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2015 Festival Lineup Announcement!

February 10, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The San Antonio Book Festival is proud to announce our list of authors for the 2015 Festival. This year, the lineup features esteemed local authors and widely acclaimed award-winners. From photography to poetry, YA to murder mysteries, history to conservation, and cookbooks to the O.K. corral, this year’s lineup has a little something for every kind of reader. Below is our comprehensive list of authors, listed alphabetically. For author bios, photographs, and more, visit our Meet the Authors page.

Kenna Lang Archer, Unruly Waters: A Social and Environmental History of the Brazos River

Blue Balliett, Pieces and Players

Matt Barreto, Latino America: How America’s Most Dynamic Population is Poised to Transform the Politics of the Nation

Chris Barton, The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch

Diane Gonzales Bertrand, There’s a Name for This Feeling: Stories / Hay un nombre para lo que siento: Cuentos

Sheila Black, Wen Kroy

Jay Brandon, Shadow Knight’s Mate

Jen Bryant, The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus

Robert Bryce, Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper: How Innovation Keeps Proving the Catastrophists Wrong

Peggy Caravantes, The Many Faces of Josephine Baker: Dancer, Singer, Activist, Spy

Rosemary Catacalos, Her Texas: Story, Image, Poem & Song

Raúl Colón, Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes

Maureen Corrigan, So We Read On: How the Great Gatsby Came to Be and Why it Endures

Rachel Crawford, Her Texas: Story, Image, Poem & Song

Tracy Dahlby, Into the Field: A Foreign Correspondent’s Notebook

Rod Davis, South, America

Patrick Dearen, The Big Drift

Geoff Dyer, Another Great Day at Sea: Life Aboard the USS George H.W. Bush

Arielle Eckstut, The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published

Joann Eckstut, The Secret Language of Color

Lewis F. Fisher, American Venice: The Epic Story of the San Antonio River

Carolyn Dee Flores, Dale, dale, dale: Una fiesta de números / Hit It, Hit It, Hit It: A Fiesta of Numbers

Henry Flores, Latinos and the Voting Rights Act

Carrie Fountain, Instant Winner

Jack Gantos, The Key that Swallowed Joey Pigza

Xavier Garza, The Great and Mighty Nikko

Mary Carolyn Hollers George, Rosengren’s Books: An Oasis for Mind and Spirit

Jeff Guinn, Glorious

Robert L. Gulley, Heads Above Water: The Inside Story of the Edwards Aquifer Recovery Implementation Program

S.C. Gwynne, Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson

J.R. Helton, The Jugheads

Juan Felipe Herrera, Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes

Joe Holley, The Purse Bearer: A Novel of Love, Lust and Texas Politics

Martha Louise Hunter, Painting Juliana

Francisco Jiménez, Taking Hold: From Migrant Childhood to Columbia University

Bret Anthony Johnston, Remember Me Like This

Sofia Khan, Her Texas: Story, Image, Poem and Song

Matt Lankes, Boyhood: Twelve Years on Film

Diane Lawson, A Tightly Raveled Mind

Andrew Levy, Huck Finn’s America

David Liss, The Day of Atonement

José Lozano, Little Chanclas

Josh Malerman, Bird Box

Seamus McGraw, Betting the Farm on a Drought: Stories from the Front Lines of Climate Change

Mark Menjivar, The Luck Archive: Exploring Belief, Superstition, and Tradition

Mary Guerrero Milligan, Her Texas: Story, Image, Poem & Song

Tomás Q. Morin, The Heights of Machu Picchu

Naomi Shihab Nye, The Turtle of Oman

Michael O’Brien, The Face of Texas

Richard Parker, Lone Star Nation: How Texas Will Transform America

Joe Nick Patoski, Sir Doug and the Genuine Texas Cosmic Groove

Kate Payne, Hip Girl’s Guide to the Kitchen

Jim Peyton, Naturally Healthy Mexican Cooking

Aaronetta Hamilton Pierce, Black is the Color of Strength

Michael Pitre, Fives and Twenty-fives

Neal Pollack, Repeat

Kirstin Valdez Quade, Night at the Fiestas: Stories

Octavio Quintanilla, If I Go Missing

Isabel Quintero, Gabi, a Girl in Pieces

Eli Reed, Eli Reed: A Long Walk Home

Richard Reeves, Infamy: The Shocking Story of the Japanese American Internment in World War II

Ross Ritchell, The Knife

Spelile Rivas, The Cucuy Stole My Cascarones/El coco me robó los cascarones

Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez, Latina/os and World War II

Lance Rubin, Denton Little’s Deathdate

Antonio Ruiz-Camacho, Barefoot Dogs

Jan Jarboe Russell, The Train to Crystal City: FDR’s Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America’s Only Family Internment Camp During World War II

Mary Doria Russell, Epitaph: A Novel of the O.K. Corral

René Saldaña, Jr., Dale, dale, dale: Una fiesta de números / Hit It, Hit It, Hit It: A Fiesta of Numbers

Marian Schwartz, Anna Karenina

Cyndy Severson, Hill Country Houses

Maggie Shipstead, Astonish Me

Scott Simon, Unforgettable: A Son, a Mother, and the Lessons of a Lifetime

Mary Helen Specht, Migratory Animals

David Henry Sterry, The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published

Natalia Sylvester, Chasing the Sun

Don Tate, The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch

Terry Thompson-Anderson, Texas on the Table: People, Places, and Recipes Celebrating the Lone Star State

Helen Thorpe, Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War

Chris Tomlinson, Tomlinson Hill: The Remarkable Story of Two Families who Share the Tomlinson Name – One White, One Black

Luis Alberto Urrea, Wandering Time: Western Notebooks

Amanda Eyre Ward, The Same Sky

Frederick Williams, Black is the Color of Strength

Lawrence Wright, Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David

Andrew Yang, Smart People Should Build Things: How to Restore Our Culture of Achievement, Build a Path for Entrepreneurs, and Create New Jobs in America

Emilio Zamora, The World War I Diary of José de la Luz Sáenz

Jennifer Ziegler, Revenge of the Flower Girls


February 10, 2015
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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