2021 Updates to Schedule

All updates to the 2021 Texas Book Festival Schedule and Author Lineup will be recorded here. The most accurate and up-to-date schedule is always our online schedule.

New Additions to the Lineup

Jacqueline Alcántara (illustrator, Your Mama)
Carole Boston Weatherford (author, Unspeakable)
Brian Broome (author, Punch Me Up to the Gods)
Wai Chim (author, The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling)
Dara Horn (author, People Love Dead Jews)
Mariana Enriquez (author, The Dangers of Smoking in Bed)
Sharon G. Flake (author, The Life I’m In)
Nikki Grimes (author, Legacy)
Jocelyn Nicole Johnson (author, My Monticello)
David Lake
Diana López
Megan McDowell (translator, The Dangers of Smoking in Bed)
Tiya Miles (author, All That She Carried)
NoNieqa Ramos (author, Your Mama)
Katherine E. Standefer (author, Lightning Flowers)

Author Cancelations

Nathan Harris
Ted Flato
Oliver Jeffers
Courtney Maum
Leonard Moore
Miguel Rivera

Programming Changes

Time change: The session “Cook Once Dinner Fix: A Cooking Demonstration with San Antonio’s Cassy Joy Garcia” has been moved from Tuesday 10/26 at 2:00 p.m. to Wednesday 10/27 at 2:00 p.m. The session will also be available for rewatch for a limited time after premiere.

Panel speakers change: Miguel Rivera and Ted Flato will no longer be joining the “Architecture, Art, and Texas” panel on Thursday 10/28 at 12:45 p.m. New addition to the lineup David Lake of Lake | Flato will be joining, however.

New session: The session “Meet the 2021 Kirkus Prize Finalists” will take place on Saturday 10/30 at 7:00 p.m. CT.