music. Four members of the award-winning Mariachi Aztlan will perform at this presentation.

Moderator: Dr. Dahlia Guerra



Authors:
Steven Schneider

  

Ahora Si Tent (11th Street b/t Congress and Brazos)

10:00 - 10:30
Bilingual Storytime with Rene Colato Lainez

Bilingual Storytime with Rene Colato Lainez

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 10:00 - 10:30
Location: Ahora Si Tent (11th Street b/t Congress and Brazos)

Join us for a special bilingual storytime with award-winning illustrator René Colato Laínez as he reads Mamá the Alien!

Introduced by: 3rd Grade Becker Elementary Bobcats with Minda Anderson, Librarian



Authors:
René Colato Laínez

  
10:30 - 11:15
Writing the Distance
A Conversation with Reyna Grande and René Colato Laínez

Writing the Distance

A Conversation with Reyna Grande and René Colato Laínez

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 10:30 - 11:15
Location: Ahora Si Tent (11th Street b/t Congress and Brazos)

Bring your young readers to the Ahora Sí tent to meet Reyna Grande (The Distance Between Us) and René Colato Laínez (Mamá the Alien), two wonderful authors whose families’ journeys from Mexico and El Salvador have inspired important, engaging new books for kids.

Moderator: Jesse Gainer



Authors:
René Colato Laínez
Reyna Grande

  
  11:30 - 12:00
Storytime with Duncan Tonatiuh
Storytime and Book Signing with Duncan Tonatiuh

Storytime with Duncan Tonatiuh

Storytime and Book Signing with Duncan Tonatiuh

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 11:30 - 12:00
Location: Ahora Si Tent (11th Street b/t Congress and Brazos)

Join us for a special bilingual storytime with award-winning author Duncan Tonatiuh as he reads The Princess and the Warrior: A Tale of Two Volcanoes.

Introduced by: Librarian Randi Sather's Super Readers of Perez Elementary



Authors:
Duncan Tonatiuh

  
12:00 - 12:30
Bilingual Storytime with Yuyi Morales
Storytime and Book Signing with Yuyi Morales

Bilingual Storytime with Yuyi Morales

Storytime and Book Signing with Yuyi Morales

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 12:00 - 12:30
Location: Ahora Si Tent (11th Street b/t Congress and Brazos)

Join us for a special bilingual storytime with award-winning illustrator Yuyi Morales as she reads Rudas: Ninos Horrendous Hermanitas!

Introduced By: Ms. Pineda's Kindergarten Badgers, Jaime Padron Elementary

 



Authors:
Yuyi Morales

  
12:30 - 1:15
New Literature from Latin America
Conversation with Eduardo Rabasa, Andrés Neuman, Mauro Javier Cardenas, and Antonio Ruiz-Camacho on their latest works.

New Literature from Latin America

Conversation with Eduardo Rabasa, Andrés Neuman, Mauro Javier Cardenas, and Antonio Ruiz-Camacho on their latest works.

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 12:30 - 1:15
Location: Ahora Si Tent (11th Street b/t Congress and Brazos)

Latin America is a powerhouse of dynamic new literature. Catch up with the latest work from some of the region’s most acclaimed, awarded and up-and-coming authors.

Moderator: Liliana Valenzuela



Authors:
Mauro Javier Cardenas
Antonio Ruiz-Camacho
Eduardo Rabasa
Andrés Neuman

  
  1:30 - 2:15
The Making of Tacos of Texas
Conversation with Mando Rayo and Jarod Neece on their latest book

The Making of Tacos of Texas

Conversation with Mando Rayo and Jarod Neece on their latest book

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 1:30 - 2:15
Location: Ahora Si Tent (11th Street b/t Congress and Brazos)

Taco journalists Mando Rayo and Jarod Neece drove hundreds of miles across Texas to discover and document the traditions, recipes, stories, and personalities behind the state’s favorite food - tacos. Today, they take us behind the scenes of their muy sabroso taco tour to share the making of The Tacos of Texas.

Moderator: Casey Kittrell



Authors:
Mando Rayo
Jarod Neece

  
  2:30 - 3:15
Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Award
Conversation with 2016 Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Award winners

Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Award

Conversation with 2016 Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Award winners

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 2:30 - 3:15
Location: Ahora Si Tent (11th Street b/t Congress and Brazos)

Celebrate the winners of this year’s Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award, Duncan Tonatiuh and Ashley Hope Pérez, with members of the Award’s national committee, Oralia Garza de Cortés, Manuel M. Martín-Rodríguez and Pat Enciso. They’ll discuss the meaning and history of the award and why it’s vital to honor, share and support Latino literature for young readers.



Authors:
Ashley Hope Pérez
Duncan Tonatiuh

  
  3:30 - 4:15
Gran Exito
Conversation with Diane Guerrero and Julissa Arce

Gran Exito

Conversation with Diane Guerrero and Julissa Arce

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 3:30 - 4:15
Location: Ahora Si Tent (11th Street b/t Congress and Brazos)

Both Diane Guerrero, actress on Orange in the New Black, and Julissa Arce, who became a VP at Goldman Sachs while undocumented, know first hand the struggle of living as an immigrant in America. They also both know what it takes and what it’s like to achieve their dreams against all odds. Join them as they share their exceptional stories of facing challenges and finding success.

Moderator: Josefina Casati



Authors:
Diane Guerrero
Julissa Arce

  
 

First Baptist Church

  12:30 - 1:15
Woodworking with Nick Offerman
Talk & Signing with Nick Offerman

Woodworking with Nick Offerman

Talk & Signing with Nick Offerman

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 12:30 - 1:15
Location: First Baptist Church

There’s only one man who has the good gumption to paddle his own canoe all the way to Texas to talk about woodworking: Nick Offerman. Pull up a pew and learn a thing or two as the Parks and Recreation star shares stories from Good Clean Fun about his ragtag group of wood elves who hew furniture, kazoos, mustache combs and more at the real-life Offerman Workshop.

Moderator: Lois Kim

Book Ticket Holders: Your book will be waiting for you at First Baptist Church! Present your receipt to receive your book and priority seat.

Didn't Buy a Book Ticket? We've reserved some open free seating at this session. Spots are available on a first come, first serve basis!

The Book Signing: After he speaks, Offerman will sign at First Baptist Church. All Book Ticket holders and anyone who purchases a copy of Good Clean Fun on site at the Texas Book Festival will be admitted to the signing line. Copies of the book will be available to purchase at First Baptist Church.



Authors:
Nick Offerman

  
  4:00 - 4:45
Don DeLillo in Conversation with Noah Hawley
A Conversation and Book Signing with Don DeLillo and Noah Hawley

Don DeLillo in Conversation with Noah Hawley

A Conversation and Book Signing with Don DeLillo and Noah Hawley

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 4:00 - 4:45
Location: First Baptist Church

Texas Book Festival and the Harry Ransom Center are honored to present Don DeLillo, bestselling author of fifteen novels, including White Noise and Underworld, and recipient of numerous awards, including the National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award. DeLillo will appear in conversation with screenwriter and novelist Noah Hawley about their writing lives and latest novels, Zero K and Before the Fall. A book signing will follow at First Baptist Church.

Moderator: Stephen Enniss, Director, Harry Ransom Center

Friends Pass Session! 

PLEASE NOTE: No photography or videography is permitted during this session. Please do not attempt to record the session; you will be asked to leave. 

SIGNING GUIDELINES:

The signing will take place at First Baptist Church immediately after the talk. Books will be available for sale before and after the talk in the lobby. 

Up to 3 copies of Zero K may be signed per person. Books will not be personalized.

One other DeLillo title may be signed with the purchase of at least one copy of Zero K at the Festival. Please be prepared to present your receipt.

No photos or video permitted at the signing table.

Thank you for cooperating with our volunteers as they communicate information about the signing line. 

 



Authors:
Noah Hawley
Don DeLillo

  
 

Omni Longhorn Room

  10:15 - 11:00
How the West Was Won - and Lost
A Conversation and Book Signing with Peter Cozzens and Paul Andrew Hutton

How the West Was Won - and Lost

A Conversation and Book Signing with Peter Cozzens and Paul Andrew Hutton

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 10:15 - 11:00
Location: Omni Longhorn Room

Join Peter Cozzens (The Earth is Weeping) and Paul Andrew Hutton (The Apache Wars) for a wide-ranging examination of the Indian Wars - from Custer, Sherman and Grant to Geronimo, Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull, moderated by S. C. Gwynne, whose bestseller Empire of the Summer Moon redefined the way the stories of this period of American history are told.

Moderator: S. C. Gwynne



Authors:
Paul Andrew Hutton
Peter Cozzens

  
  12:00 - 12:45
On Bowie
A Conversation with Rob Sheffield, Thomas Dolby and Evie Nagy

On Bowie

A Conversation with Rob Sheffield, Thomas Dolby and Evie Nagy

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 12:00 - 12:45
Location: Omni Longhorn Room

In honor of David Bowie, TBF presents this loving tribute to the artist’s work, influence and legacy with Rob Sheffield, author of On Bowie; Bowie's friend and contemporary, Thomas Dolby (The Speed of Sound); and music writer and critic Evie Nagy (Devo’s Freedom of Choice).

Moderator: Joe Gross



Authors:
Rob Sheffield
Thomas Dolby

  
  1:30 - 2:15
Vintage Writers on Reading
Conversation with Helen Ellis and Chris Bohjalian

Vintage Writers on Reading

Conversation with Helen Ellis and Chris Bohjalian

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 1:30 - 2:15
Location: Omni Longhorn Room

An intimate seminar for readers interested in the behind the scenes of being a writer. Helen Ellis (American Housewife) and Chris Bohjalian (The Guest Room) will talk about their respective reading and writing habits. Special tote bags with complimentary advanced readers copies will be handed out.

