Announcing our 2020 Author Lineup!

The 2020 Virtual Texas Book Festival will feature more than 125 authors, illustrators, poets, journalists, artists, and thought leaders across a diverse array of genres and topics, including Matthew McConaughey, David Chang, Kevin Kwan, Sigrid Nunez, Isabel Wilkerson, Julia Alvarez, Yaa GyasiErin Brockovich, Brit BennettJosé R. RalatMichael J. Sandel, Dean Koontz, Kathy ValentineIbi Zoboi, and more!

See the full lineup!

Texas Teen Book Festival

Elizabeth Acevedo and Nic Stone will be the keynote speakers for the 2020 Texas Teen Book Festival, taking place online on October 31 and November 1. The TTBF lineup also includes Tiffany D. Jackson, Candace Bushnell, Natalia Sylvester, Lilliam Rivera, Yamile Saied Méndez, Rory Power, Francisco X. Stork, and more.

Children’s programming

Children’s programming will run from November 2 to 6 and will include acclaimed children’s authors and illustrators Jon Scieszka and Steven Weinberg, Isabel Quintero, Mikaila UlmerDerrick Barnes, Anna Meriano, Rebecca J. GomezRaúl The Third, David Bowles, Jerome Pumphrey and Jarrett Pumphrey, and more.

2020 First Edition Literary Gala

Adult author programming will run from November 6 to 15. The First Edition Literary Gala will also take place virtually this year on Friday, November 6 at 7:30 p.m. CST,  featuring authors Julia Alvarez, Nick Hornby, and Natasha Trethewey, as well as emcee Michael Ian Black. Find sponsorship information here.

Shop books by Festival authors

Make sure you stop by our online store at BookPeople, our official indie bookseller, to pick up your copies of books by all the excellent authors joining us for this year’s Festival!