Star-studded Texas Book Festival lineup announced

See big names like Stacey Abrams, Roxane Gay, and Abraham Verghese at this year’s festival.

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This year’s Texas Book Festival will feature big-name authors like Stacey Abrams and Lawrence Wright.

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Okay bookworms, we’ve got good news.

The author lineup for this year’s Texas Book Festival was just announced, and it’s stacked with excellent writers in adult fiction, romance, essays, cookbooks, and more.

Authors to note

More than 300 local, national, and international authors will share their work and insights at this year’s fest. Here are just a handful of notable names, broken down by genre:

Local authors

Adult fiction

Adult nonfiction



Children’s and YA

Attend the fest

The Texas Book Festival will take place along Congress Avenue downtown on Saturday, Nov. 11 and Sunday, Nov. 12. The festival is free, with the exception of a few ticketed sessions featuring Roxane Gay, Stacey Abrams, and Michael Cunningham. See the full lineup.