2014 Festival Schedule



Enjoy the Festival! Sessions are free and open to the public; arrive early to ensure seating. In Fast Pass-designated venues, Fast Pass holders have priority seating.

At the Festival, please abide by the Capitol and House Chamber rules, critical for the TBF’s continued use:

  • No food and drink out
  • 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 Children’s Book Sales and Signing Tent (Colorado at 13th), Cookbooks in the Sales and Signing Tent next to the Central Market Cooking Tent (11th at Congress)

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11:00 AM — 12:00 PM Sunday

11 AM Sunday


The Boy Made of Lightning

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

Children

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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Barbara Renaud Gonzalez reads from The Boy Made of Lightning


TBF and AJBF Present Rebecca Alexander

Location: House Chamber
Authors:
Rebecca Alexander

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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

What would you do if you were told you would be blind and deaf by the age of 30? Rebecca Alexander had to face this news early in her life, and then, one day, a terrible fall left her physical body shattered. Broken and battered, she climbed her way out of the dark and now she is a competitive athlete with two masters' degrees. The Texas Book Festival in conjunction with the Austin Jewish Book Festival present Rebecca Alexander and her inspiring tale of bravery and endurance.


Craig Johnson in Conversation

Location: Texas Tent
Authors:
Craig Johnson

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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Long before he had a hit television show on A&E, Craig Johnson began writing short stories. These stories featured the earliest appearances by the sheriff that is now the star of A&E's highest rated scripted drama Longmire. Join Johnson as he discusses what it's like to see his creation on television, as well as the new release of Wait for Signs, a collection of short stories written over the last ten years.


The New Era of Interactive Fiction: Alternative Approaches to Storytelling

Location: Capitol Auditorium Room E1.004
Authors:
Doug Dorst
Michael McGriff
J. M. Tyree
Moderator:
Maris Kreizman

Art/Photography/Design Fiction Film

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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

In the world of fiction, authors are turning to new and alternative approaches to storytelling in order to create a thoroughly entertaining and interactive experience for readers. Join Doug Dorst, Michael McGriff, and J.M. Tyree for a discussion of how the new era of literature is blurring the lines between fiction, film, photography, and pop culture.


A Most Imperfect Union

Location: C-SPAN2/ Book TV Tent
Authors:
Ilan Stavans

History Nonfiction Politics

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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Did you know that Christopher Columbus was probably Jewish? Discover the facts and stories that are largely ignored in history books through Ilan Stavans' A Most Imperfect Union: A Contrarian History of the United States. This book rewrites America’s legacy from prehistory to post 9/11, providing insight into the lives and actions of individuals and marginalized groups who built modern America.


If You Liked That, Try This

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.010
Authors:
Bich Minh Nguyen
Porter Shreve
Moderator:
Margo Rabb

Fiction

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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Bich Minh Nguyen and Porter Shreve bring classic works back into the contemporary limelight.


Yucatán

Location: Central Market Cooking Tent
Authors:
David Sterling

Nonfiction Food/Cooking

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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Come see David Sterling demonstrate recipes from his book, Yucatán.


A Layered History

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.016
Authors:
C. M. Mayo
Mary Margaret McAllen

Politics Nonfiction History Regional

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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

C.M. Mayo and M.M. McAllen discuss a side of Mexico’s history that, until now, has gone largely unexamined.


Beginning, Middle, End: A Trio of Trilogies

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.026
Authors:
Adam Gidwitz
Edward Carey
Deron Hicks

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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

From getting the ball rolling, to keeping your readers interested, to the grand finale, these writers are all at different points in their trilogy-writing journey. With Edward Carey representing Book One, Deron R. Hicks as the voice for Book Two, and Adam Gidwitz giving the scenery from Book Three, come discover how travelling through a trilogy feels from the driver’s seat.


Cheaters! Liars! Scams!

Location: Kirkus Reviews Tent
Authors:
Jake Halpern
James Magnuson

Novels Nonfiction Humor/Satire Fiction

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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Deceit digs a hole for a man like nothing else. Yet those plotting the con leap into this hole without a thought to all they have to lose. Join James Magnuson and Jake Halpern for a discussion on the juicy details of the tools an imposter uses to accomplish his plot and what motives drive these misunderstood individuals.


