2014 Festival Schedule



Enjoy the Festival! Sessions are free; arrive early to ensure seating. In Fast Pass-designated venues, Fast Pass holders have priority seating. Please abide by Capitol and House Chamber rules, critical for the TBF’s continued use: No food and drink; In the House Chamber, NOTHING may be placed on the Representatives’ desks; Seating at the desks will be limited to badge and Fast Pass holders; Limit photography and video. No flash photography.

Signings take place after each session. Adult and YA authors sign in the Adult Book Signing Tent (Congress at 10th), Children’s authors in the Children’s Sales/Signing Tent (Colorado at 13th), Cookbooks in the Sales/Signing Tent next to the Central Market Cooking Tent (11th at Congress).

Below, click on the Saturday or Sunday tab to see sessions by hour. Use the pull-down filter to sort by genre, or use the search to see sessions by venue or keyword.

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM Saturday

10 AM Saturday


Erzsi Deak

Location: Children's Read Me a Story Tent (13th & Colorado streets)
Authors:
Erzsi Deak

Children

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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Erzsi Deàk reads from Pumpkin Time, introduced by the students of Mindy Bass from Gullet Elementary.


Choose Wisely

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.026
Authors:
Lauren Miller
Trent Reedy
Stephen Graham Jones
Moderator:
Vanessa Lee

Young Adult

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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Sometimes, life can be rough. But if you had the choice between a blissfully unaware existence or a knowing life full of adventure, which would you choose? Before you answer, join authors Lauren Miller, Trent Reedy, and Stephen Jones as they discuss what brings out the good from even the most troubled lives.


The World and You: Maintaining a Global Consciousness

Location: House Chamber
Authors:
Caryl Stern
Nicholas Kristof
Moderator:
Evan Smith

Nonfiction

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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

There is no doubt that our world is becoming a smaller place. Technology and social media have allowed us to reach out across cultural boundaries. However, this means that the privileged must also put aside their "first world problems" and confront the very real issues of those who most need their help. Join Nicholas Kristof and Caryl Stern as they share their stories of violence, rescue, and hope.

 

Fast Pass Session


Wild Wild West

Location: Capitol Auditorium Room E1.004
Authors:
Jeff Guinn
Robert Knott
Moderator:
Wolfgang Neidert

Fiction American West

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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Outlaws, cowboys, money, freedom: these are the subjects that pervade the myth of the American West. American westerns are endlessly fascinating for their good tales of shootouts and survival. See Jeff Guinn and Robert Knott as they examine the appeal of the western novel.


Nixon

Location: C-SPAN2/ Book TV Tent
Authors:
Douglas Brinkley
John Dean
Luke Nichter
Moderator:
Robert Draper

Politics Nonfiction History

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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Forty years later and the Watergate scandal still burns on the American conscience as a cautionary tale for politicians and public. In this digital age, political scandals are hard to cover up, and with the technology available now, more than ever before has been revealed about Nixon’s presidency. Take an inside look in this controversial figure’s presidency with Douglas Brinkley, John Dean, and Luke Nichter.


Get Out Of Town Before Bedtime

Location: The Sanctuary at First United Methodist Church (1201 Lavaca, enter from Lavaca St.)
Authors:
Bob Shea
Lane Smith

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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Fast Pass Session


Grandfather Gandhi

Location: Family Life Center (1300 Lavaca)
Authors:
Arun Gandhi
Bethany Hegedus
Moderator:
Carmen Oliver

Young Readers Nonfiction Memoir

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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson Arun Gandhi with Bethany Hegedus share a story of peace.


Annie and Kate

Location: Music Tent

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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM


YA and not so Y.A.

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.012
Authors:
Claudia Gray
Melissa de la Cruz
Moderator:
Jennifer Dodgson

Young Adult

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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Claudia Gray and Melissa de la Cruz discuss their latest books, beloved by Young Adults of all ages.


If You Can Stand the Heat

Location: Capitol Extension Room E1.026
Authors:
Mary Pauline Lowry
Kathy Page
Moderator:
Gemma Ainslie

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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

What’s a good story without a little danger? The most striking and revealing character transformations come from the most harrowing situations, and authors know that only by pushing their characters to their limits can they grow into the people they need to be. Join Mary Pauline Lowry and Kathy Page as they take their storytelling as far as they can go.


Truly Texas Mexican

Location: Central Market Cooking Tent
Authors:
Adán Medrano

Nonfiction Food/Cooking

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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Texas has a rich culinary tradition starting from the countless indigenous Native American tribes who once inhabited this land. Passing down their techniques and ingredients to what is now the Texas Mexican-American community, this cuisine has proven itself to be integral to the culture of the Mexican-Americans of Texas. Join Adan Medrano as he discusses the flavors and flair of Texas Mexican-American cuisine in his new cookbook.




Magician Ken Cummins

Location: Children's Entertainment Tent (on west Capitol driveway, near Colorado St.)

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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Austin Dog Alliance

Location: Children's Activity Tent (on Colorado St. between 12th & 13th)
Moderator:
Kendall Miller

Children Animals/Pets

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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Meet the Bow Wow Reading Dogs.


The Crusades of Cesar Chavez

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.028
Authors:
Miriam Pawel
Moderator:
Gregg Barrios

Nonfiction Biography

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10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Miriam Pawel discusses the flaws, triumphs, and hardships of iconoclast Cesar Chavez.


Pat Mora and Libby Martinez

Location: Children's Read Me a Story Tent (13th & Colorado streets)
Authors:
Pat Mora
Libby Martinez

Children

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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Pat Mora and Libby Martinez read selections from their book, I Pledge Allegiance. Introduction by the students of Marcia Molinar from UT Elementary.


A Lifetime of Achievements: Rolando Hinojosa

Location: Kirkus Reviews Tent
Authors:
Rolando Hinojosa-smith
Moderator:
Sergio Troncoso

Texas Novels Fiction Bilingual

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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Earlier this year Rolando Hinojosa received the Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Book Circle Critics, an award that is given annually to an individual that has made a significant and lasting contribution to American letters. Join Hinojosa as he reflects on a lifetime of work, and the first ever bilingual edition of the first novel in his classic Klail City Death Trip series, The Valley / Estampas del valle. Set alongside the Texas / Mexico border, The Valley / Estampas del valle is an exploration of life’s major events, from birth to death and has garnered comparisons to the work of William Faulkner and Gabriel Garcia Marquez.