Moderator: Jennifer Marshall



Authors:
Chris Bohjalian
Helen Ellis

  
  3:30 - 4:15
Tackling the Page
Conversation with Trevor Pryce and Wade Smith on football and their latest books

Tackling the Page

Conversation with Trevor Pryce and Wade Smith on football and their latest books

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 3:30 - 4:15
Location: Omni Longhorn Room

Don’t miss former NFL player Wade Smith (Smitty Hits the (Play) Books), as he shares his new book and talks about what it’s like to go from facing the football field to facing the blank page.

Moderator: Michael Hurd



Authors:
Wade Smith

  
 

YA HQ (Congress & 10th St)

  10:30 - 11:15
Catch the YA Buzz!
A Conversation and Book Signing with M-E Girard, Dawn Kurtagich, Joe Jimenez, and Mindy McGinnis

Catch the YA Buzz!

A Conversation and Book Signing with M-E Girard, Dawn Kurtagich, Joe Jimenez, and Mindy McGinnis

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 10:30 - 11:15
Location: YA HQ (Congress & 10th St)

Don’t miss the first ever TBF YA HQ Buzz Panel! From queer life to creepy hauntings to coming of age and dangerous unrequited love, M-E Girard, Dawn Kurtagich, Joe Jimenez and Mindy McGinnis will give us a quick glimpse of their buzz-worthy new novels poised to be the Next Big Thing. Get to know these authors now and then catch them on panels throughout the day!

Moderator: Sean Petrie



Authors:
M-E Girard
Mindy McGinnis
Joe Jiménez
Dawn Kurtagich

  
  11:30 - 12:15
It's the End of the World as I Know It
Conversation with A.S. King, Aaron Starmer, Rachel Cohn, and Siobhan Vivian on their new books

It's the End of the World as I Know It

Conversation with A.S. King, Aaron Starmer, Rachel Cohn, and Siobhan Vivian on their new books

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 11:30 - 12:15
Location: YA HQ (Congress & 10th St)

We all have moments in life when it feels like The End - we fail the huge test, lose the big love, confront a seismic shift in family dynamic. Some ends are bigger than others, but all feel the same: irrevocable, irreparable; and all share the same truth: we survive them. Today, A.S. King, Aaron Starmer, Rachel Cohn, and Siobhan Vivian get together to discuss how they each survived their own personal apocalypse and how the characters in their new novels navigate catastrophic cataclysms large and small.

Moderator: Sarah Pitre



Authors:
Rachel Cohn
Aaron Starmer
A.S. King
Siobhan Vivian

  
  12:30 - 1:15
Show Me, Show Me, Show Me
A Conversation with Dawn Kuragich and Mindy McGinnis

Show Me, Show Me, Show Me

A Conversation with Dawn Kuragich and Mindy McGinnis

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 12:30 - 1:15
Location: YA HQ (Congress & 10th St)

What’s your deepest, darkest secret? Come on, we won’t tell anyone, we promise. Well, we may tell Dawn Kurtagich and Mindy McGinnis but it’s only fair -- today they’re going to reveal their deepest secrets and talk about the hidden truths of the characters in their mysterious new novels.

Moderator: Kate Sowa



Authors:
Mindy McGinnis
Dawn Kurtagich

  
  1:30 - 2:15
Well...How Did I Get Here?
Conversation with Melissa de la Cruz, M-E Girard, and Joe Jiménez on their latest books

Well...How Did I Get Here?

Conversation with Melissa de la Cruz, M-E Girard, and Joe Jiménez on their latest books

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 1:30 - 2:15
Location: YA HQ (Congress & 10th St)

Identity is always in flux. Who we are now is not who we were ten years ago, or who we’ll be ten years from now. Looking back at life, it can seem like a crazy mystery how we got from Point A to Point B. Today, Melissa de la Cruz, M-E Girard and Joe Jimenez talk about who they were growing up, how they got to now, and how those journeys influenced the characters and stories in their new books.

Moderator: Kandis Seaver



Authors:
M-E Girard
Melissa de la Cruz
Joe Jiménez

  
  2:30 - 3:15
Twice Upon a Time
Conversation with Danielle Paige, Guadalupe McCall Garcia, and Jonah Lisa & Stephen Dyer on new takes on favorite classic stories

Twice Upon a Time

Conversation with Danielle Paige, Guadalupe McCall Garcia, and Jonah Lisa & Stephen Dyer on new takes on favorite classic stories

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 2:30 - 3:15
Location: YA HQ (Congress & 10th St)

They say there are no new stories under the sun; even if that’s true, there’s still no limit to the number of permutations one classic story can take. From the Snow Queen to Romeo and Juliet to the world of Jane Eyre, Danielle Paige, Guadalupe Garcia McCall, Jonah Lisa, and Stephen Dyer are here today to talk about taking our favorite classic stories and giving them a brand new shape.

Moderator: Jennifer Ziegler



Authors:
Jonah Lisa and Stephen Dyer
Guadalupe Garcia McCall
Danielle Paige

  
  3:30 - 4:15
Who Are You? (I Really Wanna Know)
Conversation with Lauren Oliver and S.J. Kincaid on their latest books.

Who Are You? (I Really Wanna Know)

Conversation with Lauren Oliver and S.J. Kincaid on their latest books.

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 3:30 - 4:15
Location: YA HQ (Congress & 10th St)

Quick - who are you and what are you doing here? Tough questions? That’s exactly what Lauren Oliver and S.J. Kincaid force their characters to confront in their brand new novels. Think you can identify yourself in these books? You better be here to find out.

Moderator: Mandy Curtis



Authors:
Lauren Oliver
S.J. Kincaid

  
 

First United Methodist Church

10:00 - 10:45
Our Great Big Backyard
Talk & Signing with Laura Bush & Jenna Bush Hager

Our Great Big Backyard

Talk & Signing with Laura Bush & Jenna Bush Hager

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 10:00 - 10:45
Location: First United Methodist Church

Join us as we celebrate the one hundredth anniversary of our National Parks Service with First Lady Laura Bush and her daughter, Jenna Bush Hager! They’ll share their new picture book, Our Great Big Backyard, and inspire us all to head outside and enjoy our great outdoors. Join them afterwards for a book signing at the church; books will be available for sale in the foyer.

Moderator: Dorothy Guerrero

Friends Pass Session! 



Authors:
Laura Bush and Jenna Bush Hager

  
  11:30 - 12:15
On the Razor's Edge with Carl Hiaasen
Conversation with Carl Hiaasen about his new book, Razor Girl

On the Razor's Edge with Carl Hiaasen

Conversation with Carl Hiaasen about his new book, Razor Girl

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 11:30 - 12:15
Location: First United Methodist Church

Carl Hiaasen, bestselling author of wildly popular Florida-based mysteries such as Skinny Dip and Bad Monkey, delivers another unstoppably hilarious novel with Razor Girl. Expect the unexpected as Carl sits down with the moderator, Clay Smith. After the talk, Hiaasen will sign books at the church. Copies of the book are available for sale in the foyer. 

Moderator: Clay Smith

Friends Pass Session! 



Authors:
Carl Hiaasen

  
  1:00 - 1:45
The Taste of World Travel with Padma Lakshmi
Conversation with Padma Lakshmi about her new cookbook

The Taste of World Travel with Padma Lakshmi

Conversation with Padma Lakshmi about her new cookbook

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 1:00 - 1:45
Location: First United Methodist Church

Padma Lakshmi, Emmy-nominated host of Top Chef and award-winning cookbook author, has traveled the globe experiencing unique cuisine. Now, she presents a thorough compendium the world's spices and herbs in a vibrant, comprehensive guide, The Encyclopedia of Spices and Herbs. Join her as she shares stories of her world travels and tasting adventures. After the talk, Lakshmi will sign books at the church. Copies of the book are available for sale in the foyer. 

Moderator: Shefaly Ravula

Friends Pass Session! 



Authors:
Padma Lakshmi

  
  3:00 - 3:45
On Indeh: Ethan Hawke and artist Greg Ruth
Conversation with Ethan Hawke and Greg Ruth on their new book.

On Indeh: Ethan Hawke and artist Greg Ruth

Conversation with Ethan Hawke and Greg Ruth on their new book.

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 3:00 - 3:45
Location: First United Methodist Church

Oscar-nominated actor Ethan Hawke and illustrator Greg Ruth discuss the ten year collaborative process of making Indeh, their new graphic novel that captures the Native American experience of war through the eyes of the Apache nations. After the talk, Hawke and Ruth will sign books at the church. Copies of the book are available for sale in the foyer. 

Moderator: Claire Burrows

Friends Pass Session! 



Authors:
Greg Ruth
Ethan Hawke

  
  4:15 - 5:00
Southern Comfort, Samuelsson Style
Conversation with Marcus Samuelsson on his new book.

Southern Comfort, Samuelsson Style

Conversation with Marcus Samuelsson on his new book.

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 4:15 - 5:00
Location: First United Methodist Church

James Beard Award-winning chef Marcus Samuelsson's iconic Red Rooster restaurant in Harlem has become a hub for community and Southern black and cross-cultural food. Today he talks about the evolution of his restaurant, his cuisine, and the traditions that converge in his latest, The Red Rooster Cookbook.

