2018 Festival Highlights

Thanks to all of the great media outlets who covered this year’s Texas Book Festival! There are many stories out there. Here are a few highlights:

Is it crazy to look for solace from the news at the Texas Book Festival? – Dallas News

“But many attendees this weekend expressed joy in being out, surrounded by tens of thousands of like-minded people, peacefully seeking answers, laughing and smiling together, reading to their small children, reminding one another that humans are not built to be cruel.”

Texas Book Festival 2018: Meet the Indie Next Authors. Faves R.O. Kwon, Tommy Orange, and Nicole Chung get personal – Austin Chronicle

“Who among us hasn’t wanted to sit at the cool kids’ table? Moderator and bookseller from Jersey City’s WORD Bookstore, Hannah Oliver Depp, acknowledged right off the bat that her seat next to novelists R.O. Kwon and Tommy Orange and memoirist Nicole Chung was a prime one: “Everyone I know is jealous of me right now.”

Women of the Texas Book Festival – Austin Woman Magazine

“Phoebe Robinson, Mimi Swartz, Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce discuss the upcoming Texas Book Festival.”

Sun, books and ideas fuel first day of Texas Book Festival – austin360

“The creative process is always a big part of the festival. In front of a packed room, cartoonist Jason Lutes discussed the influences on his graphic novel “Berlin,” a story of the Weimar Republic.”

Bestselling Authors Read and Sign Books at Reading Rock Stars Event – UT Division of Diversity and Community Engagement

“Diversity, inclusiveness and American history were the big themes of UT Elementary’s annual Reading Rock Stars event held last Friday, Oct. 26. The much-anticipated literary event, held on the eve of the annual Texas Book Festival, featured three popular children’s book authors: Nathan Hale, Vanessa Bradley Newton and Xavier Garza.”

Sun Shines on Texas Book Festival – Publishers Weekly

“Politics and political books drew some of the largest crowds. Cecile Richards, the daughter of the late Texas governor Ann Richards and former head of Planned Parenthood, opened the festival with an event to talk about her book Make Trouble (Gallery Books). “If you aren’t scaring yourself, you are not doing enough,” Richards told the crowd of more than 700 people.”


Want to see more of the 2018 Texas Book Festival?  Check out our Festival Weekend photo galleries!