Meet the Kirkus Prize Finalists

Location: Central Presbyterian Church
Moderator:
Clay Smith

Young Readers Nonfiction Fiction

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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

The Kirkus Prize is one of the richest literary awards in the world, with a prize of $50,000 bestowed annually to three authors, one in each of three categories: fiction, nonfiction, and young readers’ literature. It was created to celebrate the 81 years of discerning, thoughtful criticism Kirkus Reviews has contributed to both the publishing industry and readers at large. Books that earned the Kirkus Star with publication dates between November 1, 2013, and October 31, 2014, are automatically nominated for the 2014 Kirkus Prize, and the winners will be selected on October 23, 2014, by an esteemed panel composed of nationally respected writers and highly regarded booksellers, librarians and Kirkus critics. 

Meet Prize finalists Cece Bell, Jen Bryant, Jack Gantos, Armand Marie Leroi, Don Mitchell, Brian Morton and Kate Samworth and Prize judges Kate Christensen, Sloane Crosley, Linda Sue Park, and Marion Winik at this session.


All of the Feels

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.016
Authors:
Leslie Jamison
Jon Kolko
Moderator:
Jessica Grogan

Nonfiction Essays

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10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Leslie Jamison and Jon Kolko explain how empathy is our greatest tool in both business and life.

11:00 AM — 12:00 PM Saturday

11 AM Saturday


Aree Chung, Kung Fu Times Two

Location: Children's Read Me a Story Tent (13th & Colorado streets)
Authors:
Arree Chung

Children

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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Aree Chung reads selections from his book Ninja! and will be introduced by the 5th grade students from Zilker Elementary School.


Jefferson For the (All) Ages

Location: The Sanctuary at First United Methodist Church (1201 Lavaca, enter from Lavaca St.)
Authors:
Jon Meacham

History Nonfiction

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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Pulitzer-prize winning author Jon Meacham discusses his adult and children’s books about Thomas Jefferson in this session for the whole family.


Fire Shut Up in My Bones

Location: C-SPAN2/ Book TV Tent
Authors:
Charles Blow
Moderator:
Daniel Oppenheimer

Nonfiction Memoir

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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Charles Blow, a celebrated journalist, shares his experiences growing up in the 1970s as an impoverished, sexually conflicted African-American. In his memoir Fire Shut Up in My Bones, Blow explores his past as well as his encounters with abuse. Discover how Blow uses storytelling to come to terms with painful experiences.


Looks Can Be Deceiving

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.026
Authors:
Michelle Knudsen
Steve Brezenoff
Moderator:
Sean Petrie

Young Adult Fiction

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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

We all know to avoid the creepy lurking shadows and stick to the familiar. But in a day and age where we shape and edit our online identities (or even make them up entirely), judging by the look of things can be a detrimental flaw. Join Steve Brezenoff and Michelle Knudsen to learn how to judge friend (or more than friend) from foe and avoid (or embrace) all the tricky stuff in between.


The Homesick Texan

Location: Texas Tent
Authors:
Lisa Fain

Food/Cooking Nonfiction Texas

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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Fewer things in life bring more comfort than tasting a delicious meal that your mother used to make back at home. Lisa Fain, aka “The Homesick Texan,” brings this idea to the forefront in her new cookbook: The Homesick Texan’s Family Table. In it, Fain brings her favorite family recipes from Texas to your table through several mouthwatering recipes.


Drinks and a Movie

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.010
Authors:
Edward Hemingway
Mark Bailey
Anne Helen Petersen
Moderator:
Deborah Hamilton-Lynne

Nonfiction History

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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Anne Helen Petersen, Mark Bailey, and Edward Hemingway stir up and dish out some of Hollywood's greatest gossip.


Storybook Character Fashion Show

Location: Children's Activity Tent (on Colorado St. between 12th & 13th)

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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Come dressed as your favorite storybook character and walk the runway!


Surf Texas

Location: The Contemporary Austin--Jones Center (700 Congress)
Authors:
Kenny Braun

Nonfiction Texas

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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Native Texan, longtime surfer, and art photographer Kenny Braun celebrates the release of his new book Surf Texas. Surf Texas shines a light on a little known aspect of Texas culture through the use of beautiful black-and-white photographs of the people, places, and waves that make the Texas Gulf Coast a special place. Come on out and catch a wave.

 


Austin Lyric Opera

Location: Music Tent

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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Close to Midnight

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.014
Authors:
Mark Pryor
Jay Brandon
Meg Gardiner
Moderator:
Chris Mattix

Novels Fiction Crime/Mystery/Thriller

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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Thrillers boast some of the best plot twists, cliff-hangers, and spy gadgets in literature. From assassinations to international security, what's not to like about a little trickery and espionage? Join Mark Pryor, Meg Gardiner, and Jay Brandon as they discuss their tales of uncovering blood letters, preventing terrorist attacks, and even searching for a killer no one believes exists.


I Knew An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly

Location: Children's Entertainment Tent (on west Capitol driveway, near Colorado St.)

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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 

 

 


Vintage/Anchor Books Presents: Writers on Reading

Location: Capitol Auditorium Room E1.004
Authors:
Kevin Kwan
Maggie Shipstead
Moderator:
Kate Runde

Fiction

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11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

“Writers on Reading” is a special event presented by Vintage/Anchor Books annually. The event isn’t a regular reading; it's an intimate seminar for readers interested in the behind the scenes of being a writer. Maggie Shipstead and Kevin Kwan will talk about reading and writing, or more specifically what they personally read, how they decide what to read, and how they write. Special tote bags with complimentary advanced readers copies will be handed out. The session's moderator, Kate Runde, is the Director of Publicity at Vintage Books & Anchor Books.


The Corazon of San Antonio

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.028
Authors:
Rosemary Catacalos
Carmen Tafolla
Moderator:
Katherine D Oldmixon

Texas Poetry

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11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Certain locations often become memorialized through poetry. The culture, the geography, even the language of a place can leave an indelible mark on a poet that can inspire he or she to produce masterpieces. Rosemary Catacalos and Carmen Tafolla are two such poets who have chosen San Antonio as their muse. Join them as they discuss the inspirations behind their poems of place.


