In honor of its 20th anniversary, the Texas Book Festival announced 20 authors to be featured at the festival on October 17 and 18.

The 2015 Festival authors and their featured books are:

Margaret Atwood – The Heart Goes Last

Chuck Palahniuk – Make Something Up: Stories You Can’t Unread

Elizabeth Strout – The O. Henry Prize Stories 2015: The Best Stories of the Year

Sloane Crosley – The Clasp

Sandra Cisneros – A House of My Own: Stories from My Life

Chip Kidd – Judge This 

Adrian Tomine – Killing and Dying

Wendell Pierce – The Wind in the Reeds

Avi with Brian Floca – Old Wolf

Raúl Colón – Draw!

H. W. Brands – Reagan: The Life

Margo Jefferson – Negroland: A Memoir

Alejandro Zambra – My Documents

Attica Locke – Pleasantville

Saeed Jones – Prelude to a Bruise

Linda Gray – The Road to Happiness is Always Under Construction

Aaron Franklin – Franklin Barbecue: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto

Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely – All American Boys

Stephen L. Moore – Texas Rising: The Epic True Story of the Lone Star Republic and the Rise of the Texas Rangers, 1836-1846

Marie Lu – The Rose Society: A Young Elites Novel

The 2015 Festival poster, by artist Fatima Ronquillo, was also unveiled.

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