Moderator: Paula Disbrowe



Authors:
Marcus Samuelsson

  

Central Presbyterian Church

10:00 - 10:45
Meet the Kirkus Prize Finalists
Conservation with Kirkus Prize Finalists Traci Chee, Meg Medina, Joe McGinniss Jr., Michael Eric Dyson, and Susan Faludi

Meet the Kirkus Prize Finalists

Conservation with Kirkus Prize Finalists Traci Chee, Meg Medina, Joe McGinniss Jr., Michael Eric Dyson, and Susan Faludi

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 10:00 - 10:45
Location: Central Presbyterian Church

Kirkus Reviews, the nation's leading prepublication journal of book reviews, is proud to sponsor the annual Kirkus Prize, which bestows $150,000 divided by three winning writers, making the Prize one of the world's richest literary prizes. The winners of the 2016 Kirkus Prize were announced on November 3; at this panel, you'll hear the finalists of this year's Prize—some of this year’s most intriguing and insightful writers—talk about their most recent books.

Moderator: Clay Smith



Authors:
Michael Eric Dyson
Meg Medina
Joe McGinniss Jr.
Susan Faludi
Traci Chee

  
  11:00 - 11:45
Signs & Wonders
Conversation with Jacqueline Woodson and Kaitlyn Greenidge

Signs & Wonders

Conversation with Jacqueline Woodson and Kaitlyn Greenidge

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 11:00 - 11:45
Location: Central Presbyterian Church

In two of the most acclaimed literary works of 2016, National Book Award-winner Jacqueline Woodson (Another Brooklyn) and debut novelist Kaitlyn Greenidge (We Love You, Charlie Freeman) have each crafted unforgettable narratives about transplanted families and African American identity. From the bonds of female friendship to the nightmare of institutionalized racism, these two authors present a prismatic look at cultural unity and bias using the signs and wonders of history and memory.

Moderator: Maya Payne Smart



Authors:
Kaitlyn Greenidge
Jacqueline Woodson

  
  1:00 - 1:45
Conversation with T.C. Boyle
Conversation with T.C. Boyle on his latest book

Conversation with T.C. Boyle

Conversation with T.C. Boyle on his latest book

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 1:00 - 1:45
Location: Central Presbyterian Church

Prolific storyteller T.C. Boyle takes the stage this afternoon with The Terranauts, a brand new novel that delves into big picture issues of climate change, community, survival and social dynamics. When eight test subjects are sealed into a glass dome to test a possible off-earth colony, the pressure of their humanity builds to unforeseen breaking points.

Moderator: Jim Magnuson

Book Ticket Holders: Your book will be waiting for you at Central Presbyterian Church! Present your receipt to receive your book and priority seat. 

Didn't Buy a Book Ticket? We've reserved open free seating at this session. Spots are available on a first come, first serve basis! 

The Book Signing: After he speaks, Boyle will sign at Central Presbyterian Church. All Book Ticket holders and anyone who purchases a copy of The Terranauts on site at the Texas Book Festival will be admitted to the signing line. Copies of the book will be available to purchase at Central Presbyterian Church.



Authors:
T.C. Boyle

  
  2:00 - 2:45
The Second Life of Eileen Myles
Conversation with Eileen Myles on their latest books of poems

The Second Life of Eileen Myles

Conversation with Eileen Myles on their latest books of poems

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 2:00 - 2:45
Location: Central Presbyterian Church

With the reissue of their autobiographical novel Chelsea Girls in 2015, poet Eileen Myles landed center stage in a literary culture primed to meet their unvarnished tale of life as a lesbian artist with tremendous acclaim. Today, they read from and discuss their latest book of poems, I Must Be Living Twice, a collection of new and favorite work from the span of their career.

Moderator: Jenn Shapland



Authors:
Eileen Myles

  
  3:00 - 3:45
Girls on Fire
Conversation with Emma Cline and Robin Wasserman on their latest novels

Girls on Fire

Conversation with Emma Cline and Robin Wasserman on their latest novels

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 3:00 - 3:45
Location: Central Presbyterian Church

Dark psychologies and adolescent angst are taken to twisted new heights in two of the year’s most thrilling reads. Join Emma Cline (The Girls) and Robin Wasserman (Girls On Fire) as they dive into writing female friendship, coming of age -- and shocking violence.

Moderator: Jill Meyers

Friends Pass Session! 



Authors:
Emma Cline
Robin Wasserman

  
 

C-SPAN2/ Book TV Tent

10:00 - 10:45
Inside the White House with Alberto Gonzales
A Conversation and Book Signing with Alberto Gonzales

Inside the White House with Alberto Gonzales

A Conversation and Book Signing with Alberto Gonzales

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 10:00 - 10:45
Location: C-SPAN2/ Book TV Tent

Alberto Gonzales, former Attorney General of the United States and former Counsel to President George W. Bush, was an ultimate insider to some of the most tumultuous years in recent American history. He is also the only Hispanic to hold both of these positions. Today he shares his unique perspective and remarkable story as he discusses True Faith and Allegiance: A Story of Service and Sacrifice in War and Peace.

Moderator: Clay Johnson



Authors:
Alberto Gonzales

  
  11:00 - 11:45
The Attention Merchants
A Conversation and Book Signing with Tim Wu

The Attention Merchants

A Conversation and Book Signing with Tim Wu

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 11:00 - 11:45
Location: C-SPAN2/ Book TV Tent

In nearly every moment of our waking lives, we face a barrage of advertising enticements, branding efforts, sponsored social media, commercials and other efforts to harvest our attention. Tim Wu, the writer and professor who coined the term "net neutrality", sits down with Dave Shaw of branding and PR firm Arrow at Work to discuss how today's "attention merchants" are the result of more than a century's growth and expansion in the industries that feed on human attention.

Moderator: Dave Shaw



Authors:
Tim Wu

  
  12:00 - 12:45
In The Country We Love
Conversation with Diane Guerrero on her latest autobiography.

In The Country We Love

Conversation with Diane Guerrero on her latest autobiography.

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 12:00 - 12:45
Location: C-SPAN2/ Book TV Tent

When she was fourteen, Diane Guerrero came home from school to discover that her parents and brother had been deported. Now, the actress and Orange is the New Black star shares her personal story about the plight of undocumented immigrants in America and the fears that haunt the daily existence of families like hers.

Both the Spanish and English edition of the book are available in the Book Sales Tent.

Moderator: Olga Campos Benz

 



Authors:
Diane Guerrero

  
  1:00 - 1:45
Protecting the Presidents
Conversation with Clint Hill on his latest autobiography

Protecting the Presidents

Conversation with Clint Hill on his latest autobiography

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 1:00 - 1:45
Location: C-SPAN2/ Book TV Tent

Secret Service agent CLINT HILL spent seventeen years protecting American Presidents, during a tumultuous era that included the Cold War, the assassination of JFK, Vietnam, and Watergate. Now, he shares never-before-revealed stories alongside Lisa McCubbin, award-winning journalist and co-author of Five Presidents: My Extraordinary Journey with Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford.

Moderator: Lisa McCubbin



Authors:
Clint Hill

  
  2:00 - 2:45
Baylor and Beyond
A Conversation with Jessica Luther, Daniel Solomon and Rick Gipprich

Baylor and Beyond

A Conversation with Jessica Luther, Daniel Solomon and Rick Gipprich

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 2:00 - 2:45
Location: C-SPAN2/ Book TV Tent

Journalists Jessica Luther (Unsportsmanlike Conduct) and Dan Solomon broke the story of the Baylor football player on trial for sexual assault. Today they’re joined by Rick Gipprich and Rose Luna of the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault to discuss how different institutions—the NCAA, athletic departments, universities, the media—respond to these stories and why nothing ever changes.

Moderator: Rose Luna



Authors:
Jessica Luther

  
  3:00 - 3:45
The Art of the Campaign
Conversation with Josh King and Mary Beth Rogers on their latest books

The Art of the Campaign

Conversation with Josh King and Mary Beth Rogers on their latest books

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 3:00 - 3:45
Location: C-SPAN2/ Book TV Tent

Just a few days before one of the most remarkable Presidential elections in American history, Josh King (Off Script), former presidential events production director at the White House, and Mary Beth Rogers (Turning Texas Blue), the last person to run a successful campaign to put a Democrat, Ann Richards, in the Texas governor's office, talk about the unprecedented style of the 2016 campaign: what we’ve seen, what it means, and what’s been going on behind the scenes of this or any other election.

Moderator: Paul Stekler



Authors:
Josh King
Mary Beth Rogers

  
3:45 - 4:30
Tracking Terrorism
Conversation with Lawrence Wright on terrorism and his new book.

Tracking Terrorism

Conversation with Lawrence Wright on terrorism and his new book.

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 3:45 - 4:30
Location: C-SPAN2/ Book TV Tent

This session starts at 3:50pm. 

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Lawrence Wright (The Looming Tower) discusses the track of terrorism in the Middle East, from the rise of al-Qaeda in the 1990s to the recent violence persisted by ISIS, based on the in-depth articles collected in his new book, The Terror Years.

Moderator: Brian Sweany



Authors:
Lawrence Wright

  
 

Capitol Auditorium Room E1.004

10:00 - 10:45
Nathan Hale and his Alamo All Stars!
Conversation with Nathan Hale on his latest graphic novel

Nathan Hale and his Alamo All Stars!

Conversation with Nathan Hale on his latest graphic novel

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 10:00 - 10:45
Location: Capitol Auditorium Room E1.004

Stupendous, hilarious, Big Red-lovin’, bestsellin’, Bluebonnet Award-winnin’, graphic novelist Nathan Hale is here today to illustrate for us everything we didn’t know about the Alamo. He’ll draw scenes from his latest Hazardous Tale, Alamo All-Stars, live! Bring your big belly laughs, we’re going to have a ball!

