The Texas Book Festival is delighted to share the 2023 Ticketed Sessions for literary superstars Michael Cunningham, Roxane Gay, and Stacey Abrams. Each session ticket includes a copy of the author’s featured Festival book, session admission, and access to the author’s signing line. Proceeds from book ticket sales support the annual Festival and our year-round programs.
MICHAEL CUNNINGHAM: Saturday, November 11 • Central Presbyterian Church • 4:15 p.m.
Michael Cunningham’s novels include A Home at the End of the World, Flesh and Blood, Specimen Days, By Nightfall, and The Snow Queen, as well as the collection A Wild Swan and Other Tales and the nonfiction book Land’s End: A Walk in Provincetown. He is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts grant, a Whiting Award, and a Guggenheim Fellowship, and his work has appeared in The New Yorker and The Best American Short Stories. The Hours was a New York Times bestseller and the winner of both the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Raised in Los Angeles, Cunningham lives in New York City and is a professor in the practice of creative writing at Yale University.
Ticket: $36 + fees | Includes one copy of Day, session admission, and access to the book signing line.
ROXANE GAY: Sunday, November 12 • Stateside Theater • 10:00 a.m.
Roxane Gay’s writing appears in Best American Mystery Stories 2014, Best American Short Stories 2012, Best Sex Writing 2012, Harper’s Bazaar, A Public Space, McSweeney’s, Tin House, Oxford American, American Short Fiction, Virginia Quarterly Review, and many others. She is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times. She is the author of the books Ayiti, An Untamed State, the New York Times bestselling Bad Feminist, the nationally bestselling Difficult Women, and the New York Times bestselling Hunger: A Memoir of My Body. She is also the author of World of Wakanda for Marvel.
Ticket: $36 + fees | Includes one copy of Opinions, session admission, and access to the book signing line.
STACEY ABRAMS: Sunday, November 12 • First Baptist Church • 2:30 p.m.
Stacey Abrams is an entrepreneur, political leader, and New York Times bestselling author of While Justice Sleeps. She served as Minority Leader in the Georgia House of Representatives, and she was the first Black woman to become a gubernatorial nominee for a major party in United States history. Abrams has launched multiple nonprofit organizations devoted to democracy protection, voting rights, and effective public policy. She has also co-founded successful companies, including a financial services firm, an energy and infrastructure consulting firm, and the media company, Sage Works Productions, Inc.
Ticket: $36 + fees | Includes one copy of Rogue Justice, session admission, and access to the book signing line.