2023 Full Author Lineup Announced!


Texas Book Festival is honored to share the 2023 lineup of more than 300 distinguished and award-winning national and Texas authors including such names as TBF Texas Writer Award recipient Elizabeth Crook, Top Chef competitor and once personal chef to Oprah Winfrey Kenny Gilbert, 2023 National Humanities Medal winner and Time magazine editor Walter Isaacson, Pen/Faulkner award winner Ann Patchett, NYT bestselling author and Oprah Book Club Pick Abraham Verghese, and many more. In addition to free programming, the Festival will also feature three ticketed sessions with NYT bestselling author, entrepreneur, and political leader Stacey Abrams, Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Cunningham, and NYT bestselling author Roxane Gay.

Texas Book Festival proudly offers programming for all ages, with the full lineup including celebrated authors from the fiction, nonfiction, cookbook, poetry, young adult, and children’s genres. The author lineup filtering options on the next page make it easy to find authors. Programming and Festival schedule information will be available in October.

Attend the Festival

The 28th Annual Texas Book Festival returns November 11–12 in and around the Texas State Capitol, along Austin’s iconic Congress Avenue, and in select venues nearby. The Festival remains free and open to all thanks to contributions from generous sponsors, volunteers, and supporters like you. Thank you.

  • Families enjoy some fun activities with Marcelo Verdad in the Children's Tent


Ticketed Sessions

Texas Book Festival is hosting ticketed sessions for Stacey Abrams, Michael Cunningham, and Roxane Gay during Festival weekend. Tickets include admission to the session, a copy of the author’s book, and a nominal service charge. Ticket pricing and sales links are available here.



Book Sales

We are proud to partner with the largest independent bookstore in Texas, BookPeople, as our official Festival bookseller. Purchases made at the BookPeople sales tents at the Festival or from the TBF Online Bookstore support TBF’s mission to keep the Festival free and open for all and make year-round literacy programs possible. Thank you for your support.


Festival Friends

Festival friends receive admission to select Festival sessions and signing lines. This does not include admission to ticketed sessions. Learn more about how to become a Festival Friend here.