Join us for a Literary Lunch Break!

Update: We have selected a winner for the giveaway! Thank you to everyone who entered. 

Update: Thank you all for your patience! Due to scheduling conflicts, the conversation with Pulitzer winner Annette Gordon-Reed originally planned for Thu, June 17 cannot be rescheduled. The good news is that we are hosting a giveaway for a signed copy of On Juneteenth! To enter the giveaway, please fill out this form. One winner will be announced on our Instagram page. Follow us @texasbookfest for the latest updates.

Mark your calendars! We have an exciting upcoming discussion for our Literary Lunch Break series hosted on Instagram Live. All past 2021 Literary Lunch Break sessions are available to watch on our IGTV including sessions with authors S. Kirk Walsh, Stacey Swann, Carrie Fountain, and P. Djèlí Clark. Next up, we’re chatting with historian and author Annette Gordon-Reed to discuss her new book On Juneteenth. The session will be moderated by host of KAZI Book Review Hopeton Hay. Follow us on Instagram at @texasbookfest to join. 

ANNETTE GORDON-REED is the Carl M. Loeb University Professor at Harvard University. The author of Pulitzer Prize-winning The Hemingses of Monticello, she lives in New York and Cambridge.

Take a Literary Lunch Break with S. Kirk Walsh

ICYMI, here is the full conversation with author S. Kirk Walsh and ABC’s Richard Santos for our Literary Lunch Break. You can also find it on our IGTV on Instagram.

We are kicking off this year’s Literary Lunch Break series with author S. Kirk Walsh to discuss The Elephant of Belfast on Thursday, April 8 at 12:30 p.m. CT. Walsh will be in conversation with Austin Bat Cave Executive Director Richard Santos on Instagram Live. Follow us on Instagram to join the conversation.

S. Kirk Walsh
is a writer living in Austin, Texas. Her work has been widely published in The New York Times Book ReviewLongreadsStoryQuarterly, and Electric Literature, among other publications. Over the years, she has been a resident at Ucross, Yaddo, Ragdale, and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Walsh is the founder of Austin Bat Cave, a writing and tutoring center that provides free writing workshops for young writers throughout Austin. The Elephant of Belfast is her first novel.