Create a Calavera!

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

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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Get ready for Dia de los Muertos by coloring or crafting your own paper calavera.


Texas Homes

Location: The Contemporary Austin--Jones Center (700 Congress)
Authors:
Cyndy Severson

Nonfiction Home & Garden Travel

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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Explore 19 exquisite houses in Texas Hill Country.


Hand to Mouth Puppet Theatre

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

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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Three Heads are Better Than One: Miles Arceneaux

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.012
Authors:
Miles Arceneaux
John T. Davis

Fiction

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11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Set against the gritty backdrop of the Texas Gulf Coast, Miles Arceneaux’s thrillers are a combination of dark history and fast suspense. Bring your inner sleuth as the men behind the pen, John T. Davis, Brent Douglass, and James R. Dennis, uncover the mysteries of team writing and lead you into the murky waters of Arceneaux’s latest, Ransom Island.


Role Models

Location: Capitol Extension Room E1.026
Authors:
Lee Kravetz
David B. Feldman, PhD
Michael Sokolove

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11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

We all have role models. Whether you are young or old, there is always someone whose life will inspire your own and motivate you to better yourself. But these role models have had their struggles too, and only by rising above and beyond their problems have these extraordinary people proven themselves to be the guides and mentors of the public. Join authors Lee Kravetz, David B. Feldman, and Michael Sokolove as they explore the lives of these amazing people.


Penguin Party: Molly Idle

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

Animals/Pets Children Young Readers

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11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Molly Idle reads from her book, Flora and the Penguin


O. Henry Prize

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.014
Authors:
Michael Parker
Carolyn Osborn
Moderator:
Laura Furman

Short Stories

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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

A celebration of the O. Henry Prize Stories with Michael Parker and editor Laura Furman.

12:00 PM — 1:00 PM Sunday

12 PM Sunday


Penguin Party: Melissa Guion

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

Animals/Pets Children Young Readers

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12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Melissa Guion reads from her book, Baby Penguins Love Their Mama


How to Win Friends or Manipulate People

Location: C-SPAN2/ Book TV Tent
Authors:
Jeffrey Kluger
Christian Rudder

Nonfiction Psychology

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12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

To understand the world, we must first try to understand ourselves--how close do we flirt with narcissism, and what do we do when we are confronted with full-blown movie star narcissism? Jeffrey Kluger offers advice on how to navigate through that world in The Narcissist Next Door. Can our online presence give us a clue? Christian Rudder, who has examining the social effects of the Internet down to a science, can provide the answers in Dataclysm.


The Science of Booze

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.010
Authors:
Adam Rogers

Nonfiction Science

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12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Adam Rogers discusses why alcohol, molecularly, is a miracle.


The Tiarra Girls

Location: Music Tent

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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


The Biscuit Brothers

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

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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


KLRU/PBS

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

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12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Come join us for the Kids Transmedia Demonstration Station!


If Victorian Era had Reality TV

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.012
Authors:
Myra MacPherson
Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz

Nonfiction History

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12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Even long before The Bachelor, My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding, and Storage Wars touched our lives, humanity has been a drama machine. With Myra MacPherson and Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz on the case, let your guiltiest of pleasures get slapped by the 19th century. Scandal, intrigue, and top hats galore--you won't be able to look away.


Bird Hearts Hickey

Location: Texas Tent
Authors:
Dave Hickey
Moderator:
Sarah Bird

Texas Essays

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12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

In which Sarah Bird celebrates Dave Hickey, one of the most well-known American art and cultural critics.


Design Decisions: Children's Illustrators At Work

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.028
Authors:
Patrick McDonnell
Lane Smith
Tad Carpenter
Divya Srinivasan
Carolyn Dee Flores

Art/Photography/Design Children

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12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Join beloved children’s illustrators in a discussion about different mediums and methods.


