The Texas Book Festival is excited to unveil fifteen authors joining the two-week Virtual Festival this fall.
In addition to the recently announced Texas Teen Book Festival keynotes, Elizabeth Acevedo and Nic Stone, the 2020 Festival will feature acclaimed suspense novelist Dean Koontz, award-winning novelist Yaa Gyasi, comedian Michael Ian Black, activist Erin Brockovich, and National Medal of Arts recipient Julia Alvarez, among others.
The 2020 Festival will feature more than 125 authors throughout two weeks of programming starting on October 31. The Texas Teen Book Festival will take place October 31 and November 1, followed by children’s programming from November 2 through 6. Adult programming will take place the final week of the Festival, November 6 through 15. TBF’s full lineup will be revealed in September.
The full list of fifteen sneak peek authors includes:
Julia Alvarez, Afterlife
Aimee Bender, The Butterfly Lampshade
Michael Ian Black, A Better Man: A (Mostly Serious) Letter to My Son
H. W. Brands, The Zealot and the Emancipator: John Brown, Abraham Lincoln, and the Struggle for American Freedom
Erin Brockovich, Superman’s Not Coming: Our National Water Crisis and What We the People Can Do About It
Candace Bushnell, Rules for Being a Girl
Yaa Gyasi, Transcendent Kingdom
Stephen Graham Jones, The Only Good Indians
Dean Koontz, Elsewhere
Kevin Kwan, Sex and Vanity
José R. Ralat, American Tacos: A History and Guide
Richard Santos, Trust Me
Natalia Sylvester, Running
Natasha Trethewey, Memorial Drive
Kathy Valentine, All I Ever Wanted: A Rock ’n’ Roll Memoir