Rituals and Revivals: Religion in Literature

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.012
Authors:
Nan Cuba
Eric Charles May
Scott Cheshire
Moderator:
Dalia Azim

Fiction Novels

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11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Religion often goes hand in hand with identity. Much of how we perceive the world and how we relate to each other is shaped by what we believe of the supernatural. But how faithful can one be when one’s humanity obstructs his view of God? Scott Cheshire, Nan Cuba, and Eric Charles May explore the theme of religion in this discussion.


Shannon and Dean Hale, Kung Fu Times Two

Location: Children's Read Me a Story Tent (13th & Colorado streets)
Authors:
Dean Hale
Shannon Hale

Children

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11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Shannon and Dean Hale will read from their book The Princess in Black, introduced by the students of Lisa Brannan from Forest Creek Elementary School.


Rose Gold

Location: Central Presbyterian Church
Authors:
Walter Mosley
Moderator:
Richard Holland

Fiction Crime/Mystery/Thriller

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11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

The abduction of the daughter of a weapons magnate sets the LAPD on edge. Their only hope: private eye Easy Rawlins. Set in the height of the Vietnam War, Rose Gold will keep readers turning the page all night as they plow through this gripping adventure. Join author Walter Mosley as he takes you on a journey in his exciting new addition to the PI genre.

 

Fast Pass Session




Lidia Bastianich On Cooking

Location: House Chamber
Authors:
Lidia Bastianich
Moderator:
Marla Camp

Food/Cooking

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11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Regarded by many as the “First Lady of Italian Cuisine and Restaurants in the United States,” Lidia Bastianich is a beloved television and culinary star. Her new cookbook, Lidia’s Commonsense Italian Cooking, is a collection of 150 mouthwatering recipes, ranging from the kid-friendly Oregano Eggs to Chicken Breast with Orange and Gaeta Olives. Join Bastianich as she discusses recipes that she has learned from her mother and grandmother in what is sure to be an exciting and inspiring event.

 

Fast Pass Session


Soul Food

Location: Central Market Cooking Tent
Authors:
Adrian Miller

Nonfiction Food/Cooking

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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Nothing brings the family together more than food, and soul food is a culinary tradition designed to do just that. Adrian Miller explores how each staple of soul food cooking, from fried chicken to chitlins, found its way into the cuisine and how these foods relate to African-American culture. Join this cook as he takes you on a journey through the delightful tastes of soul food.


Constructing Racial Identity

Location: Kirkus Reviews Tent
Authors:
Jess Row
Tiphanie Yanique
Moderator:
Mary Helen Specht

Novels Historical Fiction Fiction

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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Racial makeup is an integral part of one’s identity, and all over the world, the differences between races has often been a point of conflict and oppression. But as the effects of globalization bring cultures around the world closer to each other, the space for racial conflict grows thin and unnecessary. However, this begs the question, what do we lose and what do we gain as we overlook racial differences more and more? Tiphanie Yanique and Jess Row converse about the construction of racial identity and how this identity evolves in a world that is growing smaller.


The Fiction of Unfamiliar Faces

Location: Capitol Extension Room E1.026
Authors:
Cristina Henriquez
Bret Anthony Johnston
Moderator:
Amanda Eyre Ward

Novels Fiction

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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

In our everyday life, it is easy to gloss over the more nuanced stories of individuals who are not a part of the mainstream. Though there are many stories such as this all over the world, they are not always heard. However, fiction allows a venue for these stories to present themselves in a timeless and universal way, one to which all readers can relate. Join Bret Anthony Johnston and Cristina Henríquez as they explore the ways in which fiction can shed light on those hidden in the dark.


Pioneering Women

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.016
Authors:
Debra Winegarten
Moderator:
Julie Shannon

Young Readers Nonfiction History Biography

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11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Debra Winegarten sheds light on the life of Oveta Culp Hobby, the Texan who not only became the first Army woman to earn the rank of colonel, but the second US woman appointed to a presidential Cabinet.

12:00 PM — 1:00 PM Saturday

12 PM Saturday


Mac Barnett

Location: Children's Read Me a Story Tent (13th & Colorado streets)
Authors:
Mac Barnett

Children

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12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Mac Barnett will read from his book Sam and Dave Dig a Hole, and will be introduced by the students of Stephanie Kaynes from Brushy Creek Elementary.


Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here

Location: C-SPAN2/ Book TV Tent
Authors:
Karima Bennoune
Moderator:
Ethan Wilensky-Lanford

Nonfiction

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12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Karima Bennoune, an international human rights lawyer and activist, drew on experience, fieldwork, and interviews with Muslim writers, activists, and educators (amongst others) to create a book where the untold stories of those that fight the rise of Islamic fundamentalism can find a voice. Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here is the product of over 300 interviews of citizens in over 30 countries. Join Bennoune as she shares the stories of those that risk their lives to combat the rise of fundamentalism in Muslim countries and communities.


International Mystery

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.010
Authors:
Kwei Quartey
Ed Lin
Moderator:
Molly Odintz

Travel Fiction Crime/Mystery/Thriller

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12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Ed Lin and Kwei Quartey lead us through two murder mysteries from Taipei to the Ghanaian shores.


Before Roses

Location: Texas Tent
Authors:
Leila Meacham

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12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

A son who loses his inheritance. The promise of westward expansion. The abolition of slavery. These are just some of the important historical issues tackled in Somerset, a new novel by Leila Meacham. Join her as she discusses the importance of historical fiction in spurring conversation about the darker sides of our nation's past.


#WeNeedDiverseBooks

Location: The Sanctuary at First United Methodist Church (1201 Lavaca, enter from Lavaca St.)
Authors:
Tim Tingle
Jacqueline Woodson
Andrea Davis Pinkney
Pat Mora
Diane Gonzales Bertrand
Moderator:
Don Tate

Young Readers Children

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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

In children's literature, representation of all races and ethnicities is vital so that any child can feel as if he or she has a voice. From Mexico to New York, these stories reach across boundaries to draw children into the world of reading. Join Diane Gonzales Bertrand, Pat Mora, Andrea Davis Pinkney, Tim Tingle and Jacqueline Woodson as they talk about why diversity is important in literature.

