From A (Margaret Atwood) to Taye (Diggs): Texas Book Festival lineup

Thursday, Sep. 3rd 2015

Courtesy of Maggie Galehouse, chron.com

More than 300 authors will appear at the 2015 Texas Book Festival in Austin on Oct. 17 and 18 — the most in the festival’s 20-year history.

Margaret Atwood, Taye Diggs, Nick Flynn, Linda Gray, Daniel Handler (of Lemony Snicket fame), Gary Hart, Luis Alberto Urerra, Margo Jefferson, Attica Locke, Marie Lu, Chuck Palahniuk, Tavi Gevinson and Adrian Tomine are just some of the writers featured.

Other headliners include Sandra Cisneros (the only author who was also part of the first Festival in 1995), Steve Inskeep, Azar Nafisi, Leonard Pitts, Jr., Mary Helen Specht, Jonathan Lethem, Lauren Groff, John Sununu, Scott Simon, and Robert Christgau.

This year features many books about music and poetry, graphic novels including several by women authors, and a strong showing of children’s and young adult authors.

The festival is free and open to the public. This year, organizers expect 40,000 attendees, who’ll find live music, kids’ activities, food trucks, book signings and sales, and 100 exhibitors around the State Capitol over two full days.

Find the full list of authors and their books at texasbookfestival.org.

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