The Producer

Location: House Chamber
Authors:
Norman Lear

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12:30 PM - 1:15 PM

Activist and American television producer for shows like All in the FamilySanford and SonThe Jeffersons and more joins us at the Texas Book Fest. Now in his 90s, Lear looks back at the shows, experiences, and people who have made him who he is today.


From Page-Turner to Player One

Location: Capitol Extension Room E1.026
Authors:
Maxwell Neely-Cohen

Fiction Technology/Internet

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12:30 PM - 1:15 PM

Experimenting with mediums, Maxwell Neely-Cohen shows and discusses the four video games based off his novel.


Harry J. Shafer

Location: The Contemporary Austin--Jones Center (700 Congress)
Authors:
Harry Shafer

Art/Photography/Design History Nonfiction Science Texas

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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Harry J. Shafer first published Painters in Prehistory in 1986. Now, some 28 years later, Shafer’s devotion to his work has produced an updated edition, full of revised and expanded research. Discover how Shafer and other scholars deepened our cultural understanding of rock art and the life of prehistoric Rio Grande canyon dwellers.


Mexico: The Cookbook

Location: Central Market Cooking Tent
Authors:
Margarita Carrillo Arronte

Nonfiction Food/Cooking

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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Come see Margarita Carrillo Arronte demonstrate recipes from her book, Mexico: The Cookbook.


Tragedy, Trauma, Transformation

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.014
Authors:
Lacy Johnson
Rita Zoey Chin
Jessica Lamb-Shapiro
Moderator:
Alex Layman

Animals/Pets Memoir Nonfiction

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12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

It’s often hard to confront the demons that plague you, but sometimes it’s harder to move on once they are gone. Reading of someone else’s struggles reminds readers that, in whatever challenge they are facing, they are not alone, and that though life may seem tough, it always get better. Rita Zoey Chin, Jessica Lamb-Shapiro, and Lacy M. Johnson talk about their growth from trauma to acceptance.

1:00 PM — 2:00 PM Sunday

1 PM Sunday


The Young Writers Award

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

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1:00 PM - 1:30 PM


Tour d'Afghanistan

Location: C-SPAN2/ Book TV Tent
Authors:
Shannon Galpin
Moderator:
Shawna Butler

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1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Ravaged by war and occupation, the women of Afghanistan are constantly under pressure from an oppressive patriarchal culture. But who would have thought that the act that would most inspire these women and girls to fight for their opportunities would be...riding bikes? That’s right, Shannon Galpin is travelling across Afghanistan, a country which bans women from riding bicycles, on her mountain bike in order to bring attention to the fight for equality. Join Shannon as she discusses her activism and her cause.


The Domino Effect

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.010
Authors:
Natalia Sylvester
DÉsirÉe Zamorano
Moderator:
Nora Comstock

Texas Fiction

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1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

On the surface, Natalia Sylvester and Désirée Zamorano’s stories are very different. While Sylvester’s Chasing the Sun follows a Peruvian family is thrown into turmoil when the family’s lynchpin is kidnapped by the cartel, Zamorano’s traces the slow erosion of a Latina family climbing the social ladder in Los Angeles, California. When tragedy strikes in both stories, the focus shifts to one important question: Just how far will one go to save their family?


Joe McDermott

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

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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


The Stapletones

Location: Music Tent

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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


COOL LIKE ME

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.016
Authors:
Antonio Sacre

Young Adult Nonfiction Memoir

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1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Award-winning storyteller Antonio Sacre shares heartwarming and hilarious stories from his Cuban-Irish-American background.


DAVID YOW

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.012
Authors:
David Yow
Moderator:
Joe Gross

Art/Photography/Design Animals/Pets

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1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

David Yow explains his newest collection of cat drawings and why cats are so hot right meow.