 

Fast Pass Session


Guys Read: True Stories

Location: Family Life Center (1300 Lavaca)
Authors:
Jon Scieszka
Nathan Hale
Moderator:
Vicky Smith

Young Readers Nonfiction

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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Jon Scieszka, creator of the Guys Read anthology series, with contributor Nathan Hale on the true stories in the fifth installment.


Lucas Miller, The Singing Zoologist

Location: Children's Entertainment Tent (on west Capitol driveway, near Colorado St.)

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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


Kalu James

Location: Music Tent

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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


Tomás Rivera Award

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.026
Authors:
Susan Goldman Rubin
Duncan Tonatiuh
Moderator:
Jesse Gainer

Children Biography

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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Celebrate the 19th Annual Tomás Rivera Award with this year’s winners.


Homegrown

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.014
Authors:
Forrest Gander
Rene Steinke
Joe Holley
Moderator:
Michael Schaub

Texas Politics History

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12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Texas has a lot of rich soil when it comes to storytelling. As Joe Holley romps through 1980s politics, Rene Steinke explores the intricacies of tight-knit Friendswood, TX, and Forrest Gander's characters embark on a road trip to Mexico, take a bite out of Texas fiction and explore its many flavors.


London Ladd

Location: Children's Read Me a Story Tent (13th & Colorado streets)
Authors:
London Ladd

Children

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12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

London Ladd will read from his book Under the Freedom Tree, and will be introduced by the students of Sissy Peters from Rawson Saunders Elementary school.


Ante Up

Location: Capitol Auditorium Room E1.004
Authors:
Molly Bloom
Colson Whitehead
Doug Swanson
Moderator:
Rob Spillman

Nonfiction Journalism

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12:30 PM - 1:15 PM

There is something incredibly exciting in leaving your fortunes up to Lady Luck. But, as passions run high, how far do people go to win big? When one thinks of gambling, one normally thinks of poker, a game that has become a fixture in the mythos of American money-making. Join Molly Bloom, Colson Whitehead, and Doug J. Swanson as they discuss the appeal of this high-stakes game.


Lawrence Wright

Location: Central Presbyterian Church
Authors:
Lawrence Wright
Moderator:
Greg Curtis

Nonfiction History

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12:30 PM - 1:15 PM

Pulitzer-prize winning Lawrence Wright on Carter, Begin, and Sadat, and the first peace treaty in the modern Middle East.

 

Fast Pass Session


Views of Texas

Location: The Contemporary Austin--Jones Center (700 Congress)
Authors:
J. Griffis Smith
Paul Chaplo
Moderator:
Stephanie Barko

Texas Art/Photography/Design

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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Normally, “home on the range” means big plains and bigger skies. The landscape of Texas has always excited the imagination of America, for here, the endless Texan vistas reflect the unfettered optimism of the American spirit. Join photographers Paul V. Chaplo and J. Griffis Smith as they share their new photography books and discuss the magic of Texan landscapes.


We Are Family (Whether We Like It Or Not)

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.012
Authors:
Carolyn Osborn
Lin Enger
Natalie Baszile
Moderator:
Chris Jones

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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

No family is perfect. Financial problems, the death of a loved one, relocation, divorce, infidelity, teenagers--every family has its own trials and tribulations to face as it tries to grow as a unit. Natalie Baszile, Lin Enger, and Carolyn Osborn examine the changing landscape of "the family" and how they illustrate families in literature.


Upbeats, Downbeats

Location: Kirkus Reviews Tent
Authors:
Marlon James
Ray Robertson
Moderator:
Lisa Lucas

Novels Music Crime/Mystery/Thriller

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12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Nothing incites passion more than the power of music. Music can bond, anger, excite, or sober, but when drugs and music mix, excitement is sure to follow. Marlon James and Ray Robertson share their stories of attempted assassination, unlikely friendships, smoking, and the restorative power of music.


Stories for a New World

Location: Capitol Extension Room E1.026
Authors:
Molly Antopol
Kseniya Melnik
Moderator:
Antonio Ruiz-Camacho

Short Stories Fiction

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12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

With the ever-increasing presence of technology and global politics, the potential for international connection and human understanding is becoming even more important. But, as the world moves toward a more global community, what happens to those idiosyncrasies that make a certain culture so unique? Join Kseniya Melnik and Molly Antopol as they discuss the meaning of cultural identity and Old World tradition and how those values transcend borders and influence modern-day society.


Mutual Appreciation Society

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.028
Authors:
Elizabeth McCracken
Eimear McBride
Moderator:
S. Kirk Walsh

Texas Short Stories Novels Fiction

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12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

Hear Elizabeth McCracken and Eimear McBride talk about their work, two of the most buzzed about books of 2014.

1:00 PM — 2:00 PM Saturday

1 PM Saturday


Bluebonnet Award

Location: Children's Read Me a Story Tent (13th & Colorado streets)

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1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Texas children introduce the 20 titles for the 2015-16 Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List.


Presidential Precedents

Location: C-SPAN2/ Book TV Tent
Authors:
Jonathan Darman
Chase Untermeyer
Moderator:
HW Brands

History Politics

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1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

After working as a Texas legislator, and then as executive assistant to the Vice President, Chase Untermeyer collects his journal entries and further annotations to write about his unique insight on the Reagan/Bush administration in When Things Went Right. In Landslide, Jonathan Darman examines the earlier LBJ/Reagan years--where opposites came together to change the country.


Martin Amis in conversation with Greg Cowles

Location: House Chamber
Authors:
Martin Amis
Moderator:
Greg Cowles

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1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Set within the confines of a German concentration camp in the midst of the second World War, Martin Amis explores love and the depths of the human soul in his powerful new novel. How does one view love in such a hateful place? Join Amis as he discusses these topics and what some critics have called "his best work in 25 years."

