San Antonio Book Festival Announces Lineup for 4th Annual Festival

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The 4th San Antonio Book Festival will take place at the Central Library
The San Antonio Book Festival announced its 85-author lineup for its 4th annual festival today. The free festival will take place on April 2 at the Central Library and the Southwest School of Art.

The lineup features heavy literary hitters such as Stephen Harrigan, who wrote The Gates of the Alamo and Skip Hollandsworth, a regular Texas Monthly writer who also co-wrote the screenplay for the film Bernie. Harrigan will discuss his novel A Friend of Mr. Lincoln, which sketches Abraham Lincoln as an Illinois lawyer through a fictional friend. Hollandsworth will talk about his forthcoming book The Midnight Assassin, a narrative about the country's first serial killer set in 1880s Austin.

The varied lineup also features authors of children's books, romance novels, memoirs and biographies. Here's the full list of authors who will appear at the book festival:

Marisa Abrajano (White Backlash: Immigration, Race, and American Politics)

Sara Benincasa (D.C. 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 Birthday / Un cumpleaños con tacos de frijoles con queso)

Kate Bolick (Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Own)

Carmen Boullosa (Before)

H.W. Brands (Reagan: The Life)

Jamie Brickhouse (Dangerous When Wet: A Memoir)

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)

Monica Brown (Lola Levine Is Not Mean!)

Ada Calhoun (St. Marks Is Dead: The Many Lives of America’s Hippest Street)

Brandon Caro (Old Silk Road: A Novel)

David Crabb (Bad Kid: A Memoir)

Eileen Curtright (The Burned Bridges of Ward, Nebraska: A Novel)

Tracy Daugherty (The Last Love Song: A Biography of Joan Didion)

Clark Davis (It Starts with Trouble: William Goyen and the Life of Writing)

John T. Davis (North Beach)

James Dennis (North Beach)

George T. Díaz (Border Contraband: A History of Smuggling Across the Rio Grande)

Angela Dominguez (Mango, Abuela, and Me)

James R. Doty, M.D. (Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon’s Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart)

Brent Douglass (North Beach)

Chris Waters Dunn (Enchiladas: Aztec to Tex-Mex)

Nathalie Dupree (Mastering the Art of Southern Vegetables)

Jessica Dupuy (The United States of Texas: Authentic Recipes from All Corners of the Lone Star State)

Álvaro Enrigue (Sudden Death)

Phoebe Fox (Heart Conditions: The Breakup Doctor Series, #3)

Xavier Garza (The Donkey Fights La Llorona and Other Stories)

Melissa Ginsburg (Sunset City: A Novel)

Cynthia Graubart (Mastering the Art of Southern Vegetables)

Kaitlyn Greenidge (We Love You, Charlie Freeman: A Novel)

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 (Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales: Alamo All Stars)

Stephen Harrigan (A Friend of Mr. Lincoln: A Novel)

Sarah Hepola (Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget)

Dave Hickey (25 Women: Essays on Their Art)

George Hodgman (Bettyville: A Memoir)

Skip Hollandsworth (The Midnight Assassin: Panic, Scandal, and the Hunt for America’s First Serial Killer)

K.A. Holt (House Arrest)

A.G. Howard (Untamed: A Splintered Companion)

Paulette Jiles (News of the World: A Novel)

Julia Johnson (Be Frank With Me: A Novel)

Varian Johnson (To Catch a Cheat)

John C. Kerr (The Silent Shore of Memory: A Novel)

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 (Randoms)

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)

Bob Morris (Bobby Wonderful: An Imperfect Son Buries His Parents)

Joe Nocera (Indentured: The Rebellion Against the College Sports Cartel)

Naomi Shihab Nye (Famous)

Chris Offutt (My Father, the Pornographer: A Memoir)

Karen Olsson (All the Houses: A Novel)

John Parra (Marvelous Cornelius: Hurricane Katrina and the Spirit of New Orleans)

Ashley Hope Pérez (Out of Darkness)

Rene S. Perez II (Seeing Off the Johns)

Renato Poliafito (Baked Occasions: Desserts for Leisure Activities, Holidays and Informal Celebrations)

Al Reinert (Rara Avis: John James Audubon and the Birds of America)

Pam Muñoz Ryan (Echo: A Novel)

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 Entrepreneurs)

ire’ne lara silva (Blood Sugar Canto)

Adam Silvera (More Happy Than Not: A Novel)

Dominic Smith (The Last Painting of Sara de Vos: A Novel)

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)

Laura Tillman (The Long Shadow of Small 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)

Tommy Wallach (Thanks for the Trouble)

Wendy Williams (The Horse: The Epic History of Our Noble Companion)

Laura Wilson (That Day: Pictures in the American West)

Alexander Wolff (The Audacity of Hoop: Basketball and the Age of Obama)

Joaquín Zihuatanejo (Fight: Poems)

For more information on the festival and to view bios of each of the authors, click here.


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