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In the News

Students Meet Authors Who Wrote Books They’ve Read in School – NBC 5 DFW
Texas Book Festival has a new literary director: Matthew Patin – Austin360
Matthew Patin Named Texas Book Festival Literary Director – Austin Chronicle
Matthew Patin Named Texas Book Festival Literary Director – Sightlines
Round Rock, Pflugerville, Hutto public libraries expand collections through Texas Book Festival grants – Community Impact
Texas Book Festival 2019: Who Belongs? Authors explore what it means to be an American outsider – Austin Chronicle
Grisham at Texas Book Festival: ‘Writers steal everything’
Texas Book Festival 2019: Modern Royalty in Romance: Casey McQuiston and Jasmine Guillory reign over rom-coms – Austin Chronicle
Texas Book Festival 2019: Truth Worth Telling: A Conversation With Journalist Scott Pelley – Austin Chronicle
Texas Book Festival 2019: On the Topic of Mothers – Austin Chronicle
Texas Book Festival 2019 – Texas Monthly
We went to the Texas Book Festival and made you this reading list – Austin360
Book lover? Plan your trip around a literary festival – Washington Post
Is it crazy to look for solace from the news at the Texas Book Festival? – Dallas Morning News

News Releases

February 24, 2020 – Texas Book Festival brings Reading Rock Stars to Rio Grande Valley schools on February 27-28
January 30, 2020 – Texas Book Festival brings Reading Rock Stars and Real Reads to Dallas-Fort Worth schools on February 6-7, 2020
January 29, 2020 – Texas Book Festival announces literary director
December 18, 2019 – Texas Book Festival announces 25th anniversary weekend to take place November 7 and 8, 2020
October 11, 2019 – Texas Book Festival to host Reading Rock Stars Presentations at Seven Elementary Schools in Austin on October 25
October 1, 2019 – Texas Book Festival announces 2019 schedule
September 17, 2019 – Texas Book Festival Expands Latinx Lit at 2019 Festival Weekend
September 13, 2019 – Texas Teen Book Festival announces 2019 schedule
September 12, 2019 – Olamaie to host Israeli home cooking brunch to benefit Texas Book Festival on October 27
September 5, 2019 – Texas Book Festival announces featured presenters at First Edition Literary Gala
August 28, 2019 – Texas Book Festival announces 2019 Lineup featuring more than 300 Authors
August 14, 2019 – Texas Book Festival to host Malcolm Gladwell at 2019 Festival Weekend
August 6, 2019 – Texas Book Festival announces Children’s and YA Author Lineup
July 26, 2019 – Texas Teen Book Festival announces 2019 Lineup
July 10, 2019 – Texas Book Festival to host Multiple Bestselling Author John Grisham at 2019 Festival Weekend
June 26, 2019 – The Texas Book Festival Reveals First 15 Authors and Official Poster for the 2019 Festival Weekend Lineup
June 6, 2019 – Texas Book Festival and BookPeople to host “Colson Whitehead Presents the Nickel Boys” on July 23
April 18, 2019 – Texas Book Festival reveals the 41 public library recipients of their annual Texas Library Grant
April 1, 2019 – Texas Teen Book Festival announces 2019 date and new location
February 18, 2019 – Texas Book Festival returns to the Rio Grande Valley with Reading Rock Stars program
February 1, 2019 — Texas Book Festival launches Real Reads in Dallas, returns to DFW for Reading Rock Stars
January 16, 2019 — Texas Book Festival returns to Houston for Reading Rock Stars 2019
January 8, 2019 — Texas Book Festival announces dates for 2019 Festival Weekend

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Lois Kim, Executive Director