 

Fast Pass Session


Tainted Love

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.010
Authors:
Jean Hanff Korelitz
Bill Roorbach
Courtney Maum
Moderator:
Amanda Bullock

Novels Fiction

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1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

What can you do when the life you’ve built for yourself falls apart? As Jean Hanff Korelitz’s heroine’s life is shattered by a series of violence and terrible revelations in You Should Have Known, Bill Roorbach’s damaged and oddball characters reckon with emotional bonds in The Remedy for Love, and the protagonist of Courtney Maum’s I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You must fight to win back the love of his family. Together, these authors discuss the heartaches and revelations that come from having losing what you had.


Acting the Part

Location: Texas Tent
Authors:
Bill Wittliff
Moderator:
Charles Lohrmann

Texas Fiction American West

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1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Think Huckleberry Finn, except with cowboys. That’s what will come to mind when you read The Devil’s Backbone, a new western adventure by Bill Wittliff set in Texas. Come and watch as performers bring this riveting tale to life!


A Conversation on Creativity

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.016
Authors:
Joshua Wolf Shenk
Austin Kleon

Art/Photography/Design

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1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Austin Kleon and Joshua Wolf Shenk discuss the meaning of creativity and what it looks like in our day and age. These artists discuss how creativity and community can go hand in hand and the power of building relationships. Join these authors and learn how to take hold of your own creative ambitions while incorporating artistic techniques into everyday life.


Harvey "Tex Thomas" Young & The New Danglin' Wranglers

Location: Music Tent

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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


Kathi Appelt presents Mogie: The Heart of the House

Location: Children's Entertainment Tent (on west Capitol driveway, near Colorado St.)
Authors:
Marc Rosenthal
Kathi Appelt

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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Mogie the real life inspiration will be there! With introductions by the students of Tracy Grossfeld from Rawson Saunders Elementary School.


Roast

Location: Central Market Cooking Tent
Authors:
Michael Ruhlman

Nonfiction Food/Cooking

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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Michael Ruhlman’s most sage cooking advice springs from one of the most fundamental cooking techniques: roasting. Through rich, delicious recipes, Ruhlman takes cooks through the gamut of flavors in order to get the most out of roasting. So, come on down and add some spice to your life with this celebrated chef.


All Over the Alphabet

Location: Children's Activity Tent (on Colorado St. between 12th & 13th)

Children

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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Fun with alphabet activities, crafts, and stories with Rawson Saunders teachers.


Sa-Wooon

Location: Family Life Center (1300 Lavaca)
Authors:
Rebecca Serle
Stephanie Perkins
Jennifer E. Smith
Moderator:
Sarah Pitre

Young Adult

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1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Every reader has their literary crush; admit it, even you. These authors are the experts on creating those seemingly perfect characters that make readers swoon, and now are sharing their insights into the field of romance. Join Stephanie Perkins, Rebecca Serle, and Jennifer E. Smith and hear what they have to say on everything from the first butterflies to happily ever after.


Death of a King

Location: The Sanctuary at First United Methodist Church (1201 Lavaca, enter from Lavaca St.)
Authors:
Tavis Smiley

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1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Tavis Smiley talks about The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Final Year.

 

Fast Pass Session


Do You Believe in Magic?

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.026
Authors:
Natalie Lloyd
Annie Barrows
Nikki Loftin
Moderator:
Jo Whittemore

Young Readers Texas Middle Grade Fiction

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1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Abracadabra! Natalie Lloyd, Nikki Loftin, and Annie Barrows discuss their magical tales.


Monica Brown

Location: Children's Read Me a Story Tent (13th & Colorado streets)
Authors:
Monica Brown

Children

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1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Monica Brown will read from her book Conoces a Pablo Picasso, and will be introduced by the 5th grade students of Joslin Elementary.


Get a Clue

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.014
Authors:
Timothy Hallinan
Minerva Koenig
Deborah Crombie
Moderator:
Kathy Waller

Novels Fiction Crime/Mystery/Thriller

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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Whodunit? That's the burning question behind every mystery. From the Zodiac Killer to Colonel Mustard in the foyer with a spatula, readers never want to leave any case unsolved. Murder, lust, greed--Deborah Crombie, Timothy Hallinan, and Minerva Koenig cover it all as they discuss how they entice readers into the scintillating world of mysteries.


The Stuff of Stars

Location: Central Presbyterian Church
Authors:
Jeff VanderMeer
Ofir Touche Gafla
Moderator:
Lincoln Michel

Science Fiction

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1:45 PM - 2:30 PM

Science fiction has often been a genre used by writers to celebrate the possibilities of the imagination and to critique the world of the present. From robots to black holes to even Frankenstein, sci-fi authors focus our attention outward to the stars in order to reveal the inward aspects of humanity. Ofir Touché Gafla and Jeff VanderMeer discuss how they use science fiction to take readers through their universes.


A Conversation on Poetry

Location: Capitol Auditorium Room E1.004
Authors:
Dean Young
Moderator:
Rob Casper

Poetry

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1:45 PM - 2:30 PM

Poetry seems to have lost its significance in our modern world filled with seemingly endless distractions. So what can be done to bring poetry back to the public? Texas Poet Laureate Dean Young in conversation with Rob Casper, the Head of the Poetry and Literature Center at the Library of Congress, will discuss the value of poetry and the ways in which we can bring poetry back into the limelight.


Crime Noir

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.012
Authors:
Harry Hunsicker
Rod Davis
Moderator:
Molly Odintz

Novels Fiction Crime/Mystery/Thriller

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1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

Authors Rod Davis and Harry Hunsicker explore about the South’s gritty side in this discussion about their newest thrillers.


B&N Discover Great New Writers

Location: Kirkus Reviews Tent
Authors:
Mira Jacob
Malcolm Brooks
Vanessa Manko
Moderator:
Miwa Messer

Fiction Novels

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1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

Everybody loves the classics, but the great thing about literature is that new authors are constantly spicing up the scene with their fresh perspectives. So, why not encourage this new talent by checking out their work? Barnes and Noble presents debut authors Malcolm Brooks, Mira Jacob, and Vanessa Manko as they take you on a tour of their new novels.

2:00 PM — 3:00 PM Saturday

2 PM Saturday


Tad Carpenter

Location: Children's Read Me a Story Tent (13th & Colorado streets)
Authors:
Tad Carpenter

Children

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2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Tad Carpenter reads from his book Ninja, Ninja, Never Stop, with introductions by the students of Mitzi Welfel from Weinert Elementary.


