Olivia Hesse

Olivia serves as the Texas Book Festival’s Event Production and Logistics Coordinator, responsible for organizing volunteers, general setup, and logistics for festival weekend. She holds bachelor’s degrees in English and Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin, along with a Certificate in Creative Writing. She’s lived in the Austin area her whole life, is passionate about the art of storytelling in whatever form it may take, and served as the Events Production intern for TBF prior to joining full time. Her favorite book genres are literary fiction, personal essays, and fiction short stories. Outside of work you can find her running very slowly around Town Lake, reading at Zilker, or looking for the best vegetarian restaurants in town.