Introduced by: Ne'Leigh Hamilton's Battle of the Books Team, Popham Elementary



Authors:
Nathan Hale

  
  11:00 - 11:45
Hats Off to Jon Klassen
Conversation with Jon Klassen on his latest picture book

Hats Off to Jon Klassen

Conversation with Jon Klassen on his latest picture book

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 11:00 - 11:45
Location: Capitol Auditorium Room E1.004

The man with the hats is back! Caldecott Medalist Jon Klassen (I Want My Hat Back; Extra Yarn) is here with his sweet, beautiful new picture book, We Found A Hat, about what happens when two turtles find a hat - but only one hat - in the desert. Come tip a cap to one of our most beloved writers and illustrators!

Moderator: Sharon O'Neal

Introcued by: Stephanie Kaynes' 1st Grade Students, Brushy Creek Elementary



Authors:
Jon Klassen

  
  12:15 - 1:00
All Hail the Hales!
Conversation with Shannon and Dean Hale on their latest Princess in Black book

All Hail the Hales!

Conversation with Shannon and Dean Hale on their latest Princess in Black book

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 12:15 - 1:00
Location: Capitol Auditorium Room E1.004

All hail the Hales and their dynamic hero, the Princess in Black! What happens when the busy, monster-battling Princess takes a vacation? What else? SEA MONSTER! Meet Festival favorites and bestselling authors Shannon and Dean Hale in the Capitol Auditorium as they embark upon another action-packed adventure.

Moderator: Rita Painter



Authors:
Shannon and Dean Hale

  
  1:15 - 2:00
A Conversation with Kwame Alexander
Conversation with Kwame Alexander on his latest young adult novel

A Conversation with Kwame Alexander

Conversation with Kwame Alexander on his latest young adult novel

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 1:15 - 2:00
Location: Capitol Auditorium Room E1.004

Newbery Award-winner, National Book Award nominee and acclaimed poet Kwame Alexander is an unforgettable storyteller. Today, he sits down to discuss his new children's book, Surf's Up, and Booked, the follow-up to his award-winning, crazy bestselling, must-read middle grade novel-in-verse, The Crossover. Soccer, love, family, friendship - Kwame covers it all. Don't miss it!

Moderator: Sharyn Vane



Authors:
Kwame Alexander

  
  2:30 - 3:15
Science is spelled S.C.I.E.S.Z.K.A
Conversation with John Scieszka on his latest Frank Einstein book

Science is spelled S.C.I.E.S.Z.K.A

Conversation with John Scieszka on his latest Frank Einstein book

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 2:30 - 3:15
Location: Capitol Auditorium Room E1.004

Clever science experiments, funny jokes, and robot hijinks await as TBF MVP Jon Scieszka returns with Frank Einstein and the Evoblaster Belt! Kid-genius Frank Einstein has come up with his most incredible invention yet, the Evoblaster Belt, which zaps creatures from one species into another. We can't promise you won't leave this session as a rabbit, cat, beluga or chimpanzee; we can, however, promise that you'll have an absolute blast!

Introduced by: Ross-Cruser 2nd Graders, Casis Elementary



Authors:
Jon Scieszka

  
  3:45 - 4:30
Iron Man Eoin Colfer
Conversation with Eoin Colfer on his latest Iron Man graphic novel

Iron Man Eoin Colfer

Conversation with Eoin Colfer on his latest Iron Man graphic novel

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 3:45 - 4:30
Location: Capitol Auditorium Room E1.004

What's this? An all-new story featuring the Invincible Iron Man, told by the internationally best-selling author of the Artemis Fowl series, Eoin Colfer?! It's true! Don't miss author and performer extraordinaire Iron Man Eoin Colfer as he unveils this brand new super hero adventure!

Moderator: Topher Bradfield



Authors:
Eoin Colfer

  
 

Capitol Extension Room E1.026

  10:30 - 11:15
Spirited Schemers
A Conversation and Book Signing with Monica Brown, Crystal Allen and Sara Pennypacker

Spirited Schemers

A Conversation and Book Signing with Monica Brown, Crystal Allen and Sara Pennypacker

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 10:30 - 11:15
Location: Capitol Extension Room E1.026

School - even when you love it, complications can arise with friends, teachers and classmates that turn Spirit Week sour. How do you scheme your way out of the madness? Join Monica Brown, Crystal Allen and Sara Pennypacker as they discuss their spirited schemers’ strategies for success!

Moderator: Demi Marshall



Authors:
Sara Pennypacker
Crystal Allen
Monica Brown

  
  11:30 - 12:15
Catching Curveballs
A Conversation with Paul Griffin, Raina Telgemeier and John David Anderson

Catching Curveballs

A Conversation with Paul Griffin, Raina Telgemeier and John David Anderson

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 11:30 - 12:15
Location: Capitol Extension Room E1.026

Life, loss, friendship and everything in between - how do we navigate the big stuff? In their new middle grade novels, award-winning authors Paul Griffin (When Friendship Followed Me Home), John David Anderson (Mrs. Bixby’s Last Day), and Raina Telgemeier (Ghosts) show us characters who do their best, even when life throws more than a few curveballs.

Moderator: Nikki Loftin



Authors:
Raina Telgemeier
Paul Griffin
John David Anderson

  
  12:30 - 1:15
Supernatural Storytellers
A Conversation with DJ MacHale, Janet Fox and Robert Beatty

Supernatural Storytellers

A Conversation with DJ MacHale, Janet Fox and Robert Beatty

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 12:30 - 1:15
Location: Capitol Extension Room E1.026

A magical library, a haunted castle, and a mysterious forest. Otherworldly forces are at work this hour. Don’t miss supernatural storytellers D.J. MacHale, Janet Fox and Robert Beatty as they take us on journeys beyond this realm!

Moderator: Cynthia Leitich Smith



Authors:
Janet Fox
D.J. MacHale
Robert Beatty

  
  1:30 - 2:15
Here They Come to Save the Day!
A Conversation with David Liss and Gitty Daneshevari

Here They Come to Save the Day!

A Conversation with David Liss and Gitty Daneshevari

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 1:30 - 2:15
Location: Capitol Extension Room E1.026

Are you average? A normal kid at school? A mere earthling in a system of interstellar wonders? Join the club - of spies and superheroes! With their new middle grade adventures, David Liss (Rebels) and Gitty Daneshvari (The League of Unexceptionable Children) prove that saving the day isn’t a job for jocks and AI, it’s often for the most unexpected of heroes.

Moderator: Greg Leitich Smith



Authors:
Gitty Daneshvari
David Liss

  
  2:30 - 3:15
The Making of Pax
A Conversation with Jon Klassen and Sara Pennypacker

The Making of Pax

A Conversation with Jon Klassen and Sara Pennypacker

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 2:30 - 3:15
Location: Capitol Extension Room E1.026

Long-listed for a 2016 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, Pax is a poignant middle grade novel whose story of loyalty, friendship and love during wartime has had a lasting impact on readers of all ages. How did the story and its affecting illustrations come together? Join award-winning author and illustrator duo Sara Pennypacker and Jon Klassen as they discuss the process of making Pax.

Moderator: Meghan Goel



Authors:
Sara Pennypacker
Jon Klassen

  
  3:30 - 4:15
Girls Squad
A Conversation with Jacqueline Kelly, Kate Beasley and Angela Cervantes

Girls Squad

A Conversation with Jacqueline Kelly, Kate Beasley and Angela Cervantes

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 3:30 - 4:15
Location: Capitol Extension Room E1.026

Girls get things done! In their new books, Kate Beasley (Gertie’s Leap to Greatness), Angela Cervantes (Allie, First at Last), and Jacqueline Kelly (Skunked! Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet) give us strong girls who use their wit, ingenuity and unique characters to confront challenges and take care of business.

Moderator: Lindsey Lane



Authors:
Jacqueline Kelly
Angela Cervantes
Kate Beasley

  
 

Capitol Extension Room E2.012

  10:15 - 11:00
The Scene of the Smoking Gun
A Conversation and Book Signing with Bill Loehfelm, Kwei Quartey, and David Lida

The Scene of the Smoking Gun

A Conversation and Book Signing with Bill Loehfelm, Kwei Quartey, and David Lida

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 10:15 - 11:00
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.012

New Orleans and Mexico City - in the new novels by Bill Loehfelm (Let the Devil Out) and David Lida (One Life), there’s crime in every corner of the globe. Find out what it takes to fight - and write - crime in unforgettable atmospheres.

Moderator: Hopeton Hay



Authors:
David Lida
Bill Loehfelm

  
  11:30 - 12:15
Power Lines
A Conversation and Book Signing with Jennifer Haigh and Virginia Reeves

Power Lines

A Conversation and Book Signing with Jennifer Haigh and Virginia Reeves

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 11:30 - 12:15
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.012

Power assumes many forms: money, love, history, hate, family, greed. When power lies in electric and oil energy, the characters in Virginia Reeves and Jennifer Haigh’s new novels face moral ambiguities that complicate their relationships and their futures.

Moderator: Amanda Eyre Ward



Authors:
Jennifer Haigh
Virginia Reeves

  
  12:45 - 1:30
Where the West Meets Murder
Conversation with Jon Land and Reavis Wortham on their latest books

Where the West Meets Murder

Conversation with Jon Land and Reavis Wortham on their latest books

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 12:45 - 1:30
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.012

Mystery, murder and international stakes meet the mythic west in new thrillers by Jon Land (Strong Cold Dead) and Reavis Wortham (Dark Places). Outlaws, terrorists, and rural feuds convene in this discussion of the darkest sides of the wild, wild west.