Tattoo Tales

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.016
Authors:
Wendy MacNaughton
Isaac Fitzgerald
Moderator:
Rachel Fershleiser

Nonfiction Art/Photography/Design

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2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Isaac Fitzgerald, editor of BuzzFeed Books, and illustrator Wendy MacNaughton tell stories--just as tattoos do. What started out as a Tumblr side-project developed into an insightful book that features individuals, their motivation to get inked, and the meaning behind each tattoo. Join Fitzgerald and MacNaughton as they share tattoo tales--stories of art, survival, and identity--that go beyond the ink.


Law of the Jungle

Location: C-SPAN2/ Book TV Tent
Authors:
Paul Barrett
Moderator:
Tim Herman

Politics Nonfiction Memoir

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2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Harvard-educated lawyer Steven Donziger spent twenty years fighting against Big Oil on behalf of Ecuadorian farmers and indigenous tribes. At the end of litigation, something amazing happened: he won. The $19 billion awarded was the largest environmental payout in history, but the story didn't end there. Paul M. Barrett covers the years of litigation, the victory, and the unfortunate aftermath.


A Texas Tragedy

Location: Texas Tent
Authors:
Elizabeth Crook
Moderator:
Pam Colloff

History Historical Fiction Fiction Novels Texas

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2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

In 1966, a shooter opened fire from atop the Main Tower on the University of Texas campus, ostensibly starting an unfortunate trend of school shootings on American campuses. These tragedies often have the most impact on those who are directly affected, and the wounds sustained from the line of fire can last for years afterward. Come and listen to Elizabeth Crook as she revisits this tragedy in her new novel, Monday, Monday.


Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.010
Authors:
Murray Farish
Luke B. Goebel
Jenny Offill
Moderator:
Callie Collins

Short Stories Fiction

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2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Inappropriate, wild, and/or unforgivable behavior dominates the stories in Murray Farish, Luke B. Goebel, and Jenny Offill’s works.


Boitumelo: Songs and Stories of South Africa: Presented by Rochelle Rabouin.

Location: Children's Entertainment Tent (on west Capitol driveway, near Colorado St.)

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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

 


Memories From a Hill Country Garden

Location: The Contemporary Austin--Jones Center (700 Congress)
Authors:
Jim Truchard
Moderator:
Scooter Cheatham

Texas Home & Garden Coffee Table Books

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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Lifelong Texan Jim Truchard has had decades of experience not only as the CEO of National Instruments, but also in his own backyard garden. Truchard’s new book Memories From a Hill Country Garden showcases plants and stone features that can create a year-round charm and diverse habitat for Texas wildlife. The combination of personal anecdotes and scientific data make this session perfect for those curious about life in the Hill Country landscape.


TLA Presents 2x the Fun

Location: Children's Activity Tent (on Colorado St. between 12th & 13th)

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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Learn how to expand your child's reading experiences with fun activities you can both share after reading award-winning Texas 2x2 books!


Home Sweet Texas

Location: Capitol Extension Room E1.026
Authors:
Bill Cotter
Cynthia Bond
Moderator:
Becka Oliver

Texas Novels Fiction

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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Small-town runaways trying to “make it” in the Big Apple only to return home in the pursuit of closure--it’s a story arc that has enchanted us for decades. What is it about the big city that makes us so optimistic about the future? And what is it about home on the range that makes it so hard to escape from one’s past? Join Cynthia Bond and Bill Cotter as they discuss their protagonists’ journey from the concrete jungles of New York to the big skies of Texas.


Shelley King

Location: Music Tent

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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM


The Kids Are All Right

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.028
Authors:
Porochista Khakpour
Marie-Helene Bertino
Moderator:
Manuel Gonzales

Novels

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2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Coming-of-age tales ignite the passion in everyone. No matter what the story, any reader will remember the struggles and triumphs of their formative years. From natural disasters to acne, the period in which we learn the most about the world (the good and the bad) is in our youth. Join Porochista Khakpour and Marie-Helene Bertino as they examine the special role of coming-of-age stories in novels and literature.


Andrea Beaty

Location: Children's Read Me a Story Tent (13th & Colorado streets)
Authors:
Andrea Beaty

Young Readers Fiction Children

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2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Andrea Beaty will read from her book Happy Birthday, Madame Chapeau, and will be introduced by the students of Brennan Cruser from Casis Elementary School.


TEXAS WRITER AWARD: Sarah Bird

Location: House Chamber
Authors:
Sarah Bird

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2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

In her most ambitious, moving, and provocative novel to date, Sarah Bird makes a stunning departure. Above the East China Sea tells the entwined stories of two teenaged girls, an American and an Okinawan, whose lives are connected across seventy years by the shared experience of profound loss, the enduring strength of an ancient culture, and the redeeming power of family love.

 

Fast Pass Session


Valerie Plame Wilson on Vanessa Pierson

Location: The Sanctuary at First United Methodist Church (1201 Lavaca, enter from Lavaca St.)
Authors:
Valerie Plame Wilson
Moderator:
Philip Bobbitt

Crime/Mystery/Thriller Fiction Novels

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2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

Following the release of her 2007 memoir, Fair Game, Valerie Plame Wilson became America's most famous ex-CIA agent. The one time CIA operative, turned novelist, will be discussing the latest edition in her Vanessa Pierson series of spy novels, Burned. Unlike most standard thrillers, Burned is ripe with insider details of the modern day spy world, written by an author with her own first-hand intelligence expertise.

 

Fast Pass Session


The Hip Girl's Guide to the Kitchen

Location: Central Market Cooking Tent
Authors:
Kate Payne

Nonfiction Food/Cooking

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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Tired of wanting to eat well, but not having the money to do it? Or do you just not know how to cook? Kate Payne will show you the ropes with recipes from her new book, The Hip Girl’s Guide to the Kitchen. Come and see how this expert creates delicious meals without breaking the bank.


