2019 Festival Friends Pass Authors

We’re excited to announce this year’s Festival Friends Pass authors! Friends Pass holders will enjoy priority seating and access to the signing lines for these authors. Want to become a Festival friend? There’s still time!

The Texas Book Festival brings culture, art, and literature to Texas for free thanks to generous donors. Become a 2019 Festival Friend by donating $100 or more and we’ll say thank you with a Festival Friends Pass. You’ll also know that you made a crucial difference in our communities by helping us keep arts and culture accessible for readers in Austin and across Texas.

The full Festival schedule, including timing and location details for these sessions, will be announced at the end of September.

Become a Festival Friend today!


The 2019 Festival Friends Pass authors are: 

Rick Atkinson
Jami Attenberg
Susan Choi
Douglas Brinkley
Steph Cha
Steve Harrigan
Attica Locke
William McRaven
Tim O’Brien
RJ Palacio
Aarón Sánchez
Alexander McCall Smith

Stay tuned for our schedule announcement the week of October 1!