The Texas Book Festival is celebrating its 20th anniversary with big-name authors, and on Friday, the organization announced 20 top authors participating in this year's event.
"I'm so happy we can finally share a handful of the literary stars and soon-to-be-stars joining us this year," said literary director Steph Opitz in a release. "Looking for something for that gourmand friend? Check. Angsty tween who loves comics? Check. A 20-something aspiring poet who's read it all? Check. The family history buff? Check."
2015 talent includes notable names like Chuck Palahniuk, Sandra Cisneros, Margaret Atwood, Wendell Pierce and Aaron Franklin. These authors and many more will be featured at the festival, which takes place October 17-18 around the Texas State Capitol in Austin.
Sloane Crosley, The Clasp
Chip Kidd, Judge This
Adrian Tomine, Killing and Dying
Wendell Pierce, The Wind in the Reeds
Avi with Brian Floca, Old Wolf
Raúl Colón, Draw!
H. W. Brands, Reagan: The Life
Margo Jefferson, Negroland: A Memoir
Alejandro Zambra, My Documents
Attica Locke, Pleasantville
Saeed Jones, Prelude to a Bruise
Linda Gray, The Road to Happiness is Always Under Construction
Aaron Franklin, Franklin Barbecue: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto
Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely, All American Boys
Stephen L. Moore, Texas Rising: The Epic True Story of the Lone Star Republic and the Rise of the Texas Rangers, 1836-1846
Marie Lu, The Rose Society: A Young Elites Novel