Adventure is Out There

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.026
Authors:
Michael Fry
P. J. Hoover
S.S. Taylor
Moderator:
Tim Crow

Young Readers Fiction

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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Whether at your door or worlds away, there is an adventure that awaits you. This is what authors Michael Fry, P.J. Hoover, and S.S. Taylor have come to share. These authors are experts on what makes a good expedition and how you can become the next great adventurer.


Poetry for You

Location: Family Life Center (1300 Lavaca)
Authors:
Jacqueline Woodson
Isabel Quintero
K. A. Holt

Young Adult Poetry Fiction

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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Jacqueline Woodson, K.A. Holt, and Isabel Quintero talk about ways in which poetry can help you express yourself.


Frank Einstein

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.014
Authors:
Jon Scieszka

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2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

In Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor, Frank Einstein seeks to find out how the world works. In doing so, he creates some pretty unusual contraptions. Part imagination, part real science, Jon Scieszka has envisioned a fun and educational world for the middle-grade audience. 


War Zones

Location: Central Presbyterian Church
Authors:
Michael Pitre
Helen Thorpe
Moderator:
Eric Liebetrau

Nonfiction Memoir Fiction Biography

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2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

"War is hell," so it is said, and literature allows readers to experience the dangers and horrors of war through the lens of someone else. Fact or fiction, stories of war carry with them the very best and worst of humanity: from witnessing the unexpected death of a friend to saving an entire town from a hidden bomb. Helen Thorpe and Michael Pitre share how they convey tales of war, terror, survival, and hope.

3:00 PM — 4:00 PM Saturday

3 PM Saturday


Keith Graves

Location: Children's Read Me a Story Tent (13th & Colorado streets)
Authors:
Keith Graves

Children

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3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Keith Graves will read from his book The Monsterator, with introductions by the students of Stacey Ross from Casis Elementary School.


Rebel Yell

Location: Texas Tent
Authors:
S.C. Gwynne
Moderator:
Brian Sweany

Nonfiction History Biography

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3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

The award-winning author of Empire of the Summer Moon, S.C. Gwynne, is back with the real story of Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson.


Political Order and Political Decay

Location: C-SPAN2/ Book TV Tent
Authors:
Francis Fukuyama
Moderator:
Khotan Harmon

Politics Nonfiction

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3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

In Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy, Francis Fukuyama questions how societies develop political institutions, examines the dysfunction of modern American politics, and predicts the future of democracy in the West. Discover how Fukuyama traces political history from the French Revolution to the Arab Spring and explores the effects of corruption and colonialism to make these conclusions. Join Fukuyama in his discussion of this new book to create a deeper understanding of past, present, and (possibly) future politics.


James Ellroy

Location: Capitol Auditorium Room E1.004
Authors:
James Ellroy
Moderator:
Andy Langer

Fiction Crime/Mystery/Thriller

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3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Author of The L.A. Quartet, an acclaimed series of crime fiction novels, which include The Black Dahlia and L.A. Confidential (both of which were adapted into major motion pictures), James Ellroy is one of America’s most foremost crime fiction writers. His latest novel, Perfidia, finds Ellroy returning to characters from the L.A. Quartet, this time in the midst of Los Angeles at the beginning of World War II. And while the setting might seem familiar, it is World War II as we have not seen before and a Los Angeles as Ellroy has never written before. Here, a great crime gives way to a great novel.

 

Fast Pass Session


Aftermath and Armageddon

Location: Kirkus Reviews Tent
Authors:
Emily St. John Mandel
Edan Lepucki
Moderator:
Jill Meyers

Novels Fiction

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3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Post-apocalyptic stories have come into the limelight recently, but tales of the end have been around for centuries. There is something terrifying, but also fascinating about contemplating the end of humanity, and these stories have been our way of exploring the ways in which mankind will cope, survive, and rebuild after civilization has ended. Join Emily St. John Mandel and Edan Lepucki as they discuss the apocalyptic appeal of their new novels.


Official 2014 Festival Poster Artist Session

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.016
Authors:
Dan Winters
Moderator:
DJ Stout

Art/Photography/Design

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3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Festival Poster Artist Dan Winters discusses the 2014 TBF poster image along with his personal philosophy to photography.


Jesse Sublett

Location: Music Tent

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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Joaquin Hancock and the Hancock Family Band with Chataqua

Location: Children's Entertainment Tent (on west Capitol driveway, near Colorado St.)

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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM


A Poetic Reworking of History

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.012
Authors:
Jericho Brown
Tess Taylor
Moderator:
Sasha West

Poetry History

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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Poets Jericho Brown and Tess Taylor discuss how events and records inspired their latest collections.


Autobiographical Fiction

Location: Capitol Extension Room E1.026
Authors:
Merritt Tierce
Lola Lafon
Sergio Troncoso
Moderator:
Donna Johnson

Novels Fiction

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3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

It's not always easy to tell the truth, and writers must often twist reality a little bit in order to tell their version of events. But does this subjectivity mean that what is written isn't true? Join Lola Lafon, Merritt Tierce, and Sergio Troncoso as they discuss the ways in which we can rediscover our past experiences through writing.


Lorisse's Dog Training

Location: Children's Read Me a Story Tent (13th & Colorado streets)
Authors:
Teresa C. Brod
Moderator:
Bethany Hegedus

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3:30 PM - 4:00 PM


Authentic Texas

Location: The Contemporary Austin--Jones Center (700 Congress)
Authors:
Marcia Hatfield Daudistel
Bill Wright
Moderator:
Rebecca Markovits

Texas Nonfiction Art/Photography/Design

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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

The “wild, wild, West” is largely nonexistent now, but there is one place in the American Southwest that still remains just as wild and untamed as it was when it was first found: West Texas. Many of the people who live in West Texas must live cooperatively with the elements, off the grid, so life can often be difficult for these citizens; but that doesn’t stop them from staying true to traditional virtues like friendliness or persistence. Marcia Hatfield Daudistel and Bill Wright sit down and talk about their experience interviewing the Texans who choose to live in this wild West.


Fantasy, Folklore, and Backwoods Mysticism

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.028
Authors:
Tim Tingle
Josh Weil
Ire'ne Lara Silva
Moderator:
Alyssa Harad

Novels Fiction

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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

There is a long tradition of writers using the supernatural to explain or make sense of the natural world around them. From a child’s bedroom to an alternative vision of present-day Russia to pre-statehood Oklahoma. Josh Weil, Tim Tingle, and Ire'ne Lara Silva explore human relationships through the use of regional folklore and mystical elements.


