UT Press Authors at the 2023 Texas Book Festival

UT Press Authors at the 2023 Texas Book Festival

During the weekend of November 11, the University of Texas Press and several of our authors will be in and around the State Capitol in downtown Austin for the annual Texas Book Festival! We’ll have a booth at Tent #5 at the corner of 11th and Colorado (South West Corner of the Capitol lawn) with tons of titles for sale at a great discount.

We’re thrilled that so many of our authors will be featured at this year’s #TexasBookFest! Use our featured session schedule below to plan your fest, and be sure to stop by the signing tent after each session to grab a signed copy of our featured books! Our friends at BookPeople will be on-site selling books for all featured Festival authors in the Main Book Sales Tent, both on Congress Avenue. You can also buy Festival books year-round at the BookPeople TBF online store!

In addition to our session schedule below, authors H.W. Brands (author of Haiku History and Greenback Planet), Edward Carey, Alicia Gaspar de Alba, and Mark Updegrove will be at the Texas Book Festival, too. We hope to see you at these sessions!


1:45pm – 2:30pm CT

2:00pm – 2:45pm CT

2:30pm – 3:15pm CT

Unheard Witness: The Life and Death of Kathy Leissner Whitman

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Author(s): Jo Scott-Coe


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Author(s): Keith Carter & Bret Anthony Johnston

Playing to Win: Professional Sports in Texas

Texas State Library & Archives Commission

Author(s): Jonathan Silverman


10:00am – 10:45am CT

10:30am – 11:15am CT

12:30pm – 1:15pm CT

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

3:00pm – 3:45pm CT

3:00pm – 3:45pm CT

3:00pm – 3:45pm CT

The Remarkable Life of Larry McMurtry

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Author(s): George Getschow

Armadillos to Ziziphus: A Naturalist in the Texas Hill Country

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Author(s): David Hillis

The Fight For Equality

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Author(s): Wesley Phelps

A Curious Mix of People: The Underground Scene of ’90s Austin

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Author(s): Greg Beets & Richard Whymark

The Evolution of South Texas: From Dinosaurs to Texas Rangers

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Author(s): Cindi Sirois Collins & Asher Elbein

Quantum Criminals: Ramblers, Wild Gamblers, and Other Sole Survivors from the Songs of Steely Dan

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Author(s): Joan LeMay

Why Sinéad O’Connor Matters

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Author(s): Allyson McCabe