Moderator: Richard Holland



Authors:
Reavis Wortham
Jon Land

  
  2:00 - 2:45
The Ultimate Unreliable Narrator Is... You
A Conversation with Amy Gentry and Lydia Millet

The Ultimate Unreliable Narrator Is... You

A Conversation with Amy Gentry and Lydia Millet

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 2:00 - 2:45
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.012

Do you trust yourself? How can you be sure you’re telling yourself the truth? The power of psychological self-manipulation is the dynamic core of taut new thrillers by Lydia Millet (Sweet Lamb of Heaven) and Amy Gentry (Good As Gone). Join them as they discuss the art of writing suspense and the dangerous power of telling ourselves the lies we want to hear.

Moderator: Molly Odintz



Authors:
Amy Gentry
Lydia Millet

  
  3:30 - 4:15
Returning Worlds
A Conversation with Justin Cronin and Ken Liu

Returning Worlds

A Conversation with Justin Cronin and Ken Liu

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 3:30 - 4:15
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.012

Crafting a compelling, complex other-world out of pure imagination is a feat few successfully pull off. Justin Cronin (City of Mirrors) and Ken Liu (Wall of Storms) have not only done it - they’ve done it again! They’ll discuss the pleasure - and pressure - of writing sequels in worlds entirely of their own creation.



Authors:
Ken Liu
Justin Cronin

  
 

Capitol Extension Room E2.014

  10:30 - 11:15
The Devil's Sinkhole
A Conversation and Book Signing with Bill Wittliff

The Devil's Sinkhole

A Conversation and Book Signing with Bill Wittliff

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 10:30 - 11:15
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.014

When last we saw the boy Papa in The Devil’s Backbone, he had finally learned the fate of his missing Momma and his vicious daddy. Now, master storyteller Bill Wittliff takes us on another enthralling journey through wild and woolly Central Texas in the 1880s with The Devil’s Sinkhole.

Moderator: Jane Sumner



Authors:
Bill Wittliff

  
  11:45 - 12:30
History Repeated
A Conversation and Book Signing with Dominic Smith and John Pipkin

History Repeated

A Conversation and Book Signing with Dominic Smith and John Pipkin

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 11:45 - 12:30
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.014

Astronomy and art lured novelists John Pipkin and Dominic Smith deep into the past to uncover rich, untold stories in their new novels, The Blind Astronomer’s Daughter and The Last Painting of Sara de Vos. What does it take to recreate the scientific, artistic and human landscapes of a world centuries before us? Where does a writer draw the line between fact and invention? Join them for a discussion of how they recall the past on the page.

Moderator: Erik Ankerberg



Authors:
Dominic Smith
John Pipkin

  
  1:00 - 2:00
Great Expectations
A Conversation with Sady Doyle, Belle Boggs and Phoebe Robinson

Great Expectations

A Conversation with Sady Doyle, Belle Boggs and Phoebe Robinson

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 1:00 - 2:00
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.014

Even now, as we’re seeing the first woman to be nominated by a major party as their presidential candidate, we’re also hearing an extraordinary number of people comment on what a woman should be, how she should act, and what’s expected of her public and private performance. Belle Boggs (The Art of Waiting), Sady Doyle (Trainwreck) and Phoebe Robinson (You Can’t Touch My Hair) discuss what those expectations mean - and what they don’t - both in and out of the spotlight.

Moderator: Maya Perez



Authors:
Phoebe Robinson
Sady Doyle
Belle Boggs

  
  2:30 - 3:15
Wild Stories
A Conversation with Robin McArthur, Jesús Salvador Trevino and Sam Allingham

Wild Stories

A Conversation with Robin McArthur, Jesús Salvador Trevino and Sam Allingham

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 2:30 - 3:15
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.014

Short fiction’s power lies in its ability to transport us to wild terrains in just a few pages. Snap out of the normal and into unexpected new places as Sam Allingham, Robin MacArthur and Jesús Salvador Trevińo discuss their latest story collections.

Moderator: Adeena Reitberger



Authors:
Sam Allingham
Jesús Treviño
Robin MacArthur

  
  3:45 - 4:30
Ecologies/Economies: Four Poets of Borders
A Conversation with Monica Youn, Safiya Sinclair and Orlando Ricardo Menes

Ecologies/Economies: Four Poets of Borders

A Conversation with Monica Youn, Safiya Sinclair and Orlando Ricardo Menes

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 3:45 - 4:30
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.014

In their latest collections, poets Monica Youn (Blackacre), Safiya Sinclair (Cannibal) and Orlando Ricardo Menes (Heresies) straddle borders of geography, identity, culture and verse. Join them as they read from their exciting, exploratory new work.

Moderator: Abe Louise Young



Authors:
Orlando Ricardo Menes
Monica Youn
Safiya Sinclair

  
 

Capitol Extension Room E2.016

  10:30 - 11:15
Places of Pen and Ink
A Conversation and Book Signing with Ben Katchor and Greg Ruth

Places of Pen and Ink

A Conversation and Book Signing with Ben Katchor and Greg Ruth

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 10:30 - 11:15
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.016

Place and time come to vivid life in the graphic novels of legendary artist Ben Katchor (Cheap Novelties) and bestselling author Greg Ruth (Indeh). Each artist commits history to paper in his own unforgettable way. Join them for a discussion about how they conjured the changing streets of New York City and the western plains of the Apache, led by TBF’s own Claire Burrows, Dr. of Comparative Literature.

Moderator: Claire Burrows



Authors:
Greg Ruth
Ben Katchor

  
  11:30 - 12:15
The Changing Texas Landscape
Conversation with David Todd and Jonathan Ogren on the Texas environment and their latest book

The Changing Texas Landscape

Conversation with David Todd and Jonathan Ogren on the Texas environment and their latest book

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 11:30 - 12:15
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.016

As the population and the economy of Texas boom, the unique natural environment of our home state faces a host of familiar and not so familiar new challenges. David Todd, executive director of the Conservation History Association of Texas, and cartographer Jonathan Ogren discuss their atlas' description of efforts to understand and protect the state's land, water, air, wildlife, energy, and public health.

Moderator: Andy Sansom



Authors:
Jonathan Ogren
David Todd

  
  1:00 - 1:45
Marfa Modern
A Conversation with Helen Thompson and Casey Dunn

Marfa Modern

A Conversation with Helen Thompson and Casey Dunn

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 1:00 - 1:45
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.016

Let’s all move to Marfa - for this hour, at least! In their new book, Marfa Modern, writer Helen Thompson and photographer Casey Dunn celebrate the houses that represent unique responses to Marfa’s austerely beautiful high-desert setting—the sky, its lights and sense of isolation.

Moderator: Jeanne Claire van Ryzin



Authors:
Casey Dunn
Helen Thompson

  
  2:30 - 3:15
Remembering Unruh
A Conversation with Bill Wittliff and DJ Stout

Remembering Unruh

A Conversation with Bill Wittliff and DJ Stout

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 2:30 - 3:15
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.016

The 2016 Texas Book Festival poster showcases the iconic work of Jack Unruh, one of the most famous illustrators to come out of Texas. Unruh passed away this year, after a long career that included illustrating books by Bill Wittliff and The Texanist column in Texas Monthly. Join Unruh’s colleagues and friends D.J. Stout, Bill Wittliff and David Courtney as they remember Unruh and his influence.

Moderator: David Courtney



Authors:
Bill Wittliff

  
  4:00 - 4:45
Ghost Towns, Gas Stations, and a 20-Foot Cowboy
A Conversation with Jack Knox

Ghost Towns, Gas Stations, and a 20-Foot Cowboy

A Conversation with Jack Knox

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 4:00 - 4:45
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.016

Texas is full of endless skies, wide open spaces, tiny towns, rusting gas stations and cowboys who grow taller than twenty feet. Photographer Jack Knox has captured all of this and more in his vibrant, colorful images of antiquated Texas. Revel in the unique majesty of our state’s smallest, worn-in details.



Authors:
Jack Knox

  
 

Capitol Extension Room E2.026

10:00 - 10:45
Loving Where You Live
A Conversation with Melody Warnick and Trent Gillaspie

Loving Where You Live

A Conversation with Melody Warnick and Trent Gillaspie

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 10:00 - 10:45
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.026

In a state experiencing phenomenal urban growth, we have to ask: What draws people to a new city and makes them stay? How do we come to feel at home in our new communities? Melody Warnick and Trent Gillaspie talk about how we claim a place as home.

Moderator: Tiffany Yates Martin



Authors:
Trent Gillaspie
Melody Warnick

  
  11:00 - 11:45
Modern Motherhood
A Conversation and Book Signing with Pamela Erens and Gayle Forman

Modern Motherhood

A Conversation and Book Signing with Pamela Erens and Gayle Forman

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 11:00 - 11:45
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.026

What do we picture when we picture motherhood in 2016? A doting, softly frazzled woman with a full time job and dinner on the table every night? A loving spouse pitching in beside her? Or is the vision something darker? The truth of modern mothering is at the heart of the new novels by Pamela Erens (Eleven Hours) and Gayle Forman (Leave Me). Join them as they take a literary approach to what it really means to be a mother - loneliness, longing, warts and all.

Moderator: Rose Smith



Authors:
Pamela Erens
Gayle Forman

  
  12:15 - 1:00
Be The Change
A Conversation with Arun Gandhi and Bethany Hegedus

Be The Change

A Conversation with Arun Gandhi and Bethany Hegedus

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 12:15 - 1:00
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.026

How can throwing away a worn-down pencil hurt anyone? How can wastefulness lead to violence? This is the question poised in the touching, personal new picture book, Be the Change. A follow-up to Grandfather Gandhi, Arun Gandhi and Texas author Bethany Hegedus once again carry an important message to children through the philosophy and memory of Mahatma Gandhi.

