San Antonio Book Festival

2017 Authors

The 2017 San Antonio Book Festival took place on April 8, 2017. 93 authors were in attendance from all over the country. Learn more about the featured authors at the 5th annual SABF below.

Featured Authors at the 2017 SABF

  • Anurag Agrawal

    From Soil to Sky: How Milkweeds and Monarch Butterflies Coexist

  • Frederick Luis Aldama

    Long Stories Cut Short: Fictions from the Borderlands

  • Julissa Arce

    My (Underground) American Dream: My True Story as an Undocumented Immigrant Who Became a Wall Street Executive

  • Gregg Barrios

    Altermundos: Latin@ Speculative Literature, Film, and Popular Culture

  • Diane Gonzales Bertrand

    The Story Circle: El Círculo de Cuentos

  • David Biespiel

    A Long High Whistle: Selected Columns on Poetry

  • Sheila Black

    Iron, Ardent

  • Kendare Blake

    Three Dark Crowns

  • H.W. Brands

    The General vs. the President: MacArthur and Truman at the Brink of Nuclear War

  • Jenny Browne

    Dear Stranger

  • Catherine Burns

    The Moth Presents All These Wonders: True Stories About Facing the Unknown

  • Jade Chang

    The Wangs vs. the World

  • Hayan Charara

    The Three Lucys, Something Sinister

  • Catherine Nixon Cooke

    Juan O’Gorman: A Confluence of Civilizations

  • Carol Dawson

    Miles and Miles of Texas: 100 Years of the Texas Highway Department

  • Vincent DiMaio

    Morgue: A Life in Death

  • Casey Dunn

    Marfa Modern: Artistic Interiors of the West Texas High Desert

  • Martín Espada

    Vivas to Those Who Have Failed

  • Denise Fleming

    5 Little Ducks

  • Carolyn Dee Flores

    A Surprise for Teresita / Una sorpresa para Teresita

  • Ron Franscell

    Morgue: A Life in Death

  • Xavier Garza

    Rooster Joe and the Bully / El Gallo Joe y el abusón

  • Amy Gentry

    Good as Gone: A Novel of Suspense

  • Molly Gilbert

    One Pan & Done: Hassle-Free Meals from the Oven to Your Table

  • Raúl the Third Gonzalez

    Lowriders to the Center of the Earth

  • Maria Goodavage

    Secret Service Dogs: The Heroes Who Protect the President of the United States

  • Reyna Grande

    The Distance Between Us: Young Readers Edition

  • Claudia Gray

    Defy the Stars

  • Nikki Grimes

    One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance

  • Helen Kleberg Groves

    Bob and Helen Kleberg of King Ranch

  • Laurie Ann Guerrero

    A Crown for Gumecindo

  • Jeff Guinn

    Silver City: A Novel of the American West

    The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple

  • S.C. Gwynne

    The Perfect Pass: American Genius and the Reinvention of Football

  • Rachel Howzell Hall

    Trail of Echoes: A Detective Elouise Norton Novel

  • Tim Z. Hernandez

    All They Will Call You

  • Karl Jacoby

    The Strange Career of William Ellis: The Texas Slave Who Became a Millionnaire

  • Kelly Jensen

    Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World

  • Joe Jiménez


  • Craig Johnson

    An Obvious Fact: A Longmire Mystery

  • William Joyce

    Dinosaur Bob and His Adventures with the Family Lazardo

  • Kathleen Kent

    The Dime: A Novel

  • Minerva Koenig

    South of Nowhere: A Mystery

  • René Colato Laínez

    Mamá the Alien / Mamá la extraterrestre

  • David Samuel Levinson

    Tell Me How This Ends Well

  • David Liss


  • Jessica Luther

    Unsportsmanlike Conduct: College Football and the Politics of Rape

  • Marie Marquardt

    The Radius of Us

  • Guadalupe García McCall

    Shame the Stars

  • Cathryn Merla-Watson

    Altermundos: Latin@ Speculative Literature, Film, and Popular Culture

  • John T. Montford

    Board Games: Straight Talk for New Directors and Good Governance

  • Maceo Montoya

    Chicano Movement For Beginners

  • Angela Morales

    The Girls in My Town: Essays

  • Jarod Neece

    The Tacos of Texas

  • Ali Noorani

    There Goes the Neighborhood: How Communities Overcome Prejudice and Meet the Challenge of American Immigration

  • B.V. Olguín

    Altermundos: Latin@ Speculative Literature, Film, and Popular Culture

  • Sharon Olinka

    Old Ballerina Club

  • Larry Olmsted

    Real Food/Fake Food: Why You Don’t Know What You’re Eating and What You Can Do About It

  • Ann Patchett


  • Maya Perez

    Our Story: Screenwriters and Filmmakers on Their Iconic Films

  • John Pipkin

    The Blind Astronomer’s Daughter

  • Roger Allen Polson

    Miles and Miles of Texas: 100 Years of the Texas Highway Department

  • Lydia Pyne

    Seven Skeletons: The Evolution of the World’s Most Famous Human Fossils

  • Emmy Pérez

    With the River on Our Face

  • Eduardo Rabasa

    A Zero-Sum Game

  • Mando Rayo

    The Tacos of Texas

  • Lydia Reeder

    Dust Bowl Girls: The Inspiring Story of the Team That Barnstormed Its Way to Basketball Glory

  • René Saldaña, Jr.

    A Mystery Bigger Than Big: A Mickey Rangel Mystery

  • John Phillip Santos

    Altermundos: Latin@ Speculative Literature, Film, and Popular Culture

  • Liz Garton Scanlon

    Bob, Not Bob! *to be read as though you have the worst cold ever

  • Joseph Scapellato

    Big Lonesome: Stories

  • Will Schwalbe

    Books for Living

  • Judith D. Schwartz

    Water in Plain Sight: Hope for a Thirsty World

  • David Shields

    Other People: Takes & Mistakes

  • Edmundo Paz Soldán

    Norte: A Novel

  • Michael Soto

    Measuring the Harlem Renaissance: The U.S. Census, African American Identity, and Literary Form

  • Bradley Spinelli

    The Painted Gun

  • Amy L. Stone


  • Billy Taylor

    Thieving Weasels

  • Laini Taylor

    Strange the Dreamer

  • Helen Thompson

    Marfa Modern: Artistic Interiors of the West Texas High Desert

  • Terry Thompson-Anderson

    Breakfast in Texas: Recipes for Elegant Brunches, Down-Home Classics & Local Favorites

  • Jennifer Torres

    Stef Soto, Taco Queen

  • Amor Towles

    A Gentleman in Moscow

  • Lesley Téllez

    Eat Mexico: Recipes from Mexico City’s Streets, Markets & Fondas

  • Deb Olin Unferth

    Wait Till You See Me Dance

  • Andrea Valdez

    How to Be a Texan: The Manual

  • Debora Kuetzpal Vasquez

    Altermundos: Latin@ Speculative Literature, Film, and Popular Culture

  • Alfredo Véa

    The Mexican Flyboy

  • Emma Virján

    What This Story Needs is a Bang and a Clang

  • Siobhan Vivian

    The Last Boy and Girl in the World

  • Amanda Eyre Ward

    The Nearness of You

  • Bill Wittliff

    The Devil’s Sinkhole

  • Lawrence Wright

    The Terror Years: From Al-Qaeda to the Islamic State
    Author: Lawrence Wright

  • Alexandra Zapruder

    Twenty-Six Seconds: A Personal History of the Zapruder Film

  • Alexandra van de Kamp