Texas Book Festival Announces First Slate of Authors

Texas Book Festival authors Tommy Orange and Tayari Jones

The Texas Book Festival announced the first 15 authors who will appear at the October 27-28 festival.

Literary fiction writers include Tayari Jones whose thought-provoking novel, “An American Marriage,” tackles race, loyalty and resilience; Tommy Orange‘s  critically-acclaimed debut novel “There There” looks at the varieties of Native American identity in the contemporary United State; And Chloe Benjamin whose “The Immortalists” is a quirky but captivating family saga.

Nonfiction writers include Leslie Jamison, who will represent her buzzed-about memoir about addiction, “The Recovering,” and Alfredo Corchado, whose “Homelands: Four Friends, Two Countries, and the Fate of the Great Mexican-American Migration” is a mix of memoir and deep reporting.

The 15 authors announced are:

Alexander Chee, “How to Write an Autobiographical Novel”
Alfredo Corchado, “Homelands: Four Friends, Two Countries, and the Fate of the Great Mexican-American Migration”
Erin Entrada Kelly, “You Go First”
David Grann, “The White Darkness”
Sandra Cisneros, “Puro Amor”
Fatima Farheen Mirza, “A Place for Us”
V.E. Schwab, “Vengeful”
Tommy Orange, “There There”
Mary Pope Osborne, “Magic Tree House #30: Hurricane Heroes in Texas”
Tayari Jones, “An American Marriage”
Chloe Benjamin, “The Immortalists”
Sandhya Menon, “From Twinkle, With Love”
Leslie Jamison, “The Recovering”
Walter Mosley, “John Woman”
Joe Holley, “Hurricane Season: The Unforgettable Story of the 2017 Houston Astros and the Resilience of a City”

For more information: texasbookfestival.org

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