Moderator: Rebekah Manley



Authors:
Arun Gandhi
Bethany Hegedus

  
  1:15 - 2:00
Darkness on the Edge of Town
A Conversation with Kelly Luce and Jung Yun

Darkness on the Edge of Town

A Conversation with Kelly Luce and Jung Yun

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 1:15 - 2:00
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.026

Writers Kelly Luce (Pull Me Under) and Jung Yun (Shelter) aren’t afraid of the dark. In their new novels, a twelve year old fatally stabs a bully and a suburban family confronts a violent act inside a comfortable life. What does it take for a writer to work on the dark side of literary life - and what are the effects?

Moderator: Stephanie Noll



Authors:
Jung Yun
Kelly Luce

  
  2:30 - 3:15
Young Americans
A Conversation with Tony Tulathimutte and Molly Prentiss

Young Americans

A Conversation with Tony Tulathimutte and Molly Prentiss

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 2:30 - 3:15
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.026

How much does the youth of America change? Do Millennials want the same thing as twenty-somethings who found adulthood in the 1980s? Tony Tulathimutte, author of Private Citizens, a novel hailed as a modern classic for the Millennial generation; and Molly Prentiss, author of the vibrant new novel Tuesday Nights in 1980, discuss portraying youth in their time, two decades apart.

Moderator: Sofia Sokolove



Authors:
Tony Tulathimutte
Molly Prentiss

  
  3:45 - 4:30
Unsolved in ATX
A Conversation with Beverly Lowry and Skip Hollandsworth

Unsolved in ATX

A Conversation with Beverly Lowry and Skip Hollandsworth

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 3:45 - 4:30
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.026

Two different eras, two grisly crimes, one rocked city: Austin, Texas. Skip Hollandsworth (The Midnight Assassin) and Beverly Lowry (Who Killed These Girls) discuss their riveting true accounts of unsolved crimes that shook the Capital City; the servant girl murders in the 1800s and the yogurt shop murders in the 1990s. What drew them to these stories? And who do they think did it?

Moderator: Mike Hall



Authors:
Beverly Lowry
Skip Hollandsworth

  
 

Capitol Extension Room E2.028

  10:30 - 11:30
Artist's Process: My Style
A Conversation and Book Signing with Brendan Wenzel, Michael Hall, Lauren Castillo and Carson Ellis

Artist's Process: My Style

A Conversation and Book Signing with Brendan Wenzel, Michael Hall, Lauren Castillo and Carson Ellis

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 10:30 - 11:30
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.028

We love picture books for their poetic union of literary and visual art. Illustrators Brendan Wenzel, Michael Hall, Lauren Castillo and Carson Ellis will discuss how their styles and processes transport a story from a simple page to a soaring imaginary world. Artists and educators, this session is for you!

Moderator: Austin Kleon



Authors:
Michael Hall
Brendan Wenzel
Lauren Castillo
Carson Ellis

  
  11:45 - 12:45
O. Henry Prize Celebration!
Conversation with Ottessa Moshfegh, Peter Cameron, and Shruti Swamy

O. Henry Prize Celebration!

Conversation with Ottessa Moshfegh, Peter Cameron, and Shruti Swamy

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 11:45 - 12:45
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.028

The O. Henry Prize is one of the most prestigious, coveted awards in the world of short fiction. Meet and celebrate three of this year's winning writers: Ottessa Moshfegh, Peter Cameron and Shruti Swamy.

Moderator: Laura Furman



Authors:
Shruti Swamy
Peter Cameron
Ottessa Moshfegh

  
  1:00 - 1:45
Well Versed in Grief
A Conversation with Max Porter and Paul Lisicky

Well Versed in Grief

A Conversation with Max Porter and Paul Lisicky

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 1:00 - 1:45
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.028

Paul Lisicky (The Narrow Door) and Max Porter (Grief is the Thing With Feathers) have each penned aching, exquisite narratives about the grieving process. What does it mean to write through the experience of loss? And what happens when an author goes out on the road to talk about it over and over again?

Moderator: Callie Collins



Authors:
Paul Lisicky
Max Porter

  
  2:15 - 3:15
Border Report
A Conversation with Kimball Taylor, Dan Slater, and Laura Tillman

Border Report

A Conversation with Kimball Taylor, Dan Slater, and Laura Tillman

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 2:15 - 3:15
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.028

What does it take to tell a border story? As the issue of immigration has grown hotter in the national spotlight, how has on-the-ground research and reporting changed? Three experienced journalists, Kimball Taylor (The Coyote’s Bicycle), Dan Slater (Wolf Boys) and Laura Tillman (The Long Shadow of Small Ghosts) discuss the experience researching, reporting on, and writing riveting new books about the U.S.-Mexico border.

Moderator: Ricardo Ainslie



Authors:
Dan Slater
Laura Tillman
Kimball Taylor

  
  3:45 - 4:30
The Fleet at Flood Tide
A Conversation with James D. Hornfischer

The Fleet at Flood Tide

A Conversation with James D. Hornfischer

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 3:45 - 4:30
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.028

Award-winning historian James D. Hornfischer tells the epic story of the last year of the Pacific war, from the stunning spectacle of the invasion of the Mariana Islands and the air battles of the Great Marianas Turkey Shoot to the decision to use the atomic bombs and the anguish of Japan’s final surrender. From the seas of the Central Pacific to the shores of Japan itself, The Fleet at Flood Tide is a stirring and deeply humane account of World War II’s world-changing finale.

Introduced by: James Haley



Authors:
James Hornfischer

  
 

Central Market Cooking Tent

Sponsored by Central Market
10:00 - 10:45
The United Tastes of Texas
A Demonstration and Book Signing with Jessica Dupuy

The United Tastes of Texas

A Demonstration and Book Signing with Jessica Dupuy

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 10:00 - 10:45
Location: Central Market Cooking Tent

Smoked brisket, chicken fried steak, skillet cornbread, tortilla soup - hungry yet? Don’t miss fourth-generation Texan and award-winning writer Jessica DuPuy as she makes mouths water from the panhandle to the Gulf Coast, the Chisos to the piney woods demonstrating a recipe from The United Tastes of Texas.

Moderator: Patricia Sharpe



Authors:
Jessica Dupuy

  
  11:30 - 12:15
All Hail the Queen of Tex-Mex!
Demonstration and Book Signing with Sylvia Casares

All Hail the Queen of Tex-Mex!

Demonstration and Book Signing with Sylvia Casares

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 11:30 - 12:15
Location: Central Market Cooking Tent

Learn the best from the Queen of Tex-Mex! Houston’s own famed restaurateur Sylvia Casares is here to wow us with her wonderful ways of snapping our favorite Tex-Mex dishes into fresh, fabulous, flavor-popping new must-have meals by demonstrating a recipe from The Enchilada Queen Cookbook. All hail the queen!

Moderator: Patricia Sharpe



Authors:
Sylvia Casares

  
  1:00 - 1:45
From My Mad Hungry Family to Yours
A Conversation with Lucinda Scala Quinn

From My Mad Hungry Family to Yours

A Conversation with Lucinda Scala Quinn

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 1:00 - 1:45
Location: Central Market Cooking Tent

Are you at the helm of a mad hungry family? Lucinda Scala Quinn is here to help with Mad Hungry Family: 120 Essential Recipes to Feed the Whole Crew. From PBS to Martha Stewart Living to her own Mad Hungry headquarters for home cooks, Quinn is an expert at satisfying any appetite. Learn from the best!

Moderator: Elizabeth Winslow



Authors:
Lucinda Scala Quinn

  
  2:30 - 3:15
Classic German Baking
Conversation and cooking with Luisa Weiss on her latest cookbook

Classic German Baking

Conversation and cooking with Luisa Weiss on her latest cookbook

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 2:30 - 3:15
Location: Central Market Cooking Tent

Stollen, lebkuchen, strudel - let's get baking! Blogger and author Luisa Weiss—who was born in Berlin to an Italian mother and American father, and married into a family of bakers with roots in Saxony—shares her mastery with a scrumptious recipe from Classic German Baking: The Very Best Recipes from Traditional Favorites, from Pfeffernüsse to Streuselkuchen.

Moderator: Cyndi Hughes



Authors:
Luisa Weiss

  
  4:00 - 4:45
The Tacos of Texas!
A Conversation with Mando Rayo and Jarod Neece

The Tacos of Texas!

A Conversation with Mando Rayo and Jarod Neece

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 4:00 - 4:45
Location: Central Market Cooking Tent

Don’t miss taco journalists Mando Rayo and Jarod Neece as they demonstrate a recipe from the most anticipated cookbook in Texas history - The Tacos of Texas! Mando and Jarod traveled the state in search of the best tacos and the stories behind them. Think you know how to taco? You’d better be here!

Moderator: Tom Thornton



Authors:
Mando Rayo
Jarod Neece

  
 

Childrens Read Me a Story Tent (10th & Congress)

Sponsored by HEB
10:00 - 10:30
Emma J. Virján
Emma Virján reads from her latest children's book

Emma J. Virján

Emma Virján reads from her latest children's book

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 10:00 - 10:30
Location: Childrens Read Me a Story Tent (10th & Congress)

Austin author Emma J. Virjan reads What This Story Needs is a Munch and a Crunch, the third book in her popular Pig in a Wig series!

Introduced by: Tracie Johnson's 1st Grade Students, Old Town Elementary



Authors:
Emma Virján

  
10:30 - 11:00
Yuyi Morales
Yuyi Morales reads her latest children's book

Yuyi Morales

Yuyi Morales reads her latest children's book

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 10:30 - 11:00
Location: Childrens Read Me a Story Tent (10th & Congress)

Caldecott Honor author and illustrator Yuyi Morales reads Rudas: Niño’s Horrendous Hermanitas. Find out what happens when Niño's little sisters get in on a wild, exciting wrestling adventure!

