Texas Book Festival announces 2019 festival line-up

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Sarah Broom, Jami Attenberg and Jaquira Díaz are among the authors coming to the 2019 Texas Book Festival.

Texas Book Festival has announced the line-up of authors appearing at the 2019 event.

Among the noted authors are Sarah M. Broom, James Beard Award-winning chef Aarón Sánchez, New York Times bestselling author Ibram X. Kendi, Jami Attenberg, former  Washington Post reporter Tim O’Brien, cartoonist Chris Ware, Chris Shepherd, Laurie Halse Anderson, cultural critic Jaquira Díaz, and more.

The free festival takes place Oct. 26-27 and is spread throughout the grounds of the Texas State Capitol and along Congress Avenue.

Broom will present her critically acclaimed debut memoir, “The Yellow House.” Raised in New Orleans East, Broom takes us through the history of New Orleans as seen through her family’s past and her iconic childhood home.

Attenberg, author of seven books of fiction, including New York Times bestseller “The Middlesteins,” will present her new novel, “All This Could Be Yours,” an exploration of family secrets and the web of a toxic patriarch.



Award-winning cartoonist and New Yorker contributor, Ware will present “Rusty Brown,” his newest a graphic novel that features a young Nebraska boy and his obsession with superheroes.

Austin-based author Oscar Cásares will be there with his latest novel, “Where We Come From,” a story of the Texas-Mexico border.

And recent UT Michener Center for Writers graduate Lara Prescott presents her much-anticipated first novel, “The Secrets We Kept,” a fictionalized spin on the true story of how, in the early Cold War years, the CIA decided to use Boris Pasternak’s novel “Doctor Zhivago” as a propaganda weapon by smuggling it into the USSR, where it was banned.

For the complete line-up see texasbookfestival.org