Colorful Chaos: The Future of Mexico City

Location: The Sanctuary at First United Methodist Church (1201 Lavaca, enter from Lavaca St.)
Authors:
Valeria Luiselli
Francisco Goldman
Moderator:
Willing Davidson

Fiction Novels

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3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Mexico City is the hub for for culture, politics, and education in Mexico. But in the face of drug trafficking, pollution, and rampant crime, this defiant metropolis still struggles to hang on to its vivacious nature and colorful traditions. Authors Francisco Goldman and Valeria Luiselli talk about their roots, their perspectives, and the insecure future of this dynamic city.


Eyes on the Prize

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.026
Authors:
Deborah Wiles
Duncan Tonatiuh
London Ladd
Moderator:
Sharon O'Neal

Young Readers History Children

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3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

It’s common knowledge that the discussion of civil rights and racial equality is far from over. In this new age of progressive reform, it has become more important than ever to educate younger generations about the importance of tolerance and acceptance. Join London Ladd, Duncan Tonatiuh, and Deborah Wiles as they discuss the past, present, and future of racially-conscious literature for children and young adults.

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM Saturday

4 PM Saturday


John Rocco

Location: Children's Read Me a Story Tent (13th & Colorado streets)
Authors:
John Rocco

Children

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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

John Rocco will read from his book Blizzard, with introductions by the students of Tammy Kiara from Blanton Elementary School.


WordArt

Location: Kirkus Reviews Tent
Authors:
Nicole Callihan
Matthea Harvey
Moderator:
Jennifer Acker

Poetry

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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Poets have a knack for creating brilliant images by using only words. But when visual art is added to the mix, these poets elevate their work from beautiful to something truly magical. Join Matthea Harvey and Nicole Callihan as they discuss how they ignite the imagination through the combination of image and word.


Entertaining with Camille Styles

Location: Texas Tent
Authors:
Camille Styles
Moderator:
Kathy Blackwell

Nonfiction Home & Garden

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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Want to impress your guests at your next get-together? Looking for new ways to dazzle while entertaining? Look no further as Austin-based event designer and blogger Camille Styles guides you on your journey to leave an unforgettable impression at your events.

 


Youth Fiction Contest Awards

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.014

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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Recipients of TBF's Youth Fiction Contest Award discuss entries on topic "The People Our Parents Warned Us About."


Let's Play Ball

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.010
Authors:
Josh Ostergaard
Moderator:
Mike Henjy

History Nonfiction

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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

In Josh Ostergaard's debut, baseball is much more than America's pastime, it symbolizes every faction of our national ideology.


PRO

Location: C-SPAN2/ Book TV Tent
Authors:
Katha Pollitt
Moderator:
Elissa Schappell

+ My Schedule

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Forty years after the Roe v. Wade ruling, abortion proves to be as controversial as ever. Katha Pollitt, a feminist and journalist, champions abortion as a moral right and social good. Delve into a conversation that addresses politics, social issues, and women’s rights.


Joyce Carol Oates

Location: House Chamber
Authors:
Joyce Carol Oates
Moderator:
Deb Olin Unferth

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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Joyce Carol Oates has received a National Book Award, two O. Henry Awards, and the National Humanities Medal and is a three-time Pulitzer Prize finalist. She has written a number of novels, short story collections, poetry, plays, essays, and criticism. Joyce Carol Oates will discuss her latest collection of stories Lovely, Dark, Deep with writer Deb Olin Unferth.

 

Fast Pass Session


Here Comes the Boom

Location: Central Presbyterian Church
Authors:
Russell Gold
Robert Bryce
Moderator:
Michael Webber

Journalism Nature/Environment Nonfiction

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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Where will our energy come from? As populations continue to grow, this question has become more pressing, and contentious. Ignoring agendas, doomsday rhetoric, and preconceived notions, authors Russell Gold and Robert Bryce set out to discover the truth behind how new technologies have and will continue to impact the way we obtain and use energy.


Who Do

Location: Music Tent

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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Knights of Steel: Presented by McCallum High School

Location: Children's Entertainment Tent (on west Capitol driveway, near Colorado St.)

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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Intergalatic Nemesis

Location: Capitol Auditorium Room E1.004
Authors:
Jason Neulander

Fiction Comics/Graphic Novels

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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Spies? Space? Spectacle? If you like one or more of those things, then you will love Intergalactic Nemesis. Sit back, relax, and blast off across the universe in this unique stage production of this comic adventure. Join artists Jason Neulander and Buzz Moran as they present their so-called live-action graphic novel. Funny and fantastic, it’s sure to be out of this world.


The Texas Food Bible

Location: Central Market Cooking Tent
Authors:
Dean Fearing

Nonfiction Food/Cooking

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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Texans know how to cook. There is nothing more comforting than a good ol’, home-cooked Texan meal for dinner. So, why not learn how to cook from the best of them? Dean Fearing demonstrates some Texan flavor with recipes from his new book, The Texas Food Bible.


Telling the Texas Story: Truth and Fiction in Lone Star History

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.016
Authors:
Broadus Spivey
Jesse Sublett
Carmen Boullosa
Cynthia Leal Massey
Moderator:
WK Stratton

Texas History

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4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Texas is a complicated, vast state, join a discussion on how to talk about Texas.

 


Cel-Shaded Catastrophe

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.012
Authors:
John Woods
Brock Clarke
Moderator:
Ian Varley

Politics Humor/Satire Fiction Crime/Mystery/Thriller

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4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Brock Clarke and John Dermot Woods bring animated whimsy to serious situations.


Diane Gonzales Bertrand and Thelma Muraida

Location: Children's Read Me a Story Tent (13th & Colorado streets)
Authors:
Thelma Muraida
Diane Gonzales Bertrand

Children

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4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Diane Gonzales Bertrand will read from her book Cecilia and Miguel are Best Friends/Cecilia y Miguel son mejores amigos, and the illustrator, Thelma Muraida will also be in attendance. Students of Martha LeBlanc from Blazier Elementary School will introduce the pair.