Introduced by: Delco Primary's Wild Readers



Authors:
Yuyi Morales

  
11:00 - 11:30
Mike Curato
Mike Curato reads from his latest children's book

Mike Curato

Mike Curato reads from his latest children's book

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 11:00 - 11:30
Location: Childrens Read Me a Story Tent (10th & Congress)

Mike Curato reads from Little Elliot, Big Fun. When amusement park rides become too fast, dizzy and scary for Little Elliot, his friend Mouse helps him overcome his fears.

Introduced by: Jessica Frankenberg's 2nd Grade Students, Pleasant Hill Elementary

Kids Passport Session! Kids, pick up a TBF passport at the Activity Tent. We'll give you a sticker for every passport session you attend. Three or more stickers earns you a prize!



Authors:
Mike Curato

  
11:30 - 12:00
Ruth Chan
Ruth Chan read from her latest children's book

Ruth Chan

Ruth Chan read from her latest children's book

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 11:30 - 12:00
Location: Childrens Read Me a Story Tent (10th & Congress)

Ruth Chan reads from Where’s the Party? An adorable cat races through town to invite his friends to the best party ever in this sweet and delightful debut picture book.

Introduced by: Nicole Wakefield's 1st Grade Students, Brushy Creek Elementary

Kids Passport Session! Kids, pick up a TBF passport at the Activity Tent. We'll give you a sticker for every passport session you attend. Three or more stickers earns you a prize!



Authors:
Ruth Chan

  
12:00 - 12:30
Tom Sullivan
Tom Sullivan read from his latest children's book

Tom Sullivan

Tom Sullivan read from his latest children's book

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 12:00 - 12:30
Location: Childrens Read Me a Story Tent (10th & Congress)

Tom Sullivan reads from I Used to Be a Fish. Inspired by a pet fish, a boy tells a whimsical version of his own life story in this light introduction to evolution and tribute to every child’s power to transform their lives and to dream big.

Introduced by: Mr. Koeffler's 3rd Grade Students, UT Elementary



Authors:
Tom Sullivan

  
12:30 - 1:00
Texas Bluebonnet Awards
Announcement of the 2016 Texas Bluebonnet Awards with John Scieszka

Texas Bluebonnet Awards

Announcement of the 2016 Texas Bluebonnet Awards with John Scieszka

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 12:30 - 1:00
Location: Childrens Read Me a Story Tent (10th & Congress)

Jon Scieszka and a top notch team of Bluebonnet super readers will announce the master list of the 2016 Texas Bluebonnet Awards! Afterwards, the books will be available to browse and buy in the Children's Book Sales Tent. Thanks to the Texas Library Association for once again bringing this exciting announcement to the Texas Book Festival!



Authors:
Steven Weinberg
Jon Scieszka

  
1:00 - 1:30
Carson Ellis
Carson Ellis reads from her latest children's book

Carson Ellis

Carson Ellis reads from her latest children's book

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 1:00 - 1:30
Location: Childrens Read Me a Story Tent (10th & Congress)

Carson Ellis reads from Du Iz Tak? What is that? With exquisitely detailed illustrations and tragicomic flair, bestselling author and illustrator Ellis invites readers to imagine the dramatic possibilities to be found in even the humblest backyard.

Introduced by: Shannon Heinzen's 1st Grade Students, Thomas Arnold Elementary



Authors:
Carson Ellis

  
1:30 - 2:00
Michael Hall
Michael Hall read from his latest children's book

Michael Hall

Michael Hall read from his latest children's book

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 1:30 - 2:00
Location: Childrens Read Me a Story Tent (10th & Congress)

Michael Hall reads from Wonderfall. This beautiful and informative picture book follows a single tree through the fall season. A great read-aloud for home and the classroom!

Introduced by: Natacha Jones's 1st Grade Students, UT Elementary



Authors:
Michael Hall

  
2:00 - 2:30
Andrea Beaty
Andrea Beaty reads from her latest children's book

Andrea Beaty

Andrea Beaty reads from her latest children's book

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 2:00 - 2:30
Location: Childrens Read Me a Story Tent (10th & Congress)

Andrea Beaty reads from Ada Twist, Scientist. Inspired by real-life makers such as Ada Lovelace and Marie Curie, Ada’s story of curiosity champions girl power and women scientists!

 Introduced by: Amanda Douglass's second Grade Students, Cedar Creek Elementary



Authors:
Andrea Beaty

  
2:30 - 3:00
David Soman
David Soman read from his latest children's book

David Soman

David Soman read from his latest children's book

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 2:30 - 3:00
Location: Childrens Read Me a Story Tent (10th & Congress)

David Soman reads from The Monster Next Door. From the creator of Ladybug Girl and Three Bears in a Boat comes a funny and endearing tale of friendship found and tested with a monster who has a talent for silly dances and funny faces.

Introduced by: Elexa Antweil's second Grade Students, Casis Elementary

Kids Passport Session! Kids, pick up a TBF passport at the Activity Tent. We'll give you a sticker for every passport session you attend. Three or more stickers earns you a prize!



Authors:
David Soman

  
3:00 - 3:30
Brendan Wenzel
Brendan Wenzel reads from his latest children's book

Brendan Wenzel

Brendan Wenzel reads from his latest children's book

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 3:00 - 3:30
Location: Childrens Read Me a Story Tent (10th & Congress)

Brendan Wenzel reads from They All Saw a Cat. In this glorious celebration of observation, curiosity, and imagination, Wenzel shows us the many lives of one cat, and how perspective shapes what we see.

Introduced by: Andrea McIllwain's PreK Students, Blanton Elementary

Kids Passport Session! Kids, pick up a TBF passport at the Activity Tent. We'll give you a sticker for every passport session you attend. Three or more stickers earns you a prize!



Authors:
Brendan Wenzel

  
3:30 - 4:00
Lauren Castillo
Lauren Castillo reads from her latest children's book

Lauren Castillo

Lauren Castillo reads from her latest children's book

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 3:30 - 4:00
Location: Childrens Read Me a Story Tent (10th & Congress)

Caldecott Honor author and illustrator Lauren Castillo reads from It is Not Time For Sleeping, a sweet new bedtime book with lyric texts and lush illustrations.

Introduced by: Mrs. Sharp's 4th and 5th Grade Panthers, Zilker Elementary



Authors:
Lauren Castillo

  
4:00 - 4:30
Steven Weinberg
Steven Weinberg reads from his latest children's book

Steven Weinberg

Steven Weinberg reads from his latest children's book

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 4:00 - 4:30
Location: Childrens Read Me a Story Tent (10th & Congress)

Steven Weinberg reads from You Must Be This Tall. Two friends—one short and one tall—must come up with a plan to overcome a serious height restriction so they can ride a roller coaster together in this delightfully cheeky and bright picture book.

Introduced by: Carolina Martinez's 2nd Grade Students, T.A. Brown Elementary

Kids Passport Session! Kids, pick up a TBF passport at the Activity Tent. We'll give you a sticker for every passport session you attend. Three or more stickers earns you a prize!



Authors:
Steven Weinberg

  
4:30 - 5:00
Storytime with René Colato Laínez

Storytime with René Colato Laínez

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 4:30 - 5:00
Location: Childrens Read Me a Story Tent (10th & Congress)

Award-winning illustrator René Colato Laínez reads from Mamá the Alien!



Authors:
René Colato Laínez

  
 

Childrens Entertainment Tent (Congress near 9th St)

10:00 - 11:00
Hand to Mouth Puppet Theatre

Hand to Mouth Puppet Theatre

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 10:00 - 11:00
Location: Childrens Entertainment Tent (Congress near 9th St)




  
11:00 - 12:00
Joe McDermott, Bouncing Ball Music

Joe McDermott, Bouncing Ball Music

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Location: Childrens Entertainment Tent (Congress near 9th St)




  
12:00 - 1:00
Magic with Peter the Adequate

Magic with Peter the Adequate

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 12:00 - 1:00
Location: Childrens Entertainment Tent (Congress near 9th St)




  
1:00 - 2:00
Austin Children's Choir

Austin Children's Choir

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 1:00 - 2:00
Location: Childrens Entertainment Tent (Congress near 9th St)




  
2:00 - 3:00
Boitumelo: Song and Stories of South Africa

Boitumelo: Song and Stories of South Africa

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 2:00 - 3:00
Location: Childrens Entertainment Tent (Congress near 9th St)




  
3:00 - 4:00
Hey Lolly Band

Hey Lolly Band

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 3:00 - 4:00
Location: Childrens Entertainment Tent (Congress near 9th St)




  
4:00 - 5:00
McCallum High School's Knights of Steel

McCallum High School's Knights of Steel

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 4:00 - 5:00
Location: Childrens Entertainment Tent (Congress near 9th St)




  

Capitol Extension Room E2.030

  10:30 - 11:15
Titans of Texas
A Conversation and Book Signing with Leila Meacham

Titans of Texas

A Conversation and Book Signing with Leila Meacham

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 10:30 - 11:15
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.030

Texas is on the cusp of an oil boom when a privileged heiress meets a charming farm boy. What comes next? Bestselling author Leila Meacham takes us back in time to the early 1900s in another sweeping, heartfelt tale of unforgettable characters intertwined against a Lone Star sky.

Moderator: Michelle Newby



Authors:
Leila Meacham

  
  11:30 - 12:15
2016 Pulitzer Prize Winner: Custer's Trials
Conversation with T.J. Stiles on his latest Pulitzer-prize winning biography

2016 Pulitzer Prize Winner: Custer's Trials

Conversation with T.J. Stiles on his latest Pulitzer-prize winning biography

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 11:30 - 12:15
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.030

In his 2016 Pulitzer Prize-winning biography, Custer’s Trials, T.J. Stiles paints a portrait of Lt. George Armstrong Custer that is both deeply personal and sweeping in scope, casting surprising new light on a near-mythic American figure. Join him as he shares the key to understanding Custer.

