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The Face of Texas
Location: The Studio (Southwest School of Art, Ursuline Campus, across Augusta St. from Library)
Author: Michael O’Brien
A two-time recipient of the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for outstanding coverage of the disadvantaged, Michael O’Brien has photographed subjects ranging from small-town heroes to presidents. His work has appeared in numerous publications, including Life, National Geographic, Texas Monthly, the London Sunday Times, and the book Hard Ground, which pairs his portraits of the homeless with Tom Waits’s powerful poetry. O’Brien’s photographs are in the permanent collections around the United States, including the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.
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Texas on the Table: People, Places and Recipes Celebrating the Flavors of the Lone Star State
Location: The Central Market Cooking Tent (Southwest School of Art, in the southwest corner of the Ursuline Campus parking lot)
Author: Terry Thompson-Anderson
Thompson-Anderson is the author of several previous cookbooks, including the best-selling Cajun-Creole Cooking, Texas on the Plate, The Texas Hill Country: A Food and Wine Lover’s Paradise, and Don Strange of Texas: His Life and Recipes, coauthored with Frances Strange. She also writes a regular wine feature for Edible Austin magazine. Thompson-Anderson has taught over 20,000 students at cooking schools all over the country and does restaurant/wine consulting and cooking events around Texas. Her latest book, Texas on the Table: People, Places & Recipes Celebrating the Flavors of the Lone Star State has been nominated for a James Beard Award.
Latina/os and World War II: Mobility, Agency, and Ideology
Location: the West Terrace (3rd floor of Library)
Author: Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez
Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez is the founder and director of the Voces Oral History Project (formerly the U.S. Latino & Latina WWII Oral History Project), which has interviewed over 900 men and women of the WWII, Korean and Vietnam War periods. The project has produced five books; and interviews and photographs from its collections have been featured in academic and general interest publications, exhibits and documentaries. She is an associate professor of journalism at UT-Austin. vocesoralhistoryproject.org.
Betting the Farm on a Drought: Stories from the Front Lines of Climate Change
Location: the West Terrace (3rd floor of Library)
Author: Seamus McGraw
Seamus McGraw has written eloquently about hydraulic fracking and its sometimes devastating effects on landscapes and communities in The End of Country: Dispatches from the Frack Zone. His award-winning writing has also appeared in the New York Times, Huffington Post, Playboy, Popular Mechanics, Reader’s Digest, and the Forward, and on Fox Latino.
Eli Reed: A Long Walk Home
Location: the Auditorium (1st floor of Library)
Author: Eli Reed
A Magnum photographer since 1988, Eli Reed is the author of two highly praised books, Black in America, a twenty-year survey of the African American experience, and Beirut: City of Regrets. He is also a member of the Kamoinge photographers’ collective and an honorary member of the Society of Motion Picture Still Photographers, and has photographed and made short documentaries on the sets of over twenty feature films. Reed has lectured and taught at the International Center of Photography, Columbia University, the Smithsonian, New York University, and Harvard University. He currently serves as Clinical Professor of Photojournalism at UT Austin.
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Into the Field: A Foreign Correspondent's Notebook
Location: Rogers Hall (Southwest School of Art, Navarro Campus, 1st floor)
Author: Tracy Dahlby
Tracy Dahlby is currently Professor and Frank A. Bennack, Jr. Chair in Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin. He served as Tokyo bureau chief for Newsweek and the Washington Post, reported on Asia for National Geographic magazine, and has produced and directed historical documentaries for television. His previous book is Allah's Torch: A Report from Behind the Scenes in Asia's War on Terror.
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Naturally Healthy Mexican Cooking: Authentic Recipes for Dieters, Diabetics, and All Food Lovers
Location: the Central Market Cooking Tent (Southwest School of Art, in the southwest corner of the Ursuline Campus parking lot)Author: Jim Peyton
Jim Peyton is the author of Jim Peyton’s The Very Best of Tex-Mex Cooking: Plus Texas Barbecue and Texas Chile; Jim Peyton’s New Cooking from Old Mexico; La Cocina de la Frontera: Mexican-American Cooking from the Southwest; and El Norte: The Cuisine of Northern Mexico. Peyton has been featured on Bobby Flay’s Food Network show and in Southern Living; he has written about Mexican food and drink for three Lonely Planet guidebooks to Mexico, and he consults in the areas of recipe and product development for the Mexican food industry.
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Boyhood: Twelve Years on Film
Location: In the Studio (Southwest School of Art, Ursuline Campus, across Augusta St. from Library)
Author: Matt Lankes
Matt Lankes is a professional photographer whose clients include Livestrong, HBO, Fox Searchlight, Texas Monthly, Interview, Time Inc., Newsweek, GSD&M, Austin Monthly, Lee Jeans, Random House, Warner Brothers, Cowboys and Indians, Chevrolet, and Pentagram Design. His work is currently in the permanent collections of the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian and the Wittliff Collections at Texas State University. He lives in Austin, TX.
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