This year’s festival is all-virtual, but its lineup is still all-star, as demonstrated by this trio of recent books from Texas authors.
The coffee table book ‘Marfa Gardens’ proves that there’s more to desert flora than cactus and agave.
Not sure what to do this weekend at the state’s biggest literary gathering? We’ve got nearly three dozen ideas.
The Austin author traces the history of the movie that changed his life.
A new book celebrates a pair of well-established African American and Latino communities that are disappearing from Texas’s fastest-growing city.
The filmmaker turned novelist revisits the city of his youth, in all its pain and glory.
Holly George-Warren's biography of the Port Arthur singer covers the drugs and excess, of course. But it also uncovers the hard-working professional hidden behind all the live-hard-die-fast trappings.
In his second science fiction novel, the Austin writer envisions a dystopia ruled by Space City lawyers.
The Edinburg author's latest poetry collection forges strength from a childhood filled with pain.
In ‘Savage Appetites,’ the Marfa journalist tries to understand her—and other women’s—obsession with violent criminal acts.
The Houston sisters turned Los Angeles neighbors talk about writing, Texas, and their father’s famous potato recipe.
'A Cosmology of Monsters' brings the haunted house novel to the Texas suburbs.
The author of "The Years That Matter Most" spent a lot of time at UT-Austin—where he saw reason for hope.
A new biography of ‘The Tyler Rose’ demonstrates that the legendary running back’s insistence that he wasn’t a transformative racial figure was too modest by half.
On this week’s National Podcast of Texas, a conversation with the Plano-raised writer whose debut story collection, ‘Black Light,’ has garnered rave reviews.
The new book by the retired special forces commander and former UT chancellor is filled with tales from an adventure-seeking life.
Fernando A. Flores’s debut novel, ‘Tears of the Trufflepig,’ is an exhilarating borderland dystopia.
In Texas Monthly writer-at-large Oscar Cásares’s forthcoming novel, a retired high school teacher in Brownsville is reluctantly pulled into the world of human trafficking.
In his first fiction collection, Bryan Washington evokes a Houston that’s in Texas but not entirely of Texas.
The award-winning writer and UT professor talks about her new novel, 'Bowlaway,' and how teaching and Texas have affected her work.
On our latest podcast, the former mayor of San Antonio and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development talks Beto, the Texas legislature, and how he'd run a campaign against Trump in 2020.
And a list of all of the Texas-related books and Texas-born authors featured at the festival.
How I ended up spending my panel appearance at the Texas Book Festival lying on a bench and drooling on the floor.
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Eight days in a rental car with Larry L. King, the crotchety West Texan who has written some of the greatest magazine stories of all time, would be enough to drive anyone crazy. Except his biggest fan.
From October 27-28, the Texas Book Festival will take place at the State Capitol in Austin. A number of talented, award-winning culinary authors will be attending the literary gathering, including Naomi Duguid – contributing editor of Saveur magazine and author of
Famous authors and avid readers will take the place of liberals and conservatives this weekend at the Capitol during the Texas Book Festival. And for all you cookbook hoarders out there, you better start compressing the spines of the books on your cluttered shelves and
To me, the most delicious part of the Texas Book Festival (Oct 22 & 23) is its great round-up of food-related talks and sessions and cooking demos. Rather than slog through the full schedule, focus on food with our easy guide. FOOD SESSIONS FOR SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2011 Elizabeth