Moderator: Ray Brimble



Authors:
T. J. Stiles

  
  12:30 - 1:15
Outside Looking In
A Conversation with Jennifer Close and Teddy Wayne

Outside Looking In

A Conversation with Jennifer Close and Teddy Wayne

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 12:30 - 1:15
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.030

We’ve all felt like outsiders at some point in our lives, cupping our hands to the glass to see how the other half lives. In their new novels, bestselling authors Jennifer Close (The Hopefuls) and Teddy Wayne (Loner) give us a taste of what it’s like to be the outsider in Washington D. C. during the Obama campaign, and at Harvard University during freshman year.

Moderator: Laurie Muchnick



Authors:
Jennifer Close
Teddy Wayne

  
  2:00 - 2:45
Stalin's Last Spy
Conversation with Kati Marton on her latest biography

Stalin's Last Spy

Conversation with Kati Marton on her latest biography

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 2:00 - 2:45
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.030

How does an Ivy League-educated, US State Department employee, deeply rooted in American culture and history, become a hardcore Stalinist? Award-winning journalist and bestselling author KATI MARTON discusses the career of Noel Field, a Russian spy in the U.S. State Department and the subject of her latest book, True Believer.

Moderator: Stephanie Barko



Authors:
Kati Marton

  
  3:00 - 3:45
Oh the Places You'll Go
Conversation with Andrés Neuman and Geoff Dyer on their latest travel narratives

Oh the Places You'll Go

Conversation with Andrés Neuman and Geoff Dyer on their latest travel narratives

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 3:00 - 3:45
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.030

The work of a travel writer is hardly straightforward. There are whirlwind trips and there are deliberate pilgrimages; culture and current events sit right alongside the writer’s personal past. Two of the world’s preeminent writers on place, Andrés Neuman (How to Travel Without Seeing) and Geoff Dyer (White Sands) discuss what a travel writer is truly seeing - and why they choose to look in the first place.

Moderator: Tiffany Yates Martin



Authors:
Geoff Dyer
Andrés Neuman

  
  4:00 - 4:45
Youth Fiction Awards

Youth Fiction Awards

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 4:00 - 4:45
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.030

Sponsored by AT&T and UT’s Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, the TBF’s annual Youth Fiction Contest session features winners discussing their stories and stories and strategies for this year’s theme, “Note to Self.”




  
 

Childrens Activity Tent (Congress near 9th St)

10:00 - 10:45
I <3 Austin Button-making with Do512 Family
Create a button to show off your Austin pride!

I <3 Austin Button-making with Do512 Family

Create a button to show off your Austin pride!

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 10:00 - 10:45
Location: Childrens Activity Tent (Congress near 9th St)

Do512Family.com loves Austin and loves sharing knowledge about the best local events for kids. Join them to express what YOU love about Austin, and create a button to wear that shows off your Austin pride.




  
  11:00 - 11:45
Le Big Manual Workshop
Author/Designer Sophie Glasser leads fun DIY activities

Le Big Manual Workshop

Author/Designer Sophie Glasser leads fun DIY activities

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 11:00 - 11:45
Location: Childrens Activity Tent (Congress near 9th St)

Make a colored paper ornament, carve a head from an apple that will age over time, learn a fun brain teaser game using only a mirror, pencil, and paper; these are just a few of the DIY activities from French author/designer Sophie Glasser’s beautiful new family craft book. Join Sophie today as she selects a special activity for us to do! 



Authors:
Sophie Glasser

  
  12:00 - 12:45
Fall Leaf Printing with Markers
Create your own colorful tree!

Fall Leaf Printing with Markers

Create your own colorful tree!

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 12:00 - 12:45
Location: Childrens Activity Tent (Congress near 9th St)

Who doesn't love collecting leaves in the fall? Create your own colorful tree and have a Wonderfall (just like Michael Hall's new book) by turning them into a beautiful and unique masterpiece of your own!




  
  1:00 - 1:45
Austin Dog Alliance: Meet the Bow Wow Reading Dogs
Enjoy storytime with the Bow Wow Reading Dogs!

Austin Dog Alliance: Meet the Bow Wow Reading Dogs

Enjoy storytime with the Bow Wow Reading Dogs!

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 1:00 - 1:45
Location: Childrens Activity Tent (Congress near 9th St)

Enjoy storytime with the Bow Wow Reading Dogs!




  
  2:00 - 2:45
Get Creative with Dyslexia with Decoding Dyslexia in partnership with IDA
Make hand print art with Decoding Dyslexia!

Get Creative with Dyslexia with Decoding Dyslexia in partnership with IDA

Make hand print art with Decoding Dyslexia!

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 2:00 - 2:45
Location: Childrens Activity Tent (Congress near 9th St)

One in five people have indicators for dyslexia. Join Decoding Dyslexia in the Children's Activity Tent and get a little messy as we make hand print art recognizing the 1 in 5 people that struggle with this common reading disability. Learn 5 warning signs for dyslexia and 5 ways you can help!


  
  3:00 - 3:45
What's in your Great Big Backyard?
Craft a scene of your own Great Big Backyard

What's in your Great Big Backyard?

Craft a scene of your own Great Big Backyard

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 3:00 - 3:45
Location: Childrens Activity Tent (Congress near 9th St)

Laura Bush and Jenna Bush Hagar's new story Our Big Backyard helps commemorate the 100th anniversary of America's National Park Service. Get in touch with your outdoor side by crafting a scene of all the interesting things that are in your own backyard.




  
  4:00 - 4:45
Create a Calavera!
Color or craft your own paper calavera!

Create a Calavera!

Color or craft your own paper calavera!

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 4:00 - 4:45
Location: Childrens Activity Tent (Congress near 9th St)

Celebrate Dia de los Muertos by coloring or crafting your own paper calavera!


  
 

Music Tent

10:00 - 10:45
Curtis McMurtry

Curtis McMurtry

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 10:00 - 10:45
Location: Music Tent

25-year-old Curtis McMurtry writes and sings Americana with a depth beyond his years. Having studied both music theory and ethnomusicology at Sarah Lawrence College, Curtis places a premium on acute sonic elements. His compositions, laden with an array of strings and horns, can’t be, nor should they be, easily pigeonholed.




  
  11:00 - 11:45
Jon Dee Graham and William Harries Graham

Jon Dee Graham and William Harries Graham

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 11:00 - 11:45
Location: Music Tent

Recognized in his native Austin as the Real Deal — a dedicated artist and member of the Austin Music Hall of Fame – Jon Dee Graham is a singer-songwriter-guitarist whose every word, every lyric, every guitar riff is meaningful and extraordinary. William Harries Graham, Austin singer-songwriter-guitarist, is Jon Dee’s much heralded son. As music critic Tim Stegall has noted, “It’s as if sound poet Brion Gysin had diced up a My Bloody Valentine record and one by Neil Young and Crazy Horse, then almost randomly reassembled the pieces.” A musical legacy in the making.




  
  12:00 - 12:45
Amy Cook

Amy Cook

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 12:00 - 12:45
Location: Music Tent

Amy Cook is an Austin-based singer-songwriter whose most recent album, ”Summer Skin,” was greeted with critical acclaim. She has been a working musician for 20 years, from coffee shops and busking to traveling the country opening for Lucinda Williams, Shawn Colvin, Alejandro Escovedo, Todd Snider and Richard Thompson, among many others. Amy is also the artist behind the iconic “I love you so much” wall on South Congress Avenue.




  
  1:00 - 1:45
Warren Hood and Marshall Hood

Warren Hood and Marshall Hood

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 1:00 - 1:45
Location: Music Tent

“The cream always rises to the top, and there are young performers out there who will find their audience [such as] Warren Hood, a terrific songwriter and singer.” – Lyle Lovett One obvious influence for Warren Hood is Uncle Walt’s Band, which featured his late father, Champ and Walter Hyatt whose tunes the younger Hood takes to sweetly with a twist of his own finely tuned musicianship.




  
  2:00 - 2:45
Hunter Sharpe with Marlon Sexton

Hunter Sharpe with Marlon Sexton

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 2:00 - 2:45
Location: Music Tent

Hunter Sharpe had a dazzling New York debut with an impressive offering of clearly distinct rock songs. With a experienced trio backing him (including Marlon Sexton), Hunter Sharpe may be young, but light years ahead in talent, skills and stage presence.




  
  3:00 - 3:45
Tommy Shannon Blues Band

Tommy Shannon Blues Band

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 3:00 - 3:45
Location: Music Tent

Tommy Shannon is a living blues legend and member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble). Tommy Shannon Blues Band also features blues master David Holt on guitar (Storyville, Joe Ely, Mavericks, ARC Angels) and ace drummer Tommy Taylor (Christopher Cross, Eric Johnson, many others!) on drums. TSBB stays true to the blues while celebrating Austin’s rich musical legacy.




  
  4:00 - 5:00
WhoDo

WhoDo

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 4:00 - 5:00
Location: Music Tent

WhoDo is an Austin blues consortium specializing in the music of Texas and Louisiana. It is perhaps Austin’s most literary band, with Ricardo Ainslie (author and documentarian) on guitar; John Burnett (the NPR correspondent) on harmonica; and Lawrence Wright (author and New Yorker writer) on keyboards. Rounding out the band are Brian Turner on guitar, Jimmy Umstattd on bass, Christian Umstadtt on drums. Their performances keep the literary spirit of the Texas Book Festival alive and rockin’ year round.