2013 Festival Schedule



12:15 PM — 1:15 PM Sunday

12 PM Sunday


Laura Furman

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.016

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12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Furman’s short stories are compelling, exploring the complex relationships between mothers and daughters with both subtlety and depth.  Furman’s finely wrought details of family life slowly build into often heartbreaking revelations. Through such effective choices in perspective and narrative, Furman constructs a poignant and quietly devastating collection.

Moderator Gemma Marangoni Ainslie is a psychologist and psychoanalyst in private practice in Austin. She has researched and presented papers nationally and internationally on topics including dreams, poetry and psychoanalysis, gender development, and the mother-daughter relationship. She has attended the Texas Book Festival since its inception and moderated multiple times in recent years.