The Texas Book Festival Releases 15 Authors for 2019 Lineup

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The Texas Book Festival announced fifteen authors who will appear at the highly anticipated 2019 Texas Book Festival on October 26 and 27, including John Hodgman, bestselling author, actor, and humorist; award-winning writer and producer on the hit shows When They See Us and Empire Attica Locke; Newbery Medalist, poet, and New York Times bestselling author of 21 books Kwame Alexander; Hafsah Faizal, bestselling Young Adult author; award-winning essayist and novelist Kristen Arnett; and Saeed Jones, award-winning writer and poet.

“We’re kicking off our 2019 Festival season with a list of exciting names that represent the breadth and diversity of what people will find at our annual Festival,” says Lois Kim, executive director of the Texas Book Festival. “We are also thrilled to announce the Texas artist whose innovative work will be featured on our official poster, Dave McClinton.”

The full list of fifteen authors, along with the works they will present during the Festival Weekend, includes the following:

Aarti Namdev Shahani  Here We Are: American Dreams, American Nightmares
Alexander McCall-Smith  The Land of Long Lost Friends
Attica Locke  Heaven, My Home
Ben Mezrich  Bitcoin Billionaires
Hafsah Faizal  We Hunt the Flame
Jericho Brown  The Tradition 
John Hodgman  Medallion Status: True Stories from Secret Room
Kristen Arnett  Mostly Dead Things
Kwame Alexander  The Undefeated
Marie Arana  Silver, Sword, and Stone: Three Crucibles in the Latin American History
Oscar Cásares   Where We Come From
Saeed Jones  How We Fight for Our Lives 
Cassy Joy Garcia  Cook Once, Eat All Week 
Susan Choi  Trust Exercise 
William McRaven  Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations

In addition to the above authors, the 2019 TBF lineup will feature more than 250 celebrated and emerging writers, including journalists, artists, scientists, and more.

The Festival Weekend includes acclaimed authors at readings, panel discussions, and signings; exhibitor booths and food vendors; tents and venues, including cooking, C-SPAN, children’s entertainment, and the return of the Latinx Lit Tent.

Spread throughout the grounds of the State Capitol and along Austin’s iconic Congress Avenue, the 2019 Texas Book Festival Weekend will take place on October 26 and 27, 2019.

For more information on the Texas Book Festival, please visit texasbookfestival, and follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @texasbookfest.

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