Thursday, October 24, 2013

UT Press at the Texas Book Festival

This weekend, the University of Texas Press and 15 of our authors will enjoy the 18th annual Texas Book Festival on the Capitol grounds in downtown Austin and environs. We'll have a booth on Colorado Street (Exhibitor Tent #4) with tons of titles for sale at a great discount. There are a lot of great authors in attendance (R.L. Stine just in time for Halloween!), so we’ve distilled our authors' appearances into a single UT Press schedule:


12:00 PM — 1:00 PM

TWO PROSPECTORS: The Letters of Sam Shepard and Johnny Dark
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.028
Authors: Chad Hammett 
Moderator: Rebecca Beegle

"A bright pathway directly into the hearts and minds of two compelling men."—Kirkus Reviews
Nonfiction / Biography 

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Location: The Contemporary Austin--Jones Center (700 Congress)
Authors: Randal Ford
Moderator: T.J. Tucker

Randal Ford is the photographer for the UT Press book The Amazing Faith of Texas, an exploration in words and pictures of people and places that represent the strong, abiding belief that sustains faith-filled Texans. Ford is in conversation with Texas Monthly creative director T.J. Tucker.

Texas Coffee Table / Photography / Art
1:00 PM — 2:00 PM
The Salt Lick Cookbook with Scott Roberts
Location: Central Market Cooking Tent
“The book’s charm lies in the affectionate family history that began when Scott Roberts’ great-grandfather bought the land way back in the nineteenth century. The recipes keep memories of a great meal alive…”— Jane Manaster, Portland Book Review
Food / Cooking

2:00 PM — 3:00 PM
COLOR: American Photography Transformed
Location: The Contemporary Austin--Jones Center (700 Congress)
Authors: John Rohrbach 

John Rohrbach presents how color transformed photography into today’s dominant artistic form.

Coffee Table Books / Art / Photography / Design

3:00 PM — 4:00 PM
VIVA TEQUILA!: Cocktails, Cooking, and Other Agave Adventures
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.016
Authors: Lucinda Hutson 
Moderator: Marla Camp of Edible Austin
“This eye-catching book is interspersed with colorful photos, most of which highlight items collected from Hutson’s travels. Beyond the recipes, Hutson provides funny and inspiring travel stories of an adventuresome woman meeting the open-hearted, joyful culture of Mexico.”―Malia Bradshaw, Austin Woman
Texas / Regional / Food / Cooking / Coffee Table Books / Border

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: The Contemporary Austin--Jones Center (700 Congress)
Authors: Eric Draper
Former White House photographer Eric Draper presents his photographs documenting George W. Bush’s presidency.
"Draper’s particular advantage, though, comes with his reportorial pictures. A former Associated Press photographer who covered Bush’s 2000 campaign, Draper has an eye for action… The reportorial pictures are most evocative in the long section on 9/11, when Draper had exclusive access to the president as events unfolded."—Massimo Calabresi, Time Magazine’s Lightbox
Politics / History / Coffee Table Books / Photography / Design 

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.028
Authors: Daniel Petrie Jr. 
Brian Helgeland
John August
Moderator: Greg Garrett

Renowned, award-winning screenwriters discuss their craft from concept to completion in a lively conversation.

Nonfiction / Film / Essays

4:15 PM — 5:15 PM
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.016
Authors: Diana Kennedy 
Moderator: Casey Kittrell 
of University of Texas Press
My Mexico is a masterwork. I am thrilled to see it being republished. No other writer has come close to Diana Kennedy in communicating the variety, richness, and delights of the cuisines of Mexico...Cooking from it is also a pleasure, for directions are clear and results exceptional, in my experience.” —Naomi Duguid, author of Burma: Rivers of Flavor
Travel / Texas / Regional / Food / Cooking / Essays / Border


12:00 PM — 1:00 PM
Location: Music Tent
Authors: Lawrence Wright
Ricardo Ainslie 

This is Austin’s most literary band with Pulitzer-prize winner Lawrence Wright leading them through an array of Texas R&B and folk tunes. Also on board for this year’s performance is Ricardo Ainslie who’s new book, The Fight to Save Juarez, is being featured at this year’s festival, and they bring along young phenom Ruby Jane to add some musical muscle.


12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.012
Authors: Stephen Harrigan 
Moderator: Nate Blakeslee

Like sitting next to a loquacious, genial and informative passenger on a slow trans-Texas train.”—Kirkus Reviews
Nonfiction / Essays 

1:00 PM — 2:00 PM
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.014
Authors: David Ensminger
Moderator: Denise Sullivan

Left of the Dial and Mojo Hand author David Ensminger in conversation.
"Mojo Hand covers all the pivotal moments in his fascinating life through narrative punctuated with large, unwieldy chunks of oral history - both from first and secondary sources."—Lois Wilson, Mojo magazine
Nonfiction / Music / Journalism

2:00 PM — 3:00 PM
"In the end, you feel privileged to have been invited along and a whole lot smarter about not only smoked meat in all of its many guises, but this lovely and confounding part of the country."—Russ Parsons, Los Angeles Times
Nonfiction / Food / Cooking / Essays

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
UNSETTLED/DESASOSIEGO: Children in a World of Gangs
Location: The Contemporary Austin--Jones Center (700 Congress)
Authors: Donna De Cesare 

"… an urgent and moving work that chronicles those who grew up amid political wars, gang wars or both. It is a look back on lives that were lost, and some who triumphed, during her many years in the region."—David Gonzalez, The New York Times
Coffee Table Books / Bilingual / Art / Photography / Design

3:15 PM — 4:15 PM
THE GREAT TEXAS WIND RUSH: How George Bush, Ann Richards, and a Bunch of Tinkerers Helped the Oil and Gas State Win the Race to Wind Power
Location: C-SPAN2/ Book TV Tent
Authors: Asher Price
Kate Galbraith
Moderator: Hilary Olson

"Galbraith and Price understand the wonky side of energy policy, but they also know how to tell a story. The backdrops include Austin's Armadillo World Headquarters (a legendary nightclub), a small-town preacher who wanted to power his church with wind, new words (windcatter) and dry Texas humor….[the book] is a thoughtful, valuable story for anyone who cares about renewable energy or climate change..."—Kevin Begos, Associated Press
Texas / Southern Culture / History / Regional / Politics / Nonfiction / Nature / Environment

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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: The Contemporary Austin--Jones Center (700 Congress)
Authors: Roy Flukinger 

“The book bleeds beyond whatever creative crop marks may have bounded his oeuvre previously, and this new broader picture provides a rich context for understanding Newman. It's a book worth saving, and perhaps becoming attached to.”—Blake Andrews, photo-eye
Coffee Table Books / Biography / Art / Photography / Design

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.030
Authors: James L. Haley
Peter R. Rose
Moderator: Elizabeth Christian

Looking at the rules that govern the state and that govern the wild west with Peter R. Rose and James Haley.

Politics / Nonfiction / American West

4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: C-SPAN2/ Book TV Tent
Authors: Alfredo Corchado
Ricardo Ainslie
Moderator: Shannon O'Neil

Ricardo Ainslie and Alfredo Corchado discuss Mexican politics and violence.

The Fight to Save Ju├írez is the book we've been waiting for that deconstructs a major Mexican city’s descent into agony.”—John Burnett, National Public Radio

Politics / Nonfiction / Journalism / Border 

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