San Antonio Book Festival

2016 Authors

The 2016 San Antonio Book Festival took place on April 2, 2016. 96 authors were in attendance from all over the country, including two authors from Mexico. Learn more about the featured authors at the 4th annual SABF below.

Featured Authors at the 2016 SABF

  • Marisa Abrajano

    White Backlash: Immigration, Race, and American Politics

  • Zach Anner

    If at Birth You Don’t Succeed: My Adventures with Disaster and Destiny

  • Miles Arceneaux

    North Beach

  • Gregg Barrios


  • Sara Benincasa

    DC Trip

  • Robert Jackson Bennett

    City of Blades

  • Terry Scott Bertling

    San Antonio: Our Story of 150 Years in the Alamo City

  • Diane Gonzales Bertrand

    A Bean and Cheese Taco Factory

  • Sarah Bird

    A Love Letter to Texas Women

  • Kate Bolick

    Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Own

  • Carmen Boullosa

    Texas: The Great Theft

  • Annemarie Bouman

    Baked Occasions: Desserts for Leisure Activities, Holidays and Informal Celebrations

  • Lila Bowen

    Wake of Vultures

  • H.W. Brands

    Reagan: The Life

  • Jamie Brickhouse

    Dangerous When Wet

  • Adam Briggle

    A Field Philosopher’s Guide to Fracking:How One Texas Town Stood Up to Big Oil and Gas

  • Douglas Brinkley

    Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America

  • Ada Calhoun

    St. Marks is Dead: The Many Lives of America’s Hippest Street

  • Brandon Caro

    Old Sick Road

  • David Crabb

    Bad Kid

  • Eileen Curtright

    The Burned Bridges of  Ward, Nebraska

  • Tracy Daugherty

    The Last Love Song: A Biography of Joan Didion

  • Clark Davis

    It Starts With Trouble: William Goyen and the Life of Writing

  • George T. Diaz

    Border Contrband: A History of Smuggling Across the Rio Grande

  • Angela Dominguez

    Mango, Abuela, and Me

  • James R. Doty, MD

    Into The Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon’s Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart

  • Chris Waters Dunn

    Enchiladas: Aztec to Tex-Mex

  • Nathalie Dupree

    Mastering the Art of Southern Vegetables

  • Jessica Dupuy

    United Tastes of Texas: Authentic Recipes from All Corners of the Lone Star State

  • Álvaro Enrigue

    Sudden Death

  • Phoebe Fox

    Heart Conditions

  • Xavier Garza

    The Donkey Lady Fights La Llorona and Other Stories

  • Melissa Ginsburg

    Sunset City

  • Cynthia Graubart

    Mastering the Art of Southern Vegetables

  • Kaitlyn Greenidge

    We Love You, Charlie Freeman

  • Coleen Grissom

    The World According to Coleen

  • Kali Nicole Gross

    Hannah  Mary Tabbs and the Disembodied Torso: A Tale of Race, Sex, and Violence in America

  • Nathan Hale

    Hazardous Tales: Alamo All Stars

  • Stephen Harrigan

    A Friend of Mr. Lincoln

  • Sarah Hepola

    Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget

  • Dave Hickey

    25 Women: Essays On Their Art

  • George Hodgman

    Betyville: A Memoir

  • Skip Hollandsworth

    The Midnight Assasin: Panic, Scandal, and the Hunt for America’s First Serial Killer

  • K.A. Holt

    House Arrest

  • A.G. Howard


  • Paulette Jiles

    News of the World

  • Julia Claiborne Johnson

    Be Frank With Me

  • Varian Johnson

    To Catch a Cheat

  • John C. Kerr

    The Silent Shore of Memory

  • Austin Kleon

    The Steal Like an Artist Journal: A Notebook for Creative Kleptomaniacs

  • David K. Langford

    Fog at Hillingdon

  • Cappy Lawton

    Enchiladas: Aztec to Tex-Mex

  • Mike Leary

    San Antonio: Our Story of 150 Years in the Alamo City

  • Cynthia Levinson

    Hillary Rodham Clinton: Do All The Good You Can

  • Matt Lewis

    Baked Occasions: Desserts for Leisure Activities, Holidays and Informal Celebrations

  • David Liss


  • Thomas Mallon

    Finale: A Novel of the Reagan Years

  • Sonia Manzano

    Becoming Maria: Love and Chaos in the South Bronx

  • Meg Medina

    Mango, Abuela, and Me

  • Daniel Miyares

    Surf’s Up

  • Monica Brown

    Lola Levine Drama Queen

    Maya’s Blanket

  • Bob Morris

    Bobby Wonderful: An Imperfect Son Buries His Parents

  • Joe Nocera

    Indentured: The Rebellion Against the College Sports Cartel

  • Naomi Shihab Nye


  • Chris Offutt

    My Father the Pornographer

  • B. V. Olguín

    Red Leather Gloves

  • Karen Olsson

    All The Houses

  • John Parra

    Marvelous Cornelius: Hurricane Katrina and the Spirit of New Orleans

  • Rene S. Perez II

    Seeing Off the John

  • Ashley Hope Pérez

    Out of Darkness

  • Al Reinert

    Rara Avis: John James Audubon and the Birds of America

  • Pam Muñoz Ryan


  • Carl Safina

    Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel

  • Lisa Sandlin

    The Do-Right

  • Steven P. Schneider

    The Magic of Mariachi: La Magia del Mariachi

  • Bruce M. Shackelford

    The Wests of Texas: Cattle Ranching Entrepeneur

  • Adam Silvera

    More Happy Than Not

  • Dominic Smith

    The Last Painting of Sara de Vos

  • Jamie Stockwell

    San Antonio: Our Story of 150 Years in the Alamo City

  • Francisco X. Stork

    The Memory of Light

  • DJ Stout

    Variations on a Rectangle: 30 Years of Graphic Design from Texas Monthly to Pentagram

  • Whitley Strieber

    The Super Natural: A New Vision of the Unexplained

  • Don Tate

    Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton

  • Kimball Taylor

    The Coyote’s Bicycle: The Untold Story of Seven Thousand Bicycles and the Rise of a Borderland Empire

  • Mayor Ivy Taylor

    The Book Thief: by Markus Zusak
    (Mayor’s Book Club 2016)

  • Laura Tillman

    The Long Shadow of Smal Ghosts: Murder and Memory in an American City

  • Rebecca Traister

    All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and The Rise of an Independent Nation

  • Emma J. Virján

    What This Story Needs is a Hush and A Shush

  • Robb Walsh

    The Chili Cookbook

  • Wendy Williams

    The Horse: The Epic History of Our Noble Companions

  • Laura Wilson

    That Day: Pictures in the American West

  • Alexander Wolff

    The Audacity of Hoop: Basketball and the Age of Obama

  • Joaquin Zihuatanejo

    Fight: Poems

  • ire’ne lara silva

    Blood Sugar Canto

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