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.

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.