Chris Barton

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

Children Technology/Internet

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1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Chris Barton reads from Attack! Boss! Cheat Code! Introduction by students from Pleasant Hill Elementary


Library Incubator Project

Location: Capitol Auditorium Room E1.004
Authors:
Laura Damon-Moore
Erinn Batykefer

Nonfiction

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1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Erinn Batykefer and Laura Damon-Moore created "Library as Incubator Project" in order to advocate strong relationships between libraries and artists of all types. As an "incubator" for the arts, a library hosts not only writers and poets, but artists and performers as well! Through An Artist’s Library, discover what takes a library beyond a warehouse of books and into a thriving community center.


The Turtle of Oman

Location: Texas Tent
Authors:
Naomi Shihab Nye

Middle Grade Writer Fiction

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1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Poet, songwriter, and novelist Naomi Shihab Nye on her latest, a middle grade novel.


Capers, Cons, and Catastrophes

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.026
Authors:
Jennifer Ziegler
Greg Leitich Smith
Varian Johnson

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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Mischief seems to be around every corner when mayhem is in the picture. Sometimes a little chaos is needed when you’re trying to save your world from a con artist, aliens, or just a downright awful boy. Join authors Greg Leitich Smith, Varian Johnson, and Jennifer Ziegler as they discuss the ups and down of bringing the world sanity with some madness.


Unfinished Business

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.028
Authors:
Meg Wolitzer
Lindsey Lane
Adele Griffin

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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

“If I could do it all again, I would _____”. There is a point in every individuals life where things just end. Abruptly, unfairly, unknowingly, in any sort of way really, but they end. Leaving individuals with unfinished love, unfinished success, unfinished lives to cope and live with, imagining what they would do differently if they had the chance. Join authors Adele Griffin, Meg Wolitzer, and Lindsey Lane as they dive into the questions so many ask: How do we get answers and how can things be finished?

2:00 PM — 3:00 PM Sunday

2 PM Sunday


Ziggy Marley

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

Children Young Readers

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2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Ziggy Marley reads from his book I Love You Too.


Family Ties and Hidden Lives

Location: C-SPAN2/ Book TV Tent
Authors:
Maria Venegas
Chris Tomlinson
Moderator:
Paul Steckler

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2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Sometimes we think that our parents are crazy for some of the things they do. And then we hear stories about our grandparents and, suddenly, our parents don’t seem so bad. As our society transforms, it is individual families who are impacted the most, and, sometimes, digging into family history can reveal shocking stories which may make you think twice about your own origins. Join Maria Venegas and Chris Tomlinson as they come to terms with the darker sides of their family’s pasts.


Descent into the Depths

Location: House Chamber
Authors:
HÉctor Tobar
Neil Swidey
Moderator:
Ricardo Ainslie

Nonfiction

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2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

"Dirty jobs" doesn’t even begin to describe the harrowing occupations of mining and construction workers. These men and women must constantly risk their lives as they toil to complete the feats of engineering which will hopefully better the world. But when disaster strikes, the line between life and death becomes hair-thin. Award-winning journalists Neil Swidey and Héctor Tobar recount tales of survival and bravery in the face of disaster.


A Swatch of Time

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.010
Authors:
Walter R. Borneman
Stephen Sestanovich

Nonfiction History Politics

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2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Covering a wide span of American history is a difficult task, unless you’re Stephen Sestanovich or Walter R. Borneman.


Growing Up Fast

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.014
Authors:
Darcey Steinke
Justin Taylor
Bill Hillmann

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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Adolescence is hard. Teens struggle to find themselves among awkward first dates and acne. For some in this period of transition from childhood to adulthood, treachery awaits in the form of crime, drugs, and self-destructive promiscuity. Faced with impending adulthood, these young people must make critical life-altering decisions in the midst of some of the most harrowing and vulnerable years of their lives. Check out Bill Hillmann, Darcey Steinke, and Justin Taylor as they share their views on the adolescent experience.


Charlie Newton and Dan Rather

Location: The Contemporary Austin--Jones Center (700 Congress)
Authors:
Charlie Newton
Moderator:
Dan Rather

Art/Photography/Design

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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Photos of beloved and/or infamous with seemingly sewn-in epigraphs by Charlie Newton.


Getting The Band Back Together

Location: Music Tent
Authors:
John T. Davis

Journalism Music Nonfiction

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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

John T. Davis, author and music journalist, chronicles the beloved band The Flatlanders musical journey.


Jack Allen's Kitchen

Location: Central Market Cooking Tent
Authors:
Jack Gilmore

Nonfiction Food/Cooking

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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Eater Austin’s Meghan McCarron will introduce a demonstration of recipes from local chef Jack Gilmore new book, Jack Allen’s Kitchen.


Egg

Location: Kirkus Reviews Tent
Authors:
Michael Ruhlman
Moderator:
Addie Broyles

Food/Cooking

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2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

James Beard award-winning author Michael Ruhlman talks about the world’s most versatile ingredient.


Carolyn Dee Flores and René Saldaña, Jr.

Location: Children's Read Me a Story Tent (13th & Colorado streets)
Authors:
René Saldaña, Jr.
Carolyn Dee Flores

Young Readers Children Bilingual

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2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Carolyn Dee Flores and René Saldaña, Jr. read from their book Dale, dale, dale: Una fiesta de numero/ Hit It, Hit It, Hit It: A Fiesta of Numbers.


The Modern Myth

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.012
Authors:
Curtis Bauer
Carrie Fountain
Gwendolyn Zepeda

Home & Garden Nonfiction Parenting

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2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

Poets Curtis Bauer, Carrie Fountain and Gwendolyn Zepeda discuss the complexities of domesticity, parenthood, and finding meaning in a modern world.


On Duane Allman

Location: Capitol Extension Room E1.026
Authors:
Galadrielle Allman
Moderator:
Jim Caliguiri

Memoir Music Nonfiction

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2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

When guitar legend Duane Allman tragically passed away at the age of 25 in a motorcycle accident, his daughter was only 2 years old. In her memoir, Please Be With Me: A Song for my Father, Duane Allman, Galadrielle Allman recounts living in the twin shadows of celebrity and tragedy. Join Galadrielle as she explores the connections she’s felt with her father and his music, and learn about her journey to discover more.


The Michener Center Presents: Countryside Corruption

Location: Texas Tent
Authors:
Smith Henderson
Brian Hart
Moderator:
James Magnuson

Crime/Mystery/Thriller Fiction History

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2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

Rural life is often depicted as bucolic and pastoral, but country life is not always as it seems at first glance. In each of their novels, Brian Hart and Smith Henderson thrust their protagonists into the seedy worlds of greed, violence, and crime which surge beneath the surface of their rural towns. Join these authors in their exploration of the unseen drama of the countryside.


Tony DiTerlizzi

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.028
Authors:
Tony DiTerlizzi
Moderator:
Suzanne Wofford

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2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Tony DiTerlizzi is a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator and has been writing and creating books for over a decade. DiTerlizzi was given the opportunity of a lifetime in bringing to life legendary conceptual designer Ralph McQuarrie's illustrations of the iconic adventures of Luke Skywalker and that galaxy located so "far, far away." The classic good and evil tale explodes onto the page and into the hearts and mind of fans, both new and old.


Growing Pains

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.026
Authors:
Andrea Davis Pinkney
Varsha Bajaj
Mariko Tamaki

Fiction Young Readers

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2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

There are lots of ways to grow up, Markio Tamaki, Andrea Davis Pinkney, and Varsha Bajaj discuss how their characters find their way.

3:00 PM — 4:00 PM Sunday

3 PM Sunday


Divya Srinivasan

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

Animals/Pets Children Young Readers

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3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Divya Srinivasan reads from her book Little Owl's Day


That's Not the Guy

Location: C-SPAN2/ Book TV Tent
Authors:
James Liebman
Michael Morton

Nonfiction Politics

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3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

"Innocent until proven guilty" is the mantra when it comes to the American legal system. But why is is that sometimes the proof is kept hidden and innocence was never a factor? And how can indiviuals cope with having their freedom and livelihood stripped away for a crime they did not commit? Join James S. Liebman and Michael Morton as they discuss false accusations, life sentences, and executions.


The Daily Horrors

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.010
Authors:
Robert Jackson Bennett
Stephen Graham Jones
Moderator:
Richard Santos

Novels Fiction

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3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Not for the faint of heart! Stephen Graham Jones and Robert Jackson Bennett talk about what lurks in the shadows and after the lights go out.


The Peterson Brothers

Location: Music Tent

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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM


At-Risk Summer Movie

Location: Capitol Auditorium Room E1.004
Authors:
e.E. Charlton-Trujillo

Film

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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

A feature documentary about empowering youth on the fringe and conversations with some of the most prominent authors in children’s literature. Author/Filmmaker e.E. Charlton-Trujillo will present the movie with a Q&A following


Made By You!

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

Children

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3:15 PM - 3:45 PM

Come by to create your own Texas Book Festival souvenir.


n+1 Happiness

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.014

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3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

In their first anthology, n+1 explores the idea of happiness. Both a celebration of their 10th anniversary and a celebration of hilarious, cringe-worthy, and heart-lifting stories of happiness.


Broader Thoughts on Borders

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.016
Authors:
Sylvia Longmire

Politics Nonfiction

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3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

Sylvia Longmire discusses where we've succeeded, where we've failed, and where we're headed with U.S. border policies.


3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

One of this year's most talked about movies is Richard Linklater's 12-year masterpiece, Boyhood, an intimate look at a Texan boy’s growth from child to teenager to adult. Critics and fans ecstatically agree, there has been no other artistic feat like it in the world of cinema, and the Oscar buzz surrounding the film is already deafening. Come and join the artists behind this film Richard Linklater, Ellar Coltrane, Matt Lankes, and Cathleen Sutherland, as they discuss the creation of this epic through their new photography book. 


Texas On The Table

Location: Central Market Cooking Tent
Authors:
Terry Thompson-Anderson
Sandy Wilson

Nonfiction Food/Cooking

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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Come see Sandy Wilson and Terry Thompson-Anderson demonstrate recipes from their book, Texas on the Table.


Risky Business

Location: Kirkus Reviews Tent
Authors:
Patrick Hoffman
Jeff Abbott

Novels Fiction Crime/Mystery/Thriller

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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Who doesn’t like a good thriller? Thriller novels abound with vivid details of crime and suspense that will surely keep the pages turning day and night. Join Jeff Abbott and Patrick Hoffman as they discuss the fun and the frights of writing thrillers.


Reading Magnum

Location: The Contemporary Austin--Jones Center (700 Congress)
Authors:
Steven Hoelscher

Art/Photography/Design

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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

The Magnum Photos archive, housed at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin, features more than 200,000 photographs taken by some of the world’s greatest artists. For the first time, this collection has been syndicated into a comprehensive photo cooperative, Reading Magnum. This new book showcases artists’ aesthetic vision and political perspective, as the photographs depict war and conflict, cultural life, social relations, and globalization in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.


RWA: Love is in the Air

Location: Texas Tent
Authors:
Kerrelyn Sparks
Sherry Thomas
Cora Carmack

Fiction Erotica

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3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Three different romance writers talk about their latest work with Stephani Fry from the Romance Writers of America.

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM Sunday

4 PM Sunday


Riding the Rails That Created the Modern World

Location: C-SPAN2/ Book TV Tent
Authors:
Tom Zoellner
Moderator:
Brad Tyer

Nonfiction Travel

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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Discover the evolution of technological innovation behind trains and the sociological impact of railroad transit in Tom Zoellner’s new book Train: Riding the Rails That Created the Modern World--from the Trans-Siberian to the Southwest Chief. Learn about trains’ effect on the environment and mass transit in today's world. Zoellner not only tells the history of train travel, but makes a case for how it will impact the future as well.


Becoming Americans

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.010
Authors:
Gary Segura
Elizabeth Nunez
Matt Barreto
Moderator:
Ilan Stavans

Politics Nonfiction

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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Ilan Stavans moderates a discussion with Elizabeth Nunez, Matt Barreto, and Gary Segura about the contemporary American experience.


Bob Livingston

Location: Music Tent

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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM