The Texas Book Festival connects authors and readers through experiences that celebrate the culture of literacy, ideas, and imagination. #txbookfest
Happy Friday, Booklovers! For this #Fridayreads, we recommend 2016 #txbookfest book ZERO K by Don DeLillo (but... we also recommend reading it somewhere in the shade). #tbtTBF https://t.co/g81UDGij9t
Author Tayari Jones speaks on writing, Atlanta, & hearing from @Oprah herself that her fourth novel, AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE, was selected for Oprah's Book Club. We can't wait to see @tayari present her bestselling novel at the 2018 Texas Book Festival! wfae.org/post/southboun…
RT @TXTeenBookFest: We are excited to bring you the 3rd Annual Costume Contest w/ @EpicReads at #TTBF 2018! Show your passion, ingenuity, &…
ICYMI: we announced yesterday we’ll be kicking off the 2018 Texas Book Festival with @CecileRichards! Book tickets available now—don’t miss your chance to see Richards present MAKE TROUBLE & get your own autographed copy! texasbookfestival.org/cecile-richard… https://t.co/pX0EGXUZ9t
We're thrilled to announce we will welcome Cecile Richards to the 2018 Texas Book Festival with her memoir, MAKE TROUBLE. Book tickets are available now—reserve your signed copies of MAKE TROUBLE today! See full details & get book tickets on our site: texasbookfestival.org/cecile-richard… https://t.co/ucPJvvAGDo
Alexander Chee is one of the fifteen authors we announced last month as part of our 2018 author lineup sneak peek. You can check out the other 14 authors on our site—mark your calendars now to see these authors on October 27-28! texasbookfestival.org/lineup-sneak-p…
RT @smenonbooks: Had a fabulous time being interviewed about From Twinkle, with Love for Colorado Public Radio's Colorado Matters segment!…
Rainy afternoons in Texas are perfect for reading on the porch with a mug of coffee, and Lydia’s taking advantage of this ideal setting to dive into @alexanderchee’s HOW TO WRITE AN AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL NOVEL. We can’t wait to see Chee present his book at the 2018 #txbookfest! https://t.co/LCewOrkIBW
Austinites: next week on Tuesday, July 10, #txbookfest illustrator @dsantat comes to @BookPeople with author @OrigamiYoda to present THE PRINCESS AND THE PIT STOP. Don't miss! bookpeople.com/event/tom-angl… https://t.co/nQ8JKQ3mC3
Getting ready for the holiday tomorrow? Don’t forget to stock up on books as well as snacks! We recommend Alexandra Kleeman’s hilarious, surreal novel YOU TOO CAN HAVE A BODY LIKE MINE. https://t.co/3Mj5pfxE6K
 
Shout out to @CentralMarket for supporting the #txbookfest and for allowing us to stick a book in their orange bin! (No oranges or books were harmed in the taking of this photo).
This exciting announcement is just the first of many we have planned for this summer—sign up for our newsletter so you and your reader friends can be the first to know when we have news to share! eepurl.com/caeTXH
ICYMI: We released the first fifteen authors slated to appear at the 2018 #txbookfest! Thanks to @tomthuang at @dallasnews for helping us spread the word. twitter.com/tomthuang/stat…
Fascinating review of @ajcorchado's newest, HOMELANDS. We can't wait to see Corchado bring HOMELANDS to the 2018 Texas Book Festival! washingtonpost.com/outlook/a-pers…
Great news from Cleburne Public Library, which is using its 2018 Texas Library Grant for an exciting new reading initiative! cleburnetimesreview.com/news/cleburne-…
Hey Booklovers, take a look at this great list of summer reading suggestions from @keratx—we love seeing both previous #txbookfest author @iamlisako and upcoming #txbookfest author @tayari recommended! keranews.org/post/5-novels-…
We're loving this roundup of highlights from this week's @ALALibrary’s Annual Conference and Exhibition—it's so great to see these fantastic authors and illustrators being celebrated! publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/ch…
Don’t worry, we aren’t going far! We’re excited to join the Center for Social Innovation later this summer. We can’t wait to share photos of our new place—stay tuned! Need to send us mail? See full details and get our current mailing address on our site: texasbookfestival.org/exciting-news-… https://t.co/bRMXvl7CC9
Exciting news: the TBF office is moving! This week we said goodbye to our office on Brazos street, which has been our home since the beginning of the #txbookfest. texasbookfestival.org/exciting-news-… https://t.co/0s5H7pUntt
Thinking about volunteering with TBF? Sign up on our website to let us know you’re interested! texasbookfestival.org/volunteer/
We had a fantastic evening yesterday welcoming our Volunteer Committee Chairs! It’s always so great to kick off the new Festival season with a mix of familiar and new faces. Special thanks to our board chair Sarah Queen for hosting! https://t.co/ELFuNA9kRU
Where can you see a movie with the whole family, choose your ticket price, and support the #txbookfest, all while escaping the summer heat? @drafthouse Summer Kids Camp, of course! New movies start this week—don't miss! drafthouse.com/austin/series/… https://t.co/2CsKt827ZS
Looking for a lively, colorful read to help escape from these stultifying summer days? We highly recommend 2015 #txbookfest author Tony Tulathimutte’s snarky, knife-blade-sharp social satire, PRIVATE CITIZENS. https://t.co/h9LtJbJg3B
Austinites: nominations for the 2018 @statesman Best of the Best award are open until tomorrow! Nominate your favorite local in each category (and be entered to win a $500 HEB gift card for nominating 25 or more!) statesman.secondstreetapp.com/2018-Best-of-t… https://t.co/GCgjOd34ZT
Young writers ages 11-18, did you miss the deadline for our Fresh Ink Fiction Contest? There's still time to enter the #TTBF Fiction Contest! Deadline is 7/1. Winners receive $150 + a review by an editor at Delacorte Press! twitter.com/TXTeenBookFest…
The Austin African American Book Festival is tomorrow, Saturday June 23, at the @CarverMuseumATX. We took a look at the authors and sessions on deck at the 12th annual AABF: bit.ly/2KaZka7 #austin #atxevent https://t.co/ZE3SrtscIa
The best thing about travel is all the extra reading time, and Lydia’s enjoying revisiting Sandhya Menon’s first novel, WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI, and looking forward to seeing her at the 2018 #txbookfest! What are you reading this weekend? #fridayreads https://t.co/AuOFY0RReg
"With a literary authority rare in a debut novel, it places Native American voices front and center before readers' eyes." Another rave review for Tommy Orange's THERE THERE. We can't wait to see Orange present his novel at the 2018 Texas Book Festival! npr.org/2018/06/18/621…
Fascinating interview with @lsjamison on her new book THE RECOVERING—we can't wait to see Jamison present her book at the 2018 Texas Book Festival! theglobeandmail.com/arts/books/art…
Thanks to the @AustinChronicle for helping us spread the word about our Author Lineup Sneak Peek! If you haven't had a chance to read about the full list of authors and their books, you can do so over on our site. austinchronicle.com/daily/arts/201… https://t.co/PX64sxDIRy
RT @sightlinesmag1: Texas Book Festival Announces First Slate of Authors @texasbookfest sightlinesmag.org/texas-book-fes… https://t.co/ADh9LKwThk
"With his electrifying and innovative first novel, Orange is re-engaging American history and re-invigorating the genre. THERE, THERE is a novel like few others." Glowing review of THERE, THERE by just-announced 2018 #txbookfest author Tommy Orange! dallasnews.com/arts/books/201…
We're honored to bring #NYTimesbestselling author @Tayari Jones to the 2018 #txbookfest w/ her novel AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE which follows newlyweds Roy & Celestial as they begin life together and are then torn apart—a stunning love story as brilliant as it is heartbreaking. https://t.co/fMdDbPsM26
Texas journalist @holleynews will bring his latest book, HURRICANE SEASON, to the 2018 #txbookfest. The book follows Houston Astros’ journey to their first-ever #WorldSeries win in 2017, following the devastation when Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas Gulf Coast earlier that year. https://t.co/DrJlzeB56a
We're thrilled to bring beloved author and prolific writer Walter Mosley to the 2018 #txbookfest w/ JOHN WOMAN, the riveting tale of a young New Yorker who transforms himself into mysterious Professor John Woman after the death of his father and the disappearance of his mother. https://t.co/Cb0SZcdl6b
We're excited to say #nytimesbestselling author of THE EMPATHY EXAMS @lsjamison will bring her latest work, THE RECOVERING, to the 2018 #txboofest! Part memoir, part investigative journalism, THE RECOVERING is a stark, genuine exploration of addiction and recovery. https://t.co/JnknWULoVl
New York Times bestselling author @smenonbooks's second novel, FROM TWINKLE WITH LOVE, follows aspiring filmmaker Twinkle Mehra as she chases her dreams—and her heart. We are elated to welcome Menon to the #txbookfest! https://t.co/kueZhZ8dZR
We're so pleased to host @chloekbenjamin w/ THE IMMORTALISTS, which follows the four Gold children whose lives are dictated by the prophecies of the day they will die. A novel about family and the power we give to our beliefs, THE IMMORTALISTS is a stunning story. https://t.co/0VLs4G0sAu
We're honored to bring #NYTimesbestselling author @Tayari Jones to the 2018 #txbookfest w/ her second novel AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE which follows newlyweds Roy & Celestial as they begin life together and are then torn apart—a stunning love story as brilliant as it is heartbreaking. https://t.co/3srXLIG5n3
We're thrilled to welcome @MaryPopeOsborne to the 2018 #txbookfest w/ #MagicTreeHouse #30, which brings Jack and Annie to Texas for the 1900 Galveston Hurricane. Osborne's historical fiction books for young readers has become an internationally-beloved and bestselling series. https://t.co/G3DCBtzTo5
We're thrilled to welcome Tommy Orange w/ his debut novel. THERE THERE, one of the most highly praised books of 2018 thus far, is a powerful portrayal of the plight of the urban Native American, and has been called "groundbreaking" and "extraordinary" by the @nytimesbooks. https://t.co/mS3tUm3alV
We're so happy to announce #NYTimesbestselling author of the Shades of Magic series, @veschwab, will be attending the 2018 #txbookfest with her newest—the highly anticipated sequel in her Villains series, VENGEFUL (following VICIOUS, which was re-released earlier this year). https://t.co/JKxKjLRYWM
We're thrilled to welcome @fatimafmirza with A PLACE FOR US, her debut novel (and the inaugural novel from SJP for @HogarthBooks ) about a less-than-perfect family with less-than-perfect relationships. Brimming with both love and loss, Mirza writes with an eloquence and grace. https://t.co/tI0tCdTxq6
We are proud to present much-beloved poet and author, Sandra Cisneros, winner of the American Book Award and acclaimed author of THE HOUSE ON MANGO. Cisneros’s PURO AMOR is a bilingual blend of fiction and illustration about love, devotion, and a house full of animals. https://t.co/kuoOl0GdUa
We're thrilled to welcome New York Times bestselling author of KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON and THE LOST CITY OF Z, @DavidGrann, with his latest book THE WHITE DARKNESS: an impossible story written in a powerful prose about a man and his obsessions. https://t.co/Ryq7dfB3an
We are proud to host #NewberyMedalist @erinkellytweets to the 2018 Festival! Author of several middle grade novels including HELLO, UNIVERSE, Kelly’s latest novel YOU GO FIRST tackles bullying, family, and the ultimate struggle— middle school—in a beautiful and engaging way. https://t.co/BjidwEN9hu
We're pleased to welcome journalist @ajcorchado to the 2018 #txbookfest with his second book, HOMELANDS. Following four friends—an activist, an entrepreneur, a lawyer, and Corchado himself—HOMELANDS details the journey and challenges of immigration through their friendship. https://t.co/1eD3mdRfDH
We're excited to host @alexanderchee at 2018 #txbookfest w/ HOW TO WRITE AN AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL NOVEL. In his commanding, honest essay collection, Chee details events both deeply impactful to him, like the death of his father, and to the nation, like the AIDS crisis and 9/11. https://t.co/P9ZQUJRaNE
We are thrilled to give you a sneak peek at our 2018 Texas Book Festival Lineup! These fifteen authors are set to present their books over the Festival Weekend, October 27 and 28, in and around the Texas State Capitol in downtown Austin. texasbookfestival.org/lineup-sneak-p…
Today through next week, Kids Camp is showing two of our favorite book-to-screen adaptations: THE NEVERENDING STORY and HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON. Check out their site for showtimes and more upcoming movies! drafthouse.com/austin/series/… https://t.co/ct3TJ9EP6K
Austinites: whether you need an escape from the hot sun or a rainy day, @alamodrafthouse Kids Camp is always a good choice! You choose your ticket price, and proceeds benefit local nonprofits like the #txbookfest! drafthouse.com/austin/series/…
Great list of contemporary classics of queer literature from @LambdaLiterary’s Program Director, William Johnson, who recommends seven of his favorites for us. (So happy to see #txbookfest author @ndennis_benn included w/ her gorgeous HERE COMES THE SUN!) bookmarks.reviews/7-contemporary…
We’re working hard packing for our big move this summer, but it’s important to take breaks for good books. Happy #FridayReads, y’all! What are you reading this weekend? https://t.co/3nzn7nZwVj
Exciting news for Latinx authors! @artepublico is accepting children’s book submissions for the inaugural Salinas de Alba Award for Latino Children’s Literature. Check out the details on their site, and get writing! artepublicopress.com/blog/calling-a… https://t.co/UqxsxPv0YJ
In case you missed it: We revealed our 2018 Festival poster artist yesterday! We're so pleased to have @valeriefowler14's work representing our Festival this year. Thanks to @sightlinesmag1 for helping us get the word out! sightlinesmag.org/texas-book-fes… https://t.co/iDMAL0QLVg
We're thrilled to announce our 2018 Festival poster artist, @valeriefowler14! Fowler’s oil painting, "Spring, Everything Changes," will represent the 2018 #txbookfest. Read more about Fowler and our annual Festival Poster tradition over on our blog! texasbookfestival.org/2018-poster-ar… https://t.co/4qTtWHRWAk
We are pretty excited about #txbookfest author @MarlonJames5's forthcoming series, too! We can't wait to read this first installment of his epic fantasy series based on African folklore. ew.com/books/2018/06/…
“I really believe you should write the books you want to read,” James tells EW of Black Leopard, Red Wolf. “And the fantasy nerd in me would have given an eye tooth to geek out on a sword and sorcery book with people like me in it." ew.com/books/2018/06/…
Mark your calendars: the 12th annual Austin African American Book Festival will take place on Saturday, June 23 at the Carver Museum and Library! We can't wait to see what the AABF has in store. Don't miss this fantastic event! #AABF aabookfest.com https://t.co/NR0ajrfMtV
After a long, hard week, it’s good to revisit favorite books—those stories that bring us joy and characters that teach us how to live. What’s your favorite comfort-read to revisit over and over? #FridayReads https://t.co/YvvA74XFfz
Great news, Austinites: the Summer Kids Camp at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is back and 100% of proceeds goes to local nonprofits like TBF! Screenings all summer long at many locations—take a break, enjoy a film, and give back to your local community. drafthouse.com/austin/news/su…
Last November during 2017 #txbookfest, Festival-goers from across the state helped us and the @TockerFnd raise $10,000 for school libraries in Houston & the Gulf Coast area affected by Hurricane Harvey. We're excited to share the 5 recipients of this fund! texasbookfestival.org/announcing-rec… https://t.co/xvvvxbF2DD
Texas Writers: The Dallas Museum of Art Texas Bound program is now accepting submissions for their 2019 season! Submit your original work of fiction, nonfiction, or poetry by June 15 (preferred deadline) to be considered for this prestigious series. dma.org/programs-arts-…
Great news: our exhibitor booths and tables are filling up quickly! If you're interested in exhibiting at the 2018 Texas Book Festival, send in your application soon. texasbookfestival.org/exhibitors/
So thrilled for @alexandriaml! We loved having her here for the 2017 #txbookfest and THE FACT OF A BODY got passed all around our office. twitter.com/alexandriaml/s…
Happy #bookbirthday to DRAWN TOGETHER, written by Minh Lê and illustrated by Dan Santat! We are already huge fans of this book’s gorgeous, heartfelt story and vibrant illustrations, and each of us has teared up while reading, so be sure to keep a tissues handy. #NewBookTuesday https://t.co/tEZd78XLzy
A resounding congratulations to all of the finalists and award-winners of the 30th Annual @LambdaLiterary Awards! We're so happy to see these stellar authors recognized for their contributions to literature. #Lammys lambdaliterary.org/features/news/…
Gloomy day outside? Nothing beats staying in w/ a good book & favorite snack! Julie remembers seeing Sandra Cisneros present A HOUSE OF MY OWN at the 2015 #txbookfest: “Copies of her books sold out in a snap, and there was such palpable excitement for her appearance!” https://t.co/EHGF2rB0oR
Where in the world is TBF this week? If you guessed: -Bringing a #txbookfest author to Midland -Participating in #BookExpo in NYC -Partnering w/ @AustinPublicLib at the Central Branch for #DíaDeLosNiños or -Presenting at the @econvitalityATX panels then you’re a true gumshoe! https://t.co/OH1QkIT4FO
We had such a great time in Midland last night with author H.W. Brands! Huge thanks to our friends in west Texas for bringing us out for their literary salon and showing us such a good time. https://t.co/7aeqv649Xg
Be careful in this terrible heat, Booklovers! We recommend reading in the shade. This week we’re remembering a 2014 #txbookfest Book: Bret Anthony Johnston’s heartbreaking, lovely novel set in Corpus Christi, REMEMBER ME LIKE THIS. We’re so pleased Johnston is back in Texas! https://t.co/N5RvYYaERm
“Bookstores for many years have become a place where people can gather and exchange ideas and be exposed to new ways of thinking.” Today on our blog, our intern Paulina takes us on a tour of El Paso's new indie bookstore, Literarity Book Shop! texasbookfestival.org/el-paso-newest… https://t.co/U2NlyHZn2e
So cool to see 2017 #txbookfest picture book FRIDA KAHLO AND HER ANIMALITOS used as a clue on @Jeopardy! twitter.com/johnparraart/s…
Thrilled to see #txbookfest author @HalaNAlyan included in this fantastic list of books to read during Ramadan! nytimes.com/2018/05/25/boo…
If you’re in Austin today, don’t forget to stop by local #indiebookstore @BookPeople! Today until 11pm, a portion of in-store sales supports the #txbookfest! Plus, the TBF team put together a list of book recs just for the occasion! texasbookfestival.org/day-sales-book…
 
Of course, you can always ask a friendly @BookPeople expert which books they‘ve loved too! In our (extensive) experience, we’ve found their staff recommendations to be 🔥🔥🔥 https://t.co/oGJPn4yQ2A
TODAY ONLY: we’re celebrating our annual Day of Sales at Austin indie bookstore @BookPeople! A portion of all in-store sales goes to support the #txbookfest, so stop in, check out the TBF Recommends display, buy a book, and support the TBF along with a local Texas bookstore! https://t.co/9dYjBorGSy
We hope you have a restful holiday honoring those who have died in the line duty. We’ll be spending ours with loved ones and (of course) with books. https://t.co/aR7plrHMzi
RT @TXTeenBookFest: See our amazing news? We’ve got 2018 Keynotes!! Nic Stone (Dear Martin), Neal Shusterman (Challener Deep & Scythe serie…
RT @AlmaAward: Jacqueline Woodson is now visiting Astrid Lindgren’s childhood home in Vimmerby. https://t.co/KbXiC3osBm
Now hiring: join the TBF team! We're currently interviewing for a contract Logistics and Volunteer Coordinator position, to start immediately and run through the 2018 Texas Book Festival. Check out the details on our site and apply to join our team today! texasbookfestival.org/contract-logis… https://t.co/vXs44byxTd
This week's rec is from @lgmelby: "I drive past this gorgeous new mural at 12th/Chicon almost every day, and it always makes me think of the SHADOWSHAPER books. I love imagining Sierra interacting with the magic & history in this important work of art." texasbookfestival.org/tbf-throwback-… https://t.co/djmLYF3de4
This summer, we’re taking a look back at some of the amazing authors we’ve been lucky to host at the Texas Book Festival by recommending their books as summer reading. Join us as we pair these books with great local places to visit as you read! texasbookfestival.org/tbf-throwback-… https://t.co/XCSEO0gqA3
RT @TXTeenBookFest: The 2018 Keynotes for our TENTH year will be Nic Stone, Neal Shusterman, & Jarrod Shusterman!! Join us Oct. 6 here in…
Next in our tour of lesser-known bookish places in Texas, our intern Paulina writes about the vibrant literary community in her hometown, El Paso. texasbookfestival.org/the-915-cinco-…
Great interview with Austin author Oscar Casares from @sightlinesmag1 on storytelling, his influences, and what he's working on now. sightlinesmag.org/oscar-casares
RT @thebxisreading: To your younger self: “It’s okay to go at your own pace.” @heidiheilig “You’re going to be alright.” @ArsenaultRiver…
Happy #BikeToWorkDay, Booklovers! We’re giving our wheels a spin today as we enjoy this lovely weather—with a book in hand, as always (pictured here is THE ENSEMBLE by @AjaMaybe and ANY NIGHT GRILLING by @pauladisbrowe) https://t.co/59hdOPp5zT
RT @erinkellytweets: I spy @varianjohnson hand-clapping with young’uns. #OMGBookFest https://t.co/RyHwqpGRKv
Tuesday, May 29 is the Day of Sales to support #txbookfest at BookPeople! Start making your shopping list now & be sure to add THE TERRIBLE TWO books by @macbarnett , recommended by Lea, about a pair of pranksters getting into trouble (book shown here with her own tricky duo). https://t.co/xYcBT3z8gB
 
Visit our blog for more details on the #txbookfest Day of Sales at @BookPeople on Tuesday, May 29, and to see our full list of TBF team recommendations! texasbookfestival.org/day-sales-book… https://t.co/KJ1Lrk4eBg
As we get closer to our 2018 Festival submission deadline, we need a little help opening all the book mail. Don’t forget: book submissions close June 1! texasbookfestival.org/submit-book/ https://t.co/rljNUsrmlN
Just back from a fantastic (delicious) annual Board of Advisors lunch—special thanks to Elizabeth Crook for her riveting book talk and to @OlamaieAustin, for hosting us! https://t.co/IOAwANxTGu
Check out our first two picks for this summer reading series—local literary star @varianjohnson and National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature @JackieWoodson, pictured at the gorgeous Carver branch of @AustinPublicLib—over on our blog! texasbookfestival.org/tbf-throwback-… https://t.co/4z2OXfoyMq
This summer, we’re taking a look back at some of the amazing authors we’ve been lucky to host at the Texas Book Festival by recommending their books as summer reading. Join us as we pair these books with great local places to visit as you read! texasbookfestival.org/tbf-throwback-… https://t.co/Dm5plMqIiR
RT @pronounced_ing: The @nationalbook is giving away 400K+ books, FREE, to kids and families living in public assisted housing. Help them o…
We laughed our way through reading this excerpt from @lithub of @lawrence_wright's newest, GOD SAVE TEXAS, and imagine you will too. You can find GOD SAVE TEXAS at your local library or bookstore now—happy reading, y'all. lithub.com/on-the-strange…
Last day to enter this giveaway! Follow us on instagram and comment on our post to tag a friend who loves reading. twitter.com/texasbookfest/…
It’s the start of another weekend, and Lydia’s spending it with this murky, gorgeous new novel by Michael Ondaatje. Don’t miss seeing this acclaimed author in Dallas at the @DallasMuseumArt on Tuesday, May 22 and/or in Houston with @BrazosBookstore on Wednesday, May 23! https://t.co/XGT291ZZaB
It’s the start of another weekend, and @lgmelby is spending it with this murky, gorgeous new novel by Michael Ondaatje. Don’t miss seeing this acclaimed author in Dallas at the @DallasMuseumArt on Monday, May 22 and/or with @BrazosBookstore on Tuesday, May 23! https://t.co/ZQhaZGtNlp
 
 
 
 
 
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