Second Edition in San Antone

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Book Fest SASaturday April 13 is a big day for books in Texas, as Austin’s long-running Texas Book Festival expands to San Antonio for a first-ever single-day event crammed with Texas authors at two venues: San Antonio’s Central Library and the Southwest School of Art.

The schedule is too long to list here, but it includes the following authors who have been reviewed in the Observer (links go to our reviews):

Erica Greider, Lawrence Wright, Sergio Troncoso, Lynda Rutledge, Jan Reid, Andrew Porter, Domingo Martinez, Stephen Harrigan, Reyna Grande, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Maria Antonietta Berriozábal, Jay Brandon, and H.W. Brands.

Observer contributors presenting new books at the festival include Erasmo Guerra (Once More to the River), poet Laurie Ann Guerrero (A Tongue in the Mouth of the Dying), and Joe Nick Patoski (The Dallas Cowboys).

On the Edge by Char Miller_641860837And what are we reading right now? The excellent On the Edge: Water, Immigration, and Politics in the Southwest (new from San Antonio’s Trinity University Press) by sometime Observer contributor Char Miller, who currently directs of the Environmental Analysis program at Pomona College in Claremont, California. Miller will deliver a talk at 7:30 Thursday evening at Trinity’s Holt Center, and at the festival on Saturday at 2:45.