Magazine article Texas Library Journal

Texas Book Festival and Texas Teen Book Festival

Magazine article Texas Library Journal

Texas Book Festival and Texas Teen Book Festival

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The Texas Book Festival will next be held October 25 and 26, 2014, and for the first time, it will be "bookended" by the newly-named Texas Teen Book Festival on October 18. Young Adult genre rock star author James Dashner, creator of the wildly popular Maze Runner series, will be the headliner of the Texas Teen Book Festival at St. Edward's University.

The Texas Teen Book Festival is one of the largest of its kind in the nation, a major annual event in the young adult YA world that draws some of the most popular authors writing for the age group. YA literature is one of the hottest categories in book publishing today, drawing not only teen but adult readers in significant numbers.

Formerly known as the Austin Teen Book Festival, the gathering of young adult authors and readers, which attracted a record audience of4,000 in 2013, has been sponsored by the Austin Public Library Friends Foundation since 2011. …

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