Texas Book Festival announces author lineup

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

DALLAS (AP) - The Texas Book Festival has announced the lineup of more than 225 authors set to attend the upcoming event in Austin.

Festival officials on Tuesday announced the lineup, which will include authors of everything from cookbooks, novels and non-fiction to children's books and memoirs. The festival will be held Oct. 26-27 in and around the Texas Capitol.

Authors set to attend include James McBride, whose novel "The Good Lord Bird" details the journey of a young slave in the 1850s and Reza Aslan, who will talk about his book "Zealot" on the life of Jesus.

Debut novelists featured will include Lea Carpenter, author of "Eleven Days," which tells the story of a mother and her son who has gone missing during a military mission.

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