Texas Book Festival


Welcome to the Texas Book Festival, the premier literary event in the Lone Star state, sponsored in part by Kirkus Reviews, where we invite you to Discover. Read. Review.


For eight decades, Kirkus has been the first word on books. With the launch of our new website, it’s easier than ever to access our unparalleled content. The vastly improved kirkusreviews.com reflects our dedication to providing you, the reader, with comprehensive reviews, features, interviews, lists and more, all about the books and authors you should check out. Over the past few weeks, we have provided features on Suzanne Collins, David Sedaris, Neil Gaiman, and Jon Stewart. This fall and beyond, we’ll have countless more, all wrapped in an attractive, easy-to-navigate online package.

For the Texas Book Festival, we pulled together our reviews of the books by the event’s featured authors, and we interviewed all the stars:
  • Chris Barton executes an epic toy battle
  • Joseph O’Neill delves into nonfiction with a searing portrayal of his grandfathers, both POWs in WWII
  • Justin Cronin goes post-apocalyptic with a vampire tale
  • Emily Fox Gordon contemplates the personal essay
  • H.W. Brands considers our capitalist democracy
  • Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier pit unicorns against zombies

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