In Honor of Black History Month
Texas Book Festival Blog
by Becky Gomez
2w ago
In honor of Black History Month, TBF staff is delighted to share works by beloved Black authors. Additionally, we invite you to show love and support to awesome partner organizations dedicated to celebrating Black authors year-round. Black Pearl Books | Torch Literary Arts | The Brown Bookshelf | Kindred Stories Dalia Azim The Furrows, Namwali Serpell “The Furrows by Namwali Serpell was the most haunting and memorable novel I read in 2023. It takes the topic of loss and inserts the reader into the mind of someone who is deeply reckoning with grief and turning her brother’s death over and over ..read more
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Watch TBF Sessions By Celebrated Black Authors
Texas Book Festival Blog
by Jose Rodriguez
2w ago
Click on a tile to enjoy some of these fantastic authors discussing their featured books at the 2023 Texas Book Festival. To view more TBF sessions, head to the Texas Book Festival YouTube Channel ..read more
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2024 Book Submissions Now Open!
Texas Book Festival Blog
by Becky Gomez
2w ago
Submissions for the 2024 Texas Book Festival are open January 15 through May 15, 2024. Please read the following FAQs and instructions carefully before submitting your book.  The Texas Book Festival is scheduled to take place in-person in downtown Austin on Saturday and Sunday, November 16–17, 2024. When evaluating submissions, we consider not only a book’s literary merit but also how and where it might fit within a genre and age-group balanced lineup. The Texas Book Festival 2024 will present 250–300 authors, from Texas and beyond, whose books are published within the 12 months preceding ..read more
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2024 Poster Artist Nominations Now Open
Texas Book Festival Blog
by Jose Rodriguez
1M ago
Every year we choose an artist and a signature work from their portfolio to become TBF’s iconic poster for that year’s Festival. The artist should live and work in Texas, and their body of work should reflect the spirit of the Texas Book Festival. These examples illustrate the wide range of works throughout TBF’s history. This year TBF seeks nominations from our community for our 2024 Poster Artist. If there is an artist you wish to nominate, please let us know by filling out this nomination form. TBF will select the final artist from among the pool of candidates. The deadline to nominate an a ..read more
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Save the 2024 Texas Book Festival Dates
Texas Book Festival Blog
by Jose Rodriguez
2M ago
Mark your calendars. The Texas Book Festival returns November 16–17, 2024! We can’t wait to welcome you all back to downtown Austin for another weekend full of fantastic literary programming for all ages, book signings, cooking demonstrations, a Saturday night Lit Crawl, and so much more. The event remains free and open to the public. Book submissions will open in the new year. The Festival author lineup will be unveiled in early fall.  The Festival is held in downtown Austin, in and around the Texas Capitol, and in nearby off-site venues. The Texas Book Festival is presented by H-E-B. Fo ..read more
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Support Texas Book Festival This Holiday Season
Texas Book Festival Blog
by Jose Rodriguez
2M ago
Texas Book Festival was thrilled to bring 34 authors and more than 5,000 books to students in Title I elementary schools and Austin-area teen programs through our Reading Rock Stars and Real Reads programs on Festival Friday. We take great pride in connecting readers and authors at both the Festival and through our school and community outreach. Please consider a year-end gift which will help fuel our spring Reading Rock stars programs in Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Houston, and the Rio Grande Valley. Visit our Reading Rock Stars photo gallery to see some TBF magic ..read more
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Support TBF in El Paso
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by Becky Gomez
2M ago
It was such an honor to bring our School and community Program, Reading Rock Stars to El Paso this past May alongside free, public community events featuring incredible authors including Maria Hinojosa at the Philanthropy Theatre! We look forward to returning April 5th of 2024 for more exciting programming and would like to invite you to support our programs in El Paso. Your donations make our work as a 501(C)(3) non-profit possible – Thank you for your consideration ..read more
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Seasons Past: Formative Titles from the TBF Staff
Texas Book Festival Blog
by Becky Gomez
2M ago
Texas Book Festival is excited to share staff picks of books that were instrumental to our journeys as book lovers and inspired our love for reading. Check them out below! Dalia Azim: Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye       “The Bluest Eye was my point of entry into Morrison’s incredible body of work. Everything about her writing was a revelation to me: her brilliant prose and storytelling, the depth of her characters, and her fearless handling of difficult subjects. She was the first writer of color whose novels I studied, and as a reader (and writer) of color, I ca ..read more
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Marianne DeLeón
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by Becky Gomez
2M ago
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2023 Recorded Sessions
Texas Book Festival Blog
by Becky Gomez
2M ago
Experience the festival through recordings of select sessions from Festival Weekend! Whether you attended and want to relive your favorite conversations, or missed the festival and want to see your favorite authors – take a look at these captivating sessions below as well as on our Youtube channel. Sessions are listed in chronological order. Saturday, November 11, 2023 Ann Patchett in Conversation about Tom Lake  Jonathan Lethem in Conversation about Brooklyn Crime Novel Southern Cooking, Global Flavors with Kenny Gilbert An Exploration of the “Latinx” Identity